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The Dangers of Undetected Plumbing Leaks

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While plumbing leaks are common in homes, they are usually not seen as a sign of alarm when they are still small. However, even the tiniest leak can result in major damage and pose safety risks to your household when left neglected for too long. 

Hidden leaks are even more dangerous because they can potentially wreak havoc in your home before you notice them. Allstar Plumbing, your go-to plumber in Westlake, LA, shares some of the dangers of hidden water leaks.

1.  Structural Damage

A water leak can slowly damage your home’s framing, walls, and foundation, compromising your home’s structural integrity. You can prevent this in the first place by scheduling routine inspections with our team to get ahead of leaks and make the necessary plumbing repairs before it’s too late.

2.  Rotting Wood

Leaking water can quickly rot wood trim, door frames, and flooring. This will require extensive repairs and might even necessitate replacing damaged sections of your home.

3.  Mold Growth

Undetected leaks in the kitchen or bathroom can create a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, and mold spores. These harmful microorganisms can quickly spread throughout your home and pose health hazards. A reliable plumbing company will offer the best way forward to avoid this.

4.  Higher Utility Bills

It won’t take long for hidden leaks to cause a spike in your utility bills. If you’re experiencing this problem, enlist plumbing services right away to get into the root of the problem.

5.  Fire Hazards

Plumbing leaks behind your walls can quickly turn into a fire hazard when it reaches areas that have electrical wiring, increasing the risk of short circuits. If you suspect the presence of a leak, turn off electricity immediately and ask for assistance from an expert.

Avoiding an emergency plumbing situation is easy when you work with the pros at Allstar Plumbing. We can quickly find plumbing leaks and repair them in no time to avoid serious damage down the road. Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment.


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At Allstar Plumbing, we serve Lake Charles and the surrounding areas including Westlake, Sulphur, Moss Bluff, Iowa, Jennings, Vinton, DeRidder, Cameron and all areas in between.

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110 E. Hebert Rd.
Lake Charles, LA 70607