Leaking water pipes can cause a great deal of damage to your home. And while you might not think that just a small drip is a big problem, it can quickly turn into one. Left unrepaired, even the tiniest crack in a water line will grow over time and can become a nightmare. The simple reason for this is that most of your home is not designed to exist in moist conditions. Only a few places in your bathroom and kitchen are constructed with extra detail to handle excessive moisture from steam or water from a sink or tub.
When other areas of your home remain consistently moist or damp from a water leak, there is sure to be damage to the finishes, the structural material, and even health dangers due to the growth of mold and mildew. The only way to limit the damage caused by a water leak is to call the professionals at Gordon AC & Plumbing as soon as you suspect that you might have a leak. Our leak detection specialists have years of experience locating and repairing leaks that are hidden in floors, walls, and even under the foundation of your slab home. And we have team members available 24/7. So just call us at (318) 202-9144 and know that we will do all that we can to minimize the damage to your home before your water leak turns into one of these nightmares.
Each time you turn on a faucet to get a drink or wash your hands, you assume that the water is clean and pure. But if you have a leak in a water supply line, that is not the case. A leak in a pipe outside your home will allow dirt and other underground contaminates to enter your pipes. And while the contamination might not be severe enough to alter the appearance of your water, you could be consuming harmful bacteria or other toxins. It is never worth risking your health. If you are concerned about a leak in a water line, call the pros at (318) 202-9144. We offer emergency and same-day appointments to put your mind at ease.
Everyone has heard the awful stories of homes that are contaminated by toxic black mold. The residents and their pets suffer from mysterious breathing issues, headaches, nausea, and more. Finally, the homeowner calls a leak detection specialist who locates not only a severe water leak but also a massive amount of toxic black mold. This mold is later determined to be the cause of all of the health issues. And once the discovery is made, the family is forced to leave their home. While crews come in wearing full protective suits to remove the mold and everything that it has contaminated.
And if that terrible image is not enough, you should also know that mold will actually damage the materials used to build your home. Wood, drywall, and other materials are weakened as the mold devours layer after layer. In some cases, the contaminated portion of the house must be demolished and rebuilt before the home can be considered free of contamination and structurally sound. And in extreme cases, all of the contents of the home must be thrown away because mold spores are airborne and have contaminated the entire residence.
In addition to mold, water damage can attract some other less than desirable guests. Termites, ants, spiders, and rodents are often found in a water-damaged home. And while these pests can be removed, and their damage repaired, they are known to carry diseases and bacteria that pose additional health risks to humans. Ridding your home of these pests becomes one more expense that could have been avoided by quickly locating and repairing a water leak.
Know The Signs Of A Leak
The best way to limit the damage done to your home by a water leak is to know the signs to look for:
- Staining on walls or ceilings
- Puddles, pools of water or moist areas
- A musty smell
- An unexpectedly high water bill
If you find any of these indications in your home, or can’t explain a large water bill, call (318) 202-9144 immediately. A Gordon AC & Plumbing leak detection specialist will inspect your home for hidden water leaks and determine the locations if there are any leaks present. The sooner you call us, the faster we can have the leaks repaired. Your quick action is the best way to avoid any of the water damage nightmares and pricy repairs that go with them.