No leak is a good leak. Water leaks, roof leaks, top-secret intelligence leaks – they all cause severe problems for everyone involved. As a homeowner, it pays to be proactive. As with any major problem, there are usually warning signs associated with leaky pipes, roofs, and HVAC systems. Catching leaks early can not only save you money; fixing leaks before they get worse can also be beneficial to your health. Here are a few ways unchecked leaks can cost you big.
Mold and Mildew Removal
Even slow, hard-to-find leaks can create a moist, dank environment in your home that’s perfect for mold and mildew. Mold can spread throughout the entirety of your home unless treated, but once it’s cemented deep in your home’s infrastructure, it’s difficult and expensive to remove. Worse than anything, infestations of mold and mildew can be harmful to your family’s health. Even non-toxic black mold can cause problems, so don’t wait if you suspect there’s a leak in your home.
If your roof, doors, or windows are leaking or have a faulty seal, your energy furnace and HVAC systems are making up for that lost energy. The worse the leak, the higher your energy bill will ultimately be, but even a slow leak can cost you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. Smoke detection tools use non-toxic smoke machines in order to visually inspect seal integrity in solid surfaces such as window glass, wood, and drywall, so calling a leak detection specialist with these tools is a good idea.
Damaged Structural Elements
Allowing moisture of any kind into your home spells disaster, but nothing is as damaging as a leak that allows water to run down to your home’s foundation. Once cracks appear, they’ll only get worse with longer exposure to moisture, increasing potential for catastrophic damage over a long period of time. Taking preventative measures like ensuring the proper flow of your gutters, fixing any leaks in your roof, and ensuring your main water line isn’t leaking as it enters your home are crucial to saving money and potentially your home itself.
If you suspect you have a hidden leak in your home, contact Clearwater Leak Detection right away. Our specialized tools and equipment can detect leaks buried beneath layers of earth, concrete, and walls. Call us to learn more about our leak detection services or make an appointment today.