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If you notice a leaking pipe in your Crawley home, you may be tempted to ignore the problem for a while, rather than calling on a local plumber. After all, a small leak is only a small problem, right? Wrong! If left to its own devices, a small leak can end up costing you a great deal of money, time and stress in the long run, meaning the best solution is always to call a Crawley plumber as soon as you spot a leak.

If you don’t call a Crawley plumber at the first sign of a leak, you could risk the following problems:

  • The leak could end up creating conditions that are ideal for mould, which could damage the structure of your home over time, needing very costly and complicated repairs.
  • If the leak is occurring in your central heating pipework, this could cause the boiler and central heating system to lose pressure, which will reduce efficiency and will cause damage if not seen to quickly.
  • If a leak is occurring near electrical appliances, it could both damage the appliances and potentially cause a fire hazard in the longer term. This could end up giving you a plumbing emergency and an electrical emergency.

Sometimes it’s difficult to know whether you have a leak – for this reason many Crawley home owners choose to have a plumber inspect their pipework and central heating systems regularly. You could also speak to your Crawley plumber about the possibility of having your pipework cleaned, to help avoid scale and deposits building up and causing you more problems.