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Plumbing Leaks That Can Attract Pests

Posted on August 15th, 2018 by Jupiter Tequesta

Ever noticed insects or other pests crawling around in your basement or crawl space? They are typically found there because of the high level of moisture in the air. Cockroach in house on background of toilet

Now imagine those same pests, but around your plumbing fixtures in rooms like your kitchen and bathroom (gasp!). This isn’t as uncommon as you may think. If there’s a leak, you’ll more than likely find pests as well.

Which pests are attracted to moisture?

  • Book Lice
  • Camel Crickets
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Cockroaches
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Termites

Which plumbing fixtures should you keep an eye on?

1. Leaky Faucets

A sink faucet or shower head can leak near the handles or base where the piping connects. And most of the time, the leak is a very slow, yet persistent drip, so homeowners don’t think its anything serious. But it’s very important to check your faucets every month (including underneath the sinks!).

2. Basement Plumbing

If your home has a basement, this is where most of your plumbing runs through. For unfinished basements, you’re more likely to find pests hanging out down there and will need to call a professional ASAP. For finished basements, check for any brown spots on the ceiling — this is a sign that there’s a leak in your pipes and a technician will need to come and repair it.

At Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC, we understand that 100% customer satisfaction is the purpose of our work, not a by-product. Home or business comfort is the only reason we exist as an organization and we have made a company-wide commitment to do it better and more efficient than any other company in Palm Beach, Martin, and St Lucie Counties.

Contact Jupiter-Tequesta today!

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