Does Your Home Have Pests? You May Have a Leak
The majority of homeowner’s recognizes the potential for a water leak to cause serious damage to a home and its foundation, and the risk of mold and mildew developing. However, an additional consequence of a leak is seldom recognized and is certainly unwelcome. Household pests need water to survive, and require very little. When a leak occurs in your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, the ideal environment is created for pests to thrive.
The presence of pests in the home doesn’t necessarily mean you have a leak. However, when you suddenly see pests, it’s worth looking into ensuring a leak isn’t present. Where the infestation is the greatest, inspect the nearby plumbing in Fort Worth for signs of a leak.
In addition, if your refrigerator has an icemaker and/or water dispenser, don’t forget to inspect beneath and behind the refrigerator for water.
The refrigerator water supply line is typically made of plastic and may be prone to pinholes. Stainless steel braided water supply lines are stronger, and last longer, providing a better option for supply water to the appliances in the home.
Routinely inspect the hoses supplying the washing machine, dishwasher and other water using appliances. Underneath the kitchen and bathroom sinks are another area prone to leaks. If you find a leak, contact a plumber to provide repair of your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth. The repair of water leaks and a dry home are an essential component in preventing pests. Even a leaky faucet and/or showerhead can attract pests such as roaches, and ants in your home, including carpenter ants. Prompt repair of leaks is the best choice for preventing pests, damage to the home, and the staining of fixtures.
Additional tactics to prevent pests include sealing the gaps in locations where pipes and cables enter the home. Expanding foam is an effective option for filling the gaps and crevices. Furthermore, ensure weather stripping and screens around doors and windows are well fitting and in good condition to keep pests out.
Moisture in the basement or crawlspace provides an attractive environment for pests to enter the home. Installing a sump pump ensures water doesn’t collect, and protects the home, and the foundation against water damage.
When you suspect a leak, contact our plumbers in Fort Worth. We utilize the latest state-of-the-art equipment for leak detection, and repair. Call a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth at the first sign of a leak for prompt, efficient service.
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