Detecting Water & Slab Leaks With Minimal Destruction

Most homes and business located in the Orlando and Atlanta area are built on concrete slab foundations. Plumbing pipes located directly below the property have very little, if any type of buffer. Leaving them vulnerable to high pressure, critters, and environmental conditions. Corrosion, rust, and chemicals in the water can also play a part in creating water leaks. 

Slab leaks are known for causing silent damage. So, be proactive and look for the signs:  

Keep an eye on your water bill

Detecting Water & Slab Leaks With Minimal Destruction - Water Leak Detection Blog - Orlando, Florida | Leak Doctor - homeWhether it is a sudden surge or a slow climb, keep an eye on your water bill. It is easy to go on-line to look up previous bills to compare.

Check for hot spots on the floor

When the hot water line has sprung a leak under the floor, water accumulates. The heat transfer creates warm areas on the floor. 

Take a good look around the outside of your building

Slab leaks tend to build up moisture that ends up outside the home. Look for mud, standing water, moss or an area that is greener than others.

Look inside the build for cracks in the ceiling or walls

Hairline cracks can happen over time as the building settles, new or sudden cracks in walls and ceilings may indicate a slab leak.

Listen for the sound of running water when all fixtures and appliances are turned off. You may also want to check the water meter.

Locating a Slab Leak

You can attempt to look for them yourself by poking random holes in the walls, tearing up floor boards and digging around the yard. Or, you can call a professional leak detection company who will have the right equipment to find the smallest of leaks, repair the leak and restore your home as good as new, saving you money, time and frustration.

Save in the Long Run

Simple leaks can quickly turn into costly problems, often times we don't notice the problem until it's too late. It's important to stay up to date and vigilant with your homes or business maintenance.

Don't wait for the leak to get worse, contact the professionals at Leak Doctor today. We put our customers first and provide emergency services.

 

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