A leak in your plumbing, whether under your sink, in the main plumbing system of your Toronto home, or even around a drain can use big damages to your home. Leaks caused by a burst pipe can destroy your floors, walls, ceilings and sub floor.

But, there is a much bigger problem caused by these leaks:

Your family’s health is put in danger.


Water gives us all life, but, when it ends up in the wrong areas of your home, it can give life to some unwanted guests. These guests do their best to make you sick and can often be hard to find at first.

Who are these unwanted visitors?

Mold and dust mites.

All mold needs to grow is a tiny bit of moisture, some air, and a little dampness. Now, when you add in the wood that makes up the cabinets around your faucets, the areas in the ceiling of your basement that house the pipes and in the walls and floors of your home, you have a perfect breeding ground for mold.

Moisture saturates into the structure of your home and causes wood rot, buckling of the foundation, rust on machines and metal.

Also, many times pipes leak or burst in areas that have poor ventilation. This helps mold spread.

Mold can cause a lot of problems for your family’s health, including:

  • Asthma
  • Sinus allergies
  • Skin rashes
  • Headaches and Migranes
  • Breathing problems
  • Mental focus problems
  • Sore joints
  • Flu like symptoms

Worse yet, mold has a bigger negative impact on small children, small pets and the elderly. The problems can actually turn fatal in these cases.

Have a professional look into your plumbing system for leaks and mold. You can also look under your kitchen and bathroom sinks because small, slow, drip leaks can cause mold to grow fast.

Dust mites have a similar effect on your health because their waste products are an allergen. They are actually the second most common allergen producer after mold (and slightly ahead of pollen).

They live in your basement, carpets, upholstered furniture, beds, etc. When you have a leak, the area round it will become damp and moist. Dust mites love humid, damp areas. They reproduce and leave waste behind. This waste is often found in the dust in your home. You are breathing it in as long as they exist.

Having a professional Toronto plumber inspect your plumbing can prevent leaks. If you do find evidence of mold or dust mites, contact a Toronto professional mold remediation expert.

If you are still looking for trusted plumber, Mister Plumber in Toronto, Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York specializing sewer repair, upgrade waterline, water service upgrade, drain cleaning, backwater valve installation, lead pipe replacement, re-piping and emergency plumbing, Mister Plumber uses the latest technology to effectively troubleshoot and quickly repair any plumbing problem and offers a fast response and free estimates.

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