Pipe Leak Damascus MD

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Pipe Leak

That dripping faucet or leaking pipe in the basement might not seem like a big deal. It’s a problem you’ll get around to fixing, someday, right? Leaking pipes are common and you can bet that many homes in Damascus, Maryland are suffering from leaking pipes right now.

Leaking pipes wastewater, if nothing else. That faucet dripping water into your sink may not pose a threat to your property as the water is being properly disposed of, but it will run up your water billion. Further, wasted water is bad for the environment. The EPA estimates that leaking pipes waste 1 trillion gallons of water annually.

Consider this, a faucet leaking a single drop per second will waste 3,000 gallons in a year! And while faucet leaks are a serious nuisance, if one of your pipes is busted or leaking, it could be wasting a lot more water.

The EPA notes that having your leaking pipes fixed by a professional could cut your water bill down by 10 percent. Given how expensive water bills can be in Damascus, the savings could quickly add up. In fact, fixing leaking pipes can quickly pay for itself as you spend less on water.

Beyond waste, leaking pipes could threaten your Damascus home and property. Let’s take a look.


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How Leaking Pipes Could Damage Your Damascus Home

Water damage caused by leaking pipes could wreak havoc on your Damascus home. Water damage can be expensive to repair, and it doesn’t take a lot of water to cause a lot of damage. Some ways leaky pipes can damage your home include:

  • Warping and ruining drywall
  • Warping and ruining flooring
  • Allowing mold to grow throughout your home
  • Causing electrical problems and short circuits
  • Damaging appliances and electronics

As you can see, a leaking pipe can cause a lot of damage in a myriad of ways. Take mold, for example. This pernicious fungus can cause damage to your walls and cabinets, but more importantly, could also cause health problems. When it comes to health, you should never cut corners.

In a worst-case scenario, an unaddressed leaking pipe could eventually rupture or breakdown completely. This could cause a flood in your Damascus home.

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Watching for Signs of Leaking Pipes

There are plenty of signs of leaking pipes you can watch for in your Damascus home. While finding leaking faucets and pipes is the most obvious way to discover leaks, there are other ways you can uncover leaking pipes without any obvious damage or signs.

First, keep an eye on your water bill. If it is rising or has risen for no explainable reason (an explainable reason would include increased water rates from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission), it may be due to a leak. One way to check is to pick a four-hour time period when you know no water will be used. Go out, check your water meter, jot down what you find, then check again in 2 to 4 hours. If the reading has changed, it’s probably due to a leak.

Watch for water stains on walls and the floor as well. You can plug your sink or tub overnight and check for water in the morning. This could reveal a slow, otherwise unnoticed drip. If you notice any of these signs in your home, it is essential you contact the professionals at O’Connor Plumbing as soon as possible.

What To Do If My Pipes Are Leaking?

If your pipes are leaking and you live in Damascus or anywhere else in the Washington DC metro area or across Maryland, you can call O’Connor plumbing. We’ll dispatch a team of expert plumbers who will be able to quickly fix your leaking pipes. Call today at 1-833-RIGGO44 to schedule service.