Plumbing leaks can cause more problems than you think. There are of course the obvious issues like flooding damage, money wasted, safety hazards and things of that nature. But we take things a step further here and explain to you how ignoring a plumbing leak can lead to some unwanted guests:
They Create Breeding Grounds
Breeding for mosquitoes and other pests happens on a large scale and one successful mating season could leave you with a BIG issue. Mosquitoes can lay their eggs in only an inch of stagnant water, which they are very good at finding. Leaky outdoor pipes or faucets tend to be a great spot for them to set up camp. Make sure you take the following precautions before rain as well:
- Turn over garbage pails
- Routinely clean bird bath water
- Displace pooling water near your house
- Repair leaking faucets
They Can Bring Termites
Wood boring insects like carpenter ants and termites love a good plumbing leak. If it goes undetected for long enough, the wood fibers start to soften and their job becomes that much easier. Common areas to check for leaks are beneath the sink, storage areas, crawl spaces and behind the washer machine.
They Create a Reliable Watering Hole
Just like every other animal on the planet, pests need water to survive and if they can’t find it outside, they’ll look into new frontiers. The most common places for infestation are the bathroom and kitchen for this very reason. Our plumbers constantly find dead or living insects when they go to fix undetected leaks in homes throughout the Denver area. If it doesn’t rain for a few days or a week, they will try even more desperately to find water reserves indoors.
If you notice something that is a bit off with your plumbing system, it’s always best to have a professional come take a look. Our team is highly qualified and when they wear the AAA Service badge, they know what that means. Nothing but the best!
To schedule a plumbing appointment, call 303-313-3333 or schedule online for faster service.