Posted on: 12 December 2016
While having a leaky faucet is a common occurrence for homeowners, there are some types of leaks that can be downright dangerous, or might cause damage to your home. If you experience any of these three leaks in your home, you should contact an emergency plumber.
Leaks that Produce Mold
When you have leaky pipes, it can cause mold growth. When the pipes are inside a wall or you can't see them, they may be leaking without you even knowing about it. Mold will most likely start growing by the time these leaks are discovered. If you notice persistent wetness or a musty smell in your home, it may indicate leaky pipes. Calling an emergency plumber might help reduce the chances of mold growth. Mold can be hazardous to your health and can cause the following symptoms:
- Itchy skin
- Sore throat
If you have any of these symptoms, you might just think you have a cold. However, if the symptoms persist, or if others in your home also experience the same symptoms, it could be an indication of mold in the home.
Having a gas leak in your home is nothing to mess around with. You may have a gas leak on the inside or outside of your home if you notice any of the following
- It smells like rotten eggs
- A hissing sound near a gas-powered appliance
- Plants inside or outside of the home are dying
- You notice bubbles in the moist areas around the home
- You have a headache or feel dizzy
If you do think there is a gas leak, it's important to leave the area immediately. The first call should be 911, then your local gas company. After that, you should call for the services of an emergency plumber who is licensed to work with natural gas lines.
Major Water Leaks from Bursting Pipes
Bursting pipes can cause serious water damage to your home and your personal belongings. If you do realize a major water leak is caused by a pipe that has burst, you should try to find the source of the leak and shut off the water supply. If you can't do it yourself, you should contact an emergency plumber.
Whether you have a leak that is causing mold, a gas leak, or a major water leak from a pipe that has burst, calling an emergency plumber can help you to prevent damage to your home and prevent you from getting sick.Share