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Why Leak Detection Is an Important Part of Preventive Maintenance

When you are thinking of all the maintenance and preventive measures your home needs, you probably don’t think of leak detection. Leaks can cause serious damage to your home, and most of your pipes are hidden from view. Here is why leak detection is a very important preventive measure you can take to avoid costly repairs.

Catch Leaks Early

Leaking faucets are easy to see, but most of your pipes are hidden away. Sometimes the joints in a pipe may not be properly sealed anymore, or there are hairline cracks in the pipes. Even a little water building up in your walls or ceilings can cause serious damage. Having leak detection done as part of your regular maintenance can catch these issues while they are still minor.

Hidden Areas

Sometimes leaks occur in areas that are hard to see, like under your slab. These leaks can be a hassle to catch. You might only find them once your water bill is mysteriously high. Leak detection from a professional can find hidden leaks even in areas that aren’t easy to check, such as outside your home.

Outdoor Leaks

It is very easy to dismiss outdoor leaks. While our rainy season is passing here in Redding, CA, our hot summers can make damp areas dry out before you notice them.

Easily Ignored Leaks

Sometimes we all miss signs that there may be a leak in the home. A puddle on the bathroom or kitchen floor may just mean someone forgot to mop up. Water near your major appliances like a washing machine could easily just have splashed out. While that may be the case, it could also be a leak. If you aren’t sure, leak detection can help you discover the source of the water.

Prevent Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew can be major health problems. If you have a household member with asthma or allergies, controlling mold is essential for their health. Even without existing health problems, some molds can be very toxic. They can also damage your possessions. Catching leaks can help prevent mold and mildew problems. It can also help with pest problems since you’ll be able to make sure they can’t access any water that may be drawing them to your house.

Contact the Pros

The professionals at Steve Beaton Plumbing can help detect any leaks in Redding, CA and the surrounding area. Our experienced plumbers have the tools and know-how to find and fix leaks in and around your house. Contact us today to prevent future problems.