A slab leak is a leak in the concrete slab that your foundation is built upon or in the slab that acts as your home’s foundation. A slab leak can have serious consequences for your home, but they are also difficult to detect – without the professional services of an experienced Boca Raton plumber. Scheduling regular slab leak detection can save you considerable time, expense, and inconvenience in the long run. If you have concerns about moisture in your basement or unexplained increases in your water bills, it’s time to schedule slab leak detection services.
The thing about a slab leak is that it’s going to cost you. First, there’s the initial expense of all that wasted water. It’s important to recognize that all that leaking water is going somewhere and that uncontained water in your home can cause immense damage. The longer you wait to call in the professionals, the more damage your home is likely to sustain. It is in you and your home or office’s best interests to call in a plumbing professional as soon as you notice the least sign that you may have a slab leak:
- You may notice damp patches that show up on your floor or carpet for no reason. If the leak is a hot water leak, your floor may even feel unusually warm.
- Your floorboards may become distorted in shape.
- Your floor may have an odd spongey feel.
- You might notice an unpleasant musty odor in your home or basement.
- Unusually high water bills, a water heater that always seems to be running, and/or the sound of continually running water can all be signs that your home may have a slab leak.
The sooner you schedule slab leak detection, the better. With regularly scheduled checks, your experienced Boca Raton plumber will be able to stay on top of any issues with your foundation and will know exactly what to look for in relation to keeping your home or office dry and free from slab leaks.
The fact is that a slab leak can cause considerable structural damage to your home or office. While the concrete slab that your home rests upon is extremely strong and durable, it’s really no match for a leak that allows water to seep into your home. Once you have a leak in your slab, water pressure can build up and cause the slab to actually shift your home’s foundation. Typically, the first sign that your slab leak has reached this level of severity is when visible cracks begin to show up near the base of your home. If these small cracks are left to their own devices and aren’t repaired, your foundation will continue to deteriorate. It’s difficult to overstate just how expensive, time consuming, and inconvenient repairs to your foundation can be.
If you have even the slightest inkling that you may have a slab leak, it’s time to schedule slab leak detection with a knowledgeable Boca Raton plumber. Your home is likely your most substantial investment, and preserving that investment is naturally your primary concern – not to mention that it’s also your family’s home. When it comes to water damage, an ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure.
Mold and Mildew
Water that leaks into your home and that goes undetected and, therefore, isn’t taken care of can lead to mold and mildew. Mold often comes on slowly and you may acclimate to its presence before you recognize that you even have a problem. Mold and mildew are unsightly, malodorous, difficult to eliminate, and can lead to health issues – especially for young children and for anyone with respiratory difficulties. Once mold gets a foothold in your home, it can be extremely difficult to eradicate. If you notice the telltale musty odor of mold and mildew in your home or if you notice any black streaks or powdery marks on your walls or cabinets, it’s time to call in the plumbing professionals.
Prevent a Slab Leak by Scheduling Slab Leak Detection with an Experienced Boca Raton Plumber Today
A slab leak is a plumbing emergency that often progresses slowly and silently and that can cause untold damage to your home or office. Scheduling regular slab leak detection is an excellent insurance policy against a slab leak that goes undetected and then spirals into the need for serious and seriously expensive repairs. The dedicated plumbing professionals at Erica’s Plumbing and Restoration in Boca Raton are here to help – 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Schedule slab leak detection services by contacting or calling us at 561-245-7435 today.
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