Homeowners usually don’t worry about leaking pipes or taps unless it’s an old house or a sub-sale property. It’s true by and large but new homes are not free of defects either.
Failure to stop the leak promptly could lead to more serious problems later on. Here are a few:
- Unexplained Water Bill Increase
If you have a water leakage issue, sometimes it doesn’t become immediately noticeable. However, if you have a leak somewhere, chances are your water bill is going to be higher than usual.
- Damage to Property
The water leak may go unnoticed in the beginning but the marks will show. If this isn’t stopped, it could result in flooding and cause a huge financial strain and even damage the house structure, electrical appliances, or even your beautiful wooden flooring.
- Mouldy Walls/Ceiling
When the surfaces of your home are exposed to moisture for long periods, mould would start to grow on them. Exposure to mould can cause irritation of the eye, nose, throat, and lungs. If you have mold allergy or any number of chronic lung conditions such as asthma, you’re at risk for severe symptoms.
If you’re fortunate, the water leak may just be a leak from the tap or somewhere visible but sometimes the leak might be in the wall or ceiling, on the roof, etc. That might prove to be a costly repair. The right home insurance will be able to mitigate this potential financial disaster by providing up to RM20k for repairs and we guarantee a lower premium! Click here for a free quotation.