Hidden plumbing leaks can be very costly if they are not caught early enough. Most homeowners and commercial property insurance policies will cover a burst pipe, or any damage that is caused by an unexpected plumbing event. But they do not usually cover long-term problems such as a hidden plumbing leak. This could lead to high costs.

It is a good idea to have a local Glendale Plumber check your water pressure and perform visual checks every so often. Hidden plumbing leaks can be costly and homeowners and even business owners are not as savvy as they seem.

Slow Plumbing Leaks

Did you know that slow plumbing leaks, or those that are caused by poor maintenance, might not be covered by homeowners insurance? Insurance might not cover a slow leakage, such as from the water heater. The repair of a small, continuous drip that causes damage to the plywood and floor beneath layment around the water heater may not be covered by your insurance. The whole repair may cost you.

The majority of water pipes are concealed in walls, ceilings, floors. This makes it difficult to spot a small leak. Your homeowner’s policy should cover the cost to remove walls, ceilings, and floors in order to find the leak. You should check yours. Consider getting another policy if it doesn’t pay all repairs, except for a deductible.

Mold Damage caused by a Leakage in the Plumbing

A pipe hidden in a wall is another potential plumbing leak that could go unnoticed over a prolonged period. A small drip can cause mold growth and go unnoticed. Uncontrolled mold growth can cause respiratory problems for family members.

You might have mold problems if your relatives have symptoms that are not present at home. Seniors and infants can have worse respiratory issues than those with asthma. A home security system may include an air quality check.