household pests and plumbing leaks

Can Plumbing Leaks Cause Household Pests?

Statistics from a survey sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that almost 50% of all buildings in US cities are infested with pests including cockroaches and rats. Besides threatening human health, these pests can cause substantial structural damage to buildings as well as plumbing leaks. This is according to the University of California's Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM).This article discusses some information on how pests are attracted to plumbing leaks and, in some cases, can even cause plumbing leaks. Read more »

common plumbing insurance claims

Cracked Plumbing Seals, Leaks That Cause Common Insurance Claims

Some homeowners may not be aware that their household plumbing systems consist of more than a collection of pipes. For example, there are also fixtures, hoses, and especially rubber gaskets that play an important role in the proper functioning of the entire plumbing system. Some of the most common insurance claims for homeowners in need of such repairs involve leaks, cracked seals or rotted gaskets. Click through to read more on this topic. Read more »