Pests are attracted to places that are moist - this explains why there is creepy crawlies in the dark, wet areas of your home. This may be under the sink, in the basement, in plumbing fixtures that are leaking and in need of repair, and in a poorly maintained drain.
Some common pests a leak can attract are cockroaches, rats, centipedes, book lice, termites, and silverfish. It is important to have a regular plumbing maintenance and routine plumbing check-ups if you don’t want to attract these pests.
Plumbing Inspections And Repair To Avoid Pests
Good thing there are things you can do in advance in order to prevent this creepy crawlies from infesting your home.
Most of the plumbing runs in the basement or crawl spaces, it may be downstairs, or in most cases, along with the ceiling. This area is very prone to moisture since all the pipes are here and there is a continuous flow of water daily. An unfinished basement with its exposed plumbing system has a higher chance of being infested with pests because of higher moisture level.
Be sure to check the plumbing once in a while and do a quick fix on simple leaks so as to not worsen the problem. For finished basements with no pipes exposed, check your ceiling or wall for brown stains, this is a sign that there is a leak in one of your home’s plumbing pipes.
Faucets and shower heads can leak unnoticeable for a long time, and maybe by the time you realize it, it has already worsened. Water can leak through slow steady drips, hidden leaks near the handles or in the base. Make sure to do some regular checking on your faucets at least once a month. Of course, you shouldn’t just look for leaks on the faucet itself, look at its whole body - from top to underneath the sink where most of the leaks go unnoticed.
Water Utilizing Appliances
Common types are the dishwasher and washing machine that uses gallons of water for its function. If any of your water utilizing appliance is too old, in need of maintenance, is malfunctioning, or has a clog in the waterline, then this may cause some leaks. Ensure these appliances work flawlessly and efficiently with a help of a professional plumber or repairmen
Like any appliance that uses water with its function, the water heater is another plumbing fixture that is prone to water leakage. This can happen if any part of it is broken or needs some maintenance. So, it’s not just your plumbing system that needs maintenance, be sure to keep an eye on your plumbing fixtures, too!
To avoid your water heater from attracting pests through water leakage, have a professional plumber do some maintenance and repairs on your plumbing appliances.
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