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The drip, drip, drip of a faucet might not seem like a critical issue, but a small leak can grow. Leaking pipes can lead to everything from condensation on your walls to mold or even structural damage. Water is pervasive and can do a lot of damage when it is not kept away from the rest of your home. In addition to direct damage, even small leaks can carry a hefty price tag when you get your water bill. Learn more about hazards of running water that isn’t inside your pipes.

Deformed Drywall

Even a barely detectable leak can leave your drywall a swollen, malformed mess. Drywall soaks up water like a sponge, cracking the finish and ruining the paint. You’ll see bubbling and deterioration on the surface, but only once the drywall is waterlogged enough for the leak to make its way to the surface. Small leaks can push moisture into your walls for months before you know there is a problem.

Mold and Mildew

As the moisture builds up, it creates a perfect environment for mold and mildew growth. Just a few dormant spores can lead to a major mold problem. Plus, mold doesn’t stop at drywall. It can infiltrate wooden support beams just as easily. Depending on the type of mold, you might need professional removal services and major reconstruction.

Structural Damage

Water can seep into wooden support beams or even damage concrete. A crack in your foundation is a major repair job, and if ignored, will only let in more water. Water damage is obvious and can dramatically drive down your property value. Before you get stuck facing a total home rehab project, be sure to get your plumbing checked on a regular basis.

Colorado Leak Detection Services

Check your water bill to see if your consumption is on the rise. Even if you can’t see evidence of a leak, a change in your bill can be a good indicator.

If you live in Fort Collins, CO or another northern Colorado city, contact Allen Service for a pipe inspection! Using a video camera inserted into your pipes, our service professionals can find even the smallest leaks, avoiding the need to dig up underground pipes and tear large holes in the walls. If you suspect you might have a leaky pipe, schedule an inspection with us today!

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