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Plumbing Leaks That Can Attract Pests


Have you ever wondered why insects and rodents are often found living in unfinished basements and crawl spaces? This is due to the high levels of moisture present in those spaces. This same mechanism happens around leaky plumbing fixtures and pipes that need repair.

Over the years we have strongly recommended that homeowners regularly check for leaks in their homes. It’s pretty simple; just snap a photo of your hydrometer before and after you leave the house for several hours. If the readings are close, then there is no leak in your room. But every once in a while, we’re hearing from a homeowner wondering if just a little adjustment is really such a big deal.

In our professional opinion, it is, and here are just some of the problems that you face if a plumber doesn’t get to repair your leak.

Plumbing Contractor In New Westminster BCFaucets Or Showerheads

Leaks that come from faucets and showerheads can go noticeable and steady, or slow and unseen near handles or bases where piping connects. That’s why it is important to check each faucet especially those underneath the sink.

Plumbing In The Basement And On The Ceiling

If you have basements or crawl spaces, there’s a chance that pests could live there because of high moisture levels especially when plumbing begins to leak in those areas.

Heating Contractor In New Westminster BCAppliances That Utilize Water

Make sure your dishwasher and washing machines are not too old, or malfunctioning, or clogging, so no leak can occur that will attract pests.

The Water Heater

Another plumbing fixture is the water heater that can easily leak when one part’s broken or when it’s not maintained. It is therefore important to have your water heater serviced annually to avoid leaks that could lead to damage and pest infestation.

Finding a leak can be a bit tricky, and that’s why we are here to help you. Let us help you stop wasting water, stop increasing your bills, and stop pest infestation due to leaks. Call us at 778-397-4850 or leave us a message.