Plumbing Leaks, A Pest’s Best Friend

Plumbing-Leaks-and-PestsPlumbing leaks are certainly an annoyance, but they can actually cause more problems than you probably realize. In addition to wasting water and causing an irritating dripping sound, plumbing leaks can create a veritable paradise for household pests. You may not like your plumbing leaks, but cockroaches and other pests really love them. Seeing cockroaches and other pests does not necessarily mean you have a plumbing leak, but it can often be a good indication, and is certainly worth looking into.

Just like humans, pests must have the basics to survive which are food, water and shelter. Even those nasty German cockroaches can go for a couple weeks without any food, but will perish after just a few days if they can’t access moisture.

Cockroaches can find drinking water in leaky pipes, pipes with gaps around them and from dripping faucets. Turning off these “drinking fountains” for pests is of critical importance if you want to drive unwanted vermin out of your home.

The best way to eliminate household pests and make sure your home isn’t moonlighting as a roach motel is to have all your plumbing leaks fixed and ensure all your pipes are in optimal condition by having a thorough inspection from the experts at South West Plumbing.

Uninvited Guests
The next time you notice a plumbing leak in your home, make sure to call South West Plumbing to avoid sharing your residence with pests including:

  • Rodents – Can exasperate plumbing problems by blocking pipes or gnawing on plumbing seals
  • Snakes – May be looking for rodents or water for lunch
  • Termites – Particularly interested in eating moist wood since it’s easier to chew
  • Carpenter Ants – Known for burrowing through wood, and wet wood is easier to get through
  • Cockroaches – Use leaky pipes as a source of drinking water
  • Mosquitoes – Attracted to standing water caused by leaks

Plumbing Leak Repair Services
Every home has a water line that delivers fresh water, and every home is going to have a leak in their water line at some time. The effective lifespan of different pipe materials vary greatly.

At South West Plumbing, our plumbers are trained to locate the area of the leak and determine if repair or replacement is necessary. Should you choose to replace the line (most commonly selected option), we can get this job done quickly so you experience the least amount of inconvenience possible.

Our certified plumbers have years of experience to draw from in finding and repairing leaks inside your home. Most of the time only a small hole is required to pinpoint the source and repair the problem.  Our certified plumbers can repair all types of pipes in any location of your home.

Whatever option you choose, you can be sure the job South West Plumbing performs will be done quickly, professionally and correctly at a price you approve up front. Contact our certified plumbers and see what we can do for you.


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