The health of your loved ones is your number one priority. Have you contemplated how the plumbing in your home could be affecting their well-being? Consider the information below to learn more about factors in your plumbing system that may be potential sources of illness, then contact Flowrite Plumbing to schedule a plumbing inspection and protect the health of your family.
Now a well-documented health concern, exposure to lead due to lead water pipes can cause serious consequences, including kidney damage, declined fertility, and cardiovascular issues. Lead exposure is particularly worrisome for children, since even low levels can impair the development of the nervous system and result in learning disabilities, lowered IQ, behavioral problems, and hyperactivity. Pregnant women who consume lead-tainted drinking water are more likely to deliver prematurely or have babies with reduced growth.
Not only a hassle that requires expensive repairs, leaks in your faucets or pipes can also encourage the growth of mold. This can pose a major health hazard for family members with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory disorders. Basements and attics are common areas for leaks, so if your loved ones are experiencing breathing problems, you should consider hiring a trained plumber to inspect these parts of your home.
Clogged drains accumulate mold, mildew, and bacteria that can cause infections and respiratory problems. Install traps on your drains to catch food scraps, hair, and other items before they reach your pipes, and clean them weekly to prevent overflowing. When waste builds up in pipes, it can block them, forcing the water and waste to flow back into your sinks and spreading nasty bacteria and viruses.
Keep your plumbing running smoothly and protect the health of your loved ones by contacting Flowrite Plumbing today. Our expert team has over 20 years of experience helping homeowners throughout the Sacramento Valley area. We provide reliable, cost-efficient, and hassle-free plumbing with the highest quality customer service.