Plumbing leaks can be frustrating for customers to deal with, but they may not pick up the phone for services every time. However, informing them of how degenerative even a small leak can be is important.
Plumbing leaks are responsible for 3 trillion gallons of wasted water and $6 billion of property damage each year in the U.S.
The consequences of failing to detect or repair a leak in your plumbing are very serious. Wood and drywall can rot, a mold problem may develop, and your home's foundation could be compromised.
On the other hand, the cost to take care of a single leak is relatively low, averaging about $225-325 to find and fix it, a sum which may be covered (based on one’s policy), at least in part, by homeowner's insurance.
Leaks are easily fixable and easily preventable. It is important that any sign of water be looked at by a licensed professional.