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3 Ways to Ensure Small Home Leaks Don’t Become Big Problems

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Far too often small leaks go unnoticed or are simply ignored. Some North Carolina homeowners view small bathroom, kitchen or laundry room leaks as simple inconveniences. Unfortunately, these small leaks can turn into huge problems down the road. Whether it is a bad faucet, fractured pipe, worn seals or something more complex, if you want to save your home from costly water damage, you need to hire a team of experts to fix small leaks before they turn into big ones.

Big Problems Often Start as Small Leaks

From mold to structural damage, even the smallest leaks can wreak havoc on your home. Fortunately, with the help of restoration experts, you can resolve the issue before it becomes a costly problem. Here are 3 ways you can help ensure that even the smallest leaks in your home don’t get overlooked and become big issues.

1. Call the Pros to Investigate Small Drips -- Did you know that a leaky sink might be the first warning sign of a bigger problem? While you might be saying, "oh it's just a small leak," the reality is that if the leak continues to drip, then you risk extensive cabinet and floor damage. By fixing the leak at its source, you can avoid future costs.

2. Smell Something Funky? Act Quickly When Strange Odors Occur -- One of the easiest ways to ensure that small home leaks don't become big problems is to act quickly when you notice any funky odors. Most often these odors occur in the bathroom, basement, and kitchen. The strange odors could be from backed-up pipes, clogged sewer or septic lines, or water that is collecting outside of its designated areas. At ServiceMaster of Buncombe County, our team of home experts will be able to identify the odors, as well as their origins, so that the issue can be resolved before it progresses into a structural or health issue.

3. Don't Ignore the Warning Signs -- Is there a strange brown patch that appears on your ceiling after a summer storm? Do you have a mystery puddle near the water heater in your basement? No matter the placement, if you want to keep small home leaks from becoming big problems, then you can't ignore the warning signs. The sooner that the ServiceMaster team can stop the leak and get the area dry, the better your chances of minimizing structural or electrical damage.

Fix Small Leaks at Their Source

As with many things in life, if you let the small leak continue, it is likely to become a huge problem for your home. When it comes to water damage, the experts at ServiceMaster of Buncombe County are standing by to fix the small leaks before they can escalate. To fix your home's leaks, or to complete repairs after extensive water damage, contact the experts at ServiceMaster of Buncombe County to schedule an appointment today.


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