Over time, pipes fall victim to rust, corrosion, age and weather. Corrosion occurs when acids found in water produce pits in the pipes, which eventually causes pinhole size leaks.
These pinhole leaks can be devastating to your home or business. Causing damage to the structure, floors, yard, landscaping and even health issues, such as allergies, respiratory even headaches.
If you suspect a slab leak under your home or business, look for the warning signs:
Warm Places On The Floor
If you notice a warm spot on the flooring it may be coming from a leak in the hot water line. If you have linoleum or carpet this may be easy to detect. Tile floors are not as easy, they are not usually noticed until the water flows between the adhesive and the tiles.
If the water leak has gone on for a long time and is severe you may detect warping or a raised 'dome' in the flooring.
If a leak has continued for a significant time under your home's foundation it can swell and even lift the building, this is called heaving. The damage can manifest as cracks in the slab as well as in the exterior and interior walls. The damage can sometimes be irreparable and needs the attention of a professional who knows what to look for.
A Sudden Increase In The Water Bill
If you notice a spike in your utility bill without and extra water use, usually an indication of a water leak. If you're not able to locate the source, is in your best interest to invest in a professional leak detection service.
Choosing The Right Company Can Make All The Difference
The Leak Doctor takes pride in working with both commercial and residential clients. Our state of the art equipment means easy and effective detection and less destruction, which can save you tons of money, time, and water. Our pinpoint accuracy gives you piece of mind there won’t be any unnecessary property damage.
We understand water leaks don’t always happen at a convenient time, which is why we have emergency services. Licensed and insured, you can count on our solid reputation.
If you suspect a water intrusion in your home, don't hesitate to contact the Leak Doctor. We use special sound equipment to locate a water leak without disrupting or damaging your home.