How can I find a plumbing leak, even if it is underneath my concrete slab foundation?
This is a question we get all the time at the Atlanta Leak Doctor. The fact is, it only takes a small plumbing intrusion to add up to major damage and costly repairs. Small water leaks can stay hidden without being noticed for weeks or even months.
Plumbing pipes running under the concrete foundation of your home or business are susceptible to leaking due to corrosion, the soil shifting, and a host of other reasons.
A slab leak can have a domino effect. Wearing away and eroding the ground under the building, weakening the foundation. Floors are typically affected in the beginning, with slanting and bulging. Then the slab itself cracks or even breaks, causing doors not being able to close correctly, and all sorts of problems with the walls and windows.
It also leaves a high amount of moisture in your home, allowing mold and mildew to thrive. Starting between walls and invading your home. Causing health problems for those living in the home.
Be on the lookout for the signs of a slab leak
Be mindful of your home, changes in the foundation, warm areas on the floor, and cracks, moldy baseboards, musty odors, mildew underneath the sink, a change in the utility bill or water pressure.
Repairing a slab leak
There is no need to tear up a home's foundation to locate a slab leak, it is costly and messy.
Today's technological advancements have brought significant changes to the leak detection industry, making it possible to pinpoint the source of a slab leak without any digging.
This technology includes, Thermography, Ultrasound, Endoscopic Video and expert technicians, everything required to accurately locate a water leak,
This means your leak is detected without any unnecessary property damage and minimal disruption to your home or business.
Choosing the right company is also important, the Leak Doctor is committed to providing hands on service for every aspect of your leak problems. We explain our process to you every step of the way and offer cost-effective, real-time solutions to your leak problems.
How you can find a water leak in your home?
Listen to your home
You may have become accustomed to the sounds your home makes, but be mindful of any dripping sounds, the faint hum of running water when all water using appliance are turned off, hissing or rattling of pipes. These sounds may be more evident when the appliance, toilet, shower, or bathtub, are being used or shortly after.
Pay close attention to your water bill
If you notice your water bill has increased, just don’t attribute it to the cost of water going up again, you probably have a leak. Compare last year's water bill with the most recent one. You can also ask your neighbors what their water bill runs every month.
As your preferred plumbing leak detection service, the Leak Doctor's skilled technicians respond quickly in one of our well marked vehicles. Equipped with the most advanced leak detection resources available.