Higher Than Normal Water Bill? Is It A Plumbing Leak?

Your Central Florida water bill has gone up recently, should you really give it much thought? While many people don’t want to think they may have a water leak, the consequences can be severe.

Slab Leaks are among the most dangerous water intrusions

Higher Than Normal Water Bill? Is It A Plumbing Leak? - Water Leak Detection Blog - Orlando, Florida | Leak Doctor - 1(6)Plumbing pipes running under the concrete foundation of your home or business are  susceptible to leaking because of the soil shifting. This typically happens during the rainy season. Just a small pinhole leak can become a serious issue, causing the entire foundation to shift. Especially in tropical areas such as ours, where the water table is naturally high.

Why should you be concerned if you have a slab leak?

Slab leaks can lead to the deterioration of the slab foundation, as well as the ground underneath the home or business.

It can lead to cracks in the floor and walls.

Excessive moisture can cause mold and other pathogens.

It can cause the building to settle and shift.

A simple water 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. The Leak Doctor's advanced technology is able to pinpoint the source of a slab leak without any digging.

Contact the Leak Doctor to make an appointment 

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