Do you ever hear the faint sound of water running, though there isn’t any water on. You aren’t using the sinks, bathrooms, dishwasher, or washing machine. Do you feel any warm areas on the floor? Unexplained moisture on your carpet, wood floor, or tile? Then, you may have a slab leak.
What exactly is a slab leak?
Most homes in Florida and Georgia are built on concrete slabs. A barrier between the ground and your home. Pipes are located under the slab, over time these pipes can succumb to damage. From the shifting of dirt, animals, insects, even the chemicals that are in the water, can cause the pipes to develop pinhole leaks.
How to locate the leak?
Finding a water leak on your own can be very difficult, aimlessly cutting into the concrete. It takes a professional with the right equipment who understands the process to locate the leak without tearing up your property.
What happens if you have a slab leak?
This typically depends on where the leak is located and severity of the leak. Knowing exactly where the leak is will greatly reduce the repair cost. At the Leak Doctor our philosophy is simple, by applying state-of-the-art leak detection technology with the area's best technicians, we're able to address our customers' needs and provide leak detection that is both reliable and cost-effective.
How can you avoid a slab leak
While you cannot totally avoid a slab leak, there are a few things you can be mindful of. Avoid using chemical drain cleaners, they can be very destructive to the inside of your plumbing pipes.
Be mindful of the PH level in your water. Too high or too low can cause the inside of your pipes to weaken and eventually leak.
High water pressure also causes problems. The extra stress can be very taxing on your pipes which leads to corrosion and leaks.
The Leak Doctor can find your leak and fix it fast!
Call us today at (407) 426-9995 or (678) 251-7487 or use our quick and easy contact form to schedule your inspection. We service Orlando, The Villages, Tampa, Daytona Beach, Winter Park and the surrounding Central Florida area, in addition to the greater Atlanta, Georgia area.