How to Avoid Plumbing Leaks and Pests in Lake in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX

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Avoid Plumbing Leaks and Pests in LakeDid you know that water leaks cause a lot more problems than just high water bills, wasted water, and mold or mildew growth? Leaky plumbing pipes also serve as a gateway for cockroaches, mice, and other pests to enter your home, where they can pose a potential threat to your health and cause structural damage. Like people, pests can go much longer without food than they can without water, which is why repairing water leaks is a crucial part of pest control.

If you fear you might be sharing your water and your home with uninvited house pests, then call the professionals at Roto-Rooter right away. Our experienced plumbers can identify plumbing areas and water leaks in your plumbing pipes that could be encouraging pest activity. Prevent damage caused by water leaks while keeping pests out of your home with our Lake Charles, LA plumbing services!

Here’s where you should look to prevent water leaks and pest infestations in your home.

  • Under the dishwasher Because it’s dark and prone to water pooling or dampness, the area under your dishwasher is a popular hideout for pests. You should regularly inspect your dishwasher’s water lines, as well as the water lines of all your plumbing appliances, for signs of damage and leaking. Also, remember to check the area under bathroom and kitchen sink, where drain p-traps are found. If you see chewed wood, droppings, or other signs of pests, a water leak could be encouraging the pest activity.
  • …and don’t forget under the fridge Water has a tendency to collect under refrigerators, especially ones that have an automatic ice maker. As such, you should regularly check the freezer’s water supply line for cracks or damage that can be serving as a water source for pests.
  • Don’t forget about your plumbing seals either The seals surrounding your plumbing pipes as they come through the walls in your home are vulnerable to water leaks where pests can enter. These areas should be sealed with material such as metal plates, insulation, or rubber gaskets. Maintaining your plumbing seals will help keep pests out of your home.
  • Anywhere you notice pest activity A water leak in your plumbing pipes may not be the reason behind the pests in your home, especially if their presence is out of nowhere. However it’s still a good idea to take a good look at the area where pest activity is taking place for signs of a hidden plumbing leak, such as discoloration or mold growth. A water leak could have been supporting the pests for quite some time and you’re just now seeing the evidence!

Setting traps and other forms of pest control might eliminate pests for a short period of time, but the real problem, the plumbing leak, will only continue to attract pests. Roto-Rooter Lake Charles’ plumbing maintenance services are the best way to prevent pest infestations caused by water leaks!

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