Faucet Becomes A Homeowner's Worst Nightmare

Your faucets leaking and it has been leaking for about six months now. It's getting worse and you really don't have the money to get it fixed, so you just let it continue to leak. Not only is this water leak annoying to everyone in the house, but you know deep down inside that you're wasting water and this is starting to wear on your finances.

The woman I'm talking about woke up one morning to find out that her leaking faucet had now become old faithful. It had flooded the entire bathroom, hallway and two of the bedrooms. How would you like to step out of bed, expecting to step onto your dry carpeting, only to find out that your floor was like stepping onto a wet sponge?

I couldn't believe the damage and wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it with my own eyes. All of the carpeting needed to be replaced, the drywall in two bedrooms, one hallway and the bathroom needed to be replaced around the lower perimeter of these rooms. The water had worked its way up about 16 inches and was starting to smell.

It's like something that I had never seen before, but if you could imagine turning a garden hose on full blast for about six hours in your home, you could probably get a pretty good idea what this house looked like. It's hard to imagine how much damage water can actually do to a home, until you see it for yourself.

I hope you got a pretty good idea, how important it is to fix any problems in your house. If you have a squeaking door, or a piece of wood trim that's loose, this might not be as big of a problem as a loose electrical wire hanging out of the wall or a leaking water pipe, but all of these items can lead to bigger problems if they're not repaired as soon as possible.