Leaky Plumbing Pipes Can Cause Mold and Other Damages to Your Home

Leaky Plumbing Pipes Can Cause Mold & Other Damages to Your Home

What is a leaky pipe?

A leaky pipe is a crack or hole in a pipe that allows water to escape. Leaks can occur anywhere in a plumbing system, from the main water supply line to the faucets and fixtures in your home. Leaks can be small and difficult to detect, or they can be large and cause significant water damage.

How do leaky pipes cause mold?

Mold is a type of fungus that grows in moist environments. Leaky pipes provide the perfect breeding ground for mold, as they provide a constant source of water and warmth. Mold can grow on any surface, including wood, drywall, insulation, and even carpet.

What are the dangers of mold?

Mold can cause a variety of health problems, including:

  • Asthma attacks, bronchitis, and pneumonia
  • Allergies, like hay fever and allergic rhinitis
  • Skin irritation, such as rashes & eczema
  • Eye irritation, redness, itching, watering
  • Headaches and fatigue

What other damage can leaky pipes cause?

In addition to mold, leaky pipes can also cause other types of damage to your home, including: 

  • Water damage: Water damage can occur when a leak goes undetected for a long period of time. Water can damage your home’s structure, foundation, and finishes.
  • Structural damage: Leaky pipes can weaken the structural integrity of your home, especially if they are located in supporting walls or beams. 
  • Increased water bills: Even a small leak can waste a significant amount of water over time, which can lead to higher water bills.


Not all leaky pipes are easy to spot. Some leaks are hidden behind walls or in the floor, making them difficult to see. However, there are a few signs that can indicate a leaky pipe:

  • Water stains on walls, ceilings, or floors

  • Musty or moldy smell

  • Increased water bill

  • Low water pressure

  • Pulsating pipes

  • Sagging floors

  • Cracks in walls or ceilings


What to do if you have a leaky pipe

If you notice any of these signs, give us a call and we will inspect your plumbing system to find the source of the leak and assess the problem. 


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Berge Shakelian
January 26, 2023
Our kitchen sink was clogged over the weekend. Mike Rangel was prompt, courteous and efficient. Would definitely recommend his service
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Chris Lopez
January 17, 2023
Danny C. was very friendly, knowledgeable and explained the problem with the leaking faucet. He was thorough and kept everything clean and neat. I would highly recommend this company.
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January 15, 2023
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January 9, 2023
Team Rooter was very professional, nice, clean and on time. They were able to find and clear out the tree branches that were growing into our pipes and up through our toilet. I would use them again if necessary
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January 3, 2023
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Cheryl Metz
January 3, 2023
Ricardo was extremely knowledgeable and skilled. He was respectful and listened carefully to questions and concerns. He answered questions thoroughly and explained safety guidelines. The price for work was reasonable. There was no concern about being tricked or cheated. Quality of work is thorough and highly professional. This company provided me with peace of mind for so many different reasons. Stuff happens. I will call them first in the future. So glad I found them.
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January 3, 2023
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