Should You Be Concerned About A Slab Leak?

The Leak Doctor is the slab and foundation experts in Orlando, Central Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. We understand just how difficult locating a water leak can be, so we have invested in the latest state of the art equipment and proper training of our technicians to locate your water leak. 

The Leak Doctor utilizes the latest non-invasive leak detection technology to accurately locate the water intrusion. We specialize in working with insurance companies and adjusters, we provide proper detailed documentation including photos in our reports. 

Should You Be Concerned About A Slab Leak? - Water Leak Detection Blog - Orlando, Florida | Leak Doctor - 1(34)Slab or foundation leaks can be a serious problem for many home and business owners,  The water in the Southeastern United States has limescale deposits which are abrasive to plumbing lines and over time create pinhole water leaks under the concrete slab foundation. 

These water leaks start off invisible to the eye and go undetected for weeks or even months, they can cause hidden water damage and mold.  After 72 hours after a water leak mold can start to grow, thriving in damp, dark places like behind cabinets and between walls.  Over 50% of slab leaks or hidden water leaks results in some type of mold problem.  

How does a home or business owner know they have a slab leak? 

Sometimes they can be difficult to detect, symptoms include: low water pressure,  the sound of water running when all the water is turned off, a spike in your water bill, damp floors or carpet, warm spots on the floor, mildew in the ceiling or walls, musty odor, and a spike in the water bill.  If you suspect a slab leak it is imperative you have it repaired as soon as possible, the damages can become overwhelming.

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.

Contact the Leak Doctor for more information and to make an appointment.

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