Are you a homeowner? Do you like to save money when and where possible? Do you like DIY or other hands-on projects to better your home? If you said yes to any of these questions, then plumbers in St Paul have some friendly advice to help you maintain your plumbing and avoid serious issues. With a little know-how and a bit more effort, you can make sure that your home is protected from water damage from slow leaks, water seepage, and flooding.
Often time’s people think that flooding is the worst-case scenario in their homes, as far as plumbing issues go. In reality, slow leaks are probably more dangerous in the long run. As water slowly leaks out of pipes in the wall, the water sink deep into the wood and starts to warp it. It doesn't take very long until mold starts to grow. Anyone familiar with mold growth or have seen it before know that it is a serious problem. Mold spores that break off from this growth and float in the air get breathed in by people in the house and can cause sickness and lung disease. Over the course of time, this mold can turn into black mold, which is the most lethal to be around. If not taken care of immediately, black mold will cause serious lung disease and death. This is just one of the many reasons you want to have your home inspected once a year by a professional Roto-Rooter technician. If the slow leaks are found quickly, any mold can be quickly dealt with.
While slow-leaks are a huge problem, so is flooding. There's nothing like going down to the basement and landing knee-deep in water. This type of flooding usually happens when frozen pipes burst or shatter or if somehow water starts seeping through outlets like faucets or drains unnoticed. Also, whenever people start to mess with walls and remodel their homes, it is common to thrust a nail into a water pipe and cause a problem. Whenever you notice any kind of flooding in your home, the first thing you need to do is turn off the water coming into your home as soon as possible. Usually the switch will be out in the yard or high up on a wall in the house. After this is done, call Roto-Rooter immediately to come out and help repair the waterline.
For more information about plumbers in St Paul, give Roto-Rooter a call today.
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