We’ve all heard the saying ‘out of sight, out of mind.’ Unfortunately, this is the way most people care for their plumbing — if there’s no sign of a leak, they assume everything is working just fine.
However, that’s not always the case. Oftentimes, plumbing issues can’t be seen because they’re lurking behind walls or underneath your house.
The Risk of Ignoring Your Plumbing
It can be easy to forget how much damage water can truly do to a home. Not only can a persistent leak damage your flooring and furniture, but it can even go so far as to affect the structure your house sits on.
Where there is water, there is the possibility of mold growth. If a leak goes undetected for some time, it’s possible you’ll notice mold growth on top of the existing water damage. And while any amount of mold in your home can be unhealthy, it’s particularly dangerous for those who suffer from allergies.
A faucet that loses one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water per year — bad news for your water bill and our planet.
Fortunately, regular maintenance from the trusted plumbers here at Mr. Rooter of San Francisco can help prevent a plumbing emergency.