Early detection and treatment of a gas or water leak in the home is essential for several reasons. Both types of leaks can be detrimental to the health of occupants of your home, including pets. Undetected leaks can lead to more serious damage that will increase repair costs when discovered. Damages incurred by gas and water leaks may cause a decrease in your home value at time of resale. None of these situations is good for you, your family, or your wallet.
Importance of Early Leak Detection
Water leak detection and repair can help save cash outflow for preventable mishaps. We have all lived or stayed somewhere that had a water leak at one time. It may have been something as minute as a persistent drip from a faucet, but think about the amount of water that one drip could displace over time. The cost of that tiny drip could easily double your water bill, and possibly your energy bill will feel the effect too if it is a hot water leak. A constant drip could cause your water heater to remain engaged, increasing energy cost.
Water leaks can get into flooring, drywalls, and wall surfaces causing mold and mildew to crop up. Left unattended, these growths can affect your families’ health as mold particles are circulated into the air, then into your lungs. Leaky faucets and pipes may also lead to insect infestation, as they look for nesting materials from the softened wood particle. Also, it may be a source of nutrition for them such as in the case of termites. Gas leaks can be hazardous to health and may present a fire hazard if enough is built up without ventilation. Gas leak detection services can prove useful to keeping your family safe and happy.
Pipe leaks can occur in pipes that have been present for two or more years, but are most prevalent after 15 years. Some of the common reasons for pipe failure include pH levels, water pressure, oxygen levels present in the water source, and even water temperatures. Improper insulation of underground pipes is also a common cause of pipe failure. As ground temperatures fluctuate, metal and plastic pipes can expand and contract with the changing from hot to cold. Over a period of time, this can cause pipes to decay or lose their rigidity. Water leak detection and repair can help to identify faulty pipes.
SGS Plumbing and Retrofitting technicians have been specially trained and certified to find and repair leaks from gas or water lines. The best approach to this problem is a proactive one. If your leaks can be detected before they begin to take hold of your property, it is to your advantage. It is recommended that pipes be checked at least twice a year to ensure they are in good working order. You certainly would not want to fix a small leak, and think that your problem is solved only to find out the problem is somewhere else, and what you corrected was just a byproduct of a bigger issue.
The staff at SGS Plumbing and Retrofitting is quick, reliable, and efficient. No matter what your service need, they will see that your needs and expectations are exceeded. So do not hesitate, call today for a pipe system evaluation and start in the right direction. Appointment setters are standing by at (310) 664-8777 to handle your plumbing and retrofitting requests.