Homeownership is full of little maintenance tasks that can, unfortunately, turn into big problems if you don’t take care of them early. Leaky pipes are one of the most common culprits of small problems that can turn into major issues. Taking care of leaky pipes early is an essential part of taking care of your home and avoiding problems.

Mold Growth

Moist spaces, which can be easily caused by a leaky pipe, make for the perfect environment for growing mold. Mold that grows in a home can discolor furnishings and walls and be dangerous. This is because mold creates spores that can cause problems when they are breathed into your lungs. Taking care of leaks early can help you to avoid mold growth and stop the problem before it even begins. According to the University of Minnesota, the longer an area is moist, the more likely it is to lead to mold growth, so if you notice a leak, it is in your best interests to take care of it as soon as possible.

Pest Infestations

Moist environments are also very inviting to pests of all kinds. If your pipe continues to leak it creates a space that pests are drawn to and can make it difficult to get rid of those pests in the long run. If you’ve ever been in a park with standing water, you have probably noticed the way that wasps and other bugs flock to it, but those aren’t the only pests that love a moist environment. According to Proterra Pest Control, standing water can attract all kinds of pests, from mosquitos to rats. Dealing with your leaky pipe will help you to keep your home safe from pests.

Structural Damage

A leaky pipe seems like a pretty small issue, but if it can continue leaking without being fixed, it can lead to major structural damage. Water damage can start small with peeling paint and purely visual issues, but eventually, it can lead to rot which can compromise the structural integrity of your home. Taking the time to fix leaks as soon as you notice them can save you the major expense of replacing the structural elements of your home.

Taking care of your home includes making sure that leaks are taken care of as soon as possible. You deserve a home that is safe and comfortable, and dealing with the inconvenience of leaking pipes can help make that happen. Dealing with leaky pipes early will help your home feel safer and more comfortable.

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