High Mark Plumbing can help with your emergency plumbing in Calgary. The most insidious kind of emergency plumbing is the slow leak that is difficult to find, yet is driving up your water bill. To make matters worse, those slow leaks are often trickling water into your walls creating a potentially hazardous situation.
One of the most common hazards created by a slow leak is providing an ideal environment for termites. Termites are a type of ant that loves wood. In the wild, they are part of nature’s clean-up and recycle committee, helping fallen timber breakdown and become part of the soil. In the walls of a modern wood frame house, they nibble away at the two-inch by four-inch wall studs that support vital things such as upper floors and your roof. If they inhabit your walls long enough, that wood begins to resemble swiss cheese.
Another problem that can occur thanks to a slow leak is mold. Despite an amazing amount of publicity, just because there is mold that doesn’t immediately mean that you have the bad kind – stachybotrys chartarum, commonly known as black mold. Penicillin, cladosporium and aspergillus occur far more often. Regardless of the type, mold isn’t something you want to keep in your house. The CDC recommends that you get the leak stopped (that’s where we come in) and then thoroughly clean hard surfaces with bleach, remove any moldy materials and ventilate the area.
High Mark Plumbing can help with your emergency plumbing in Calgary, call (403)407-5750 for assistance. We are available after regular business hours and on weekends because we know that those pesky slow leaks have a way of manifesting as full-blown gushers at the worst of times – such as during an important dinner party or when a special guest has arrived.