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Slab leaks are no laughing matter. Much of underground plumbing
is connected to concrete slabs. In our ever changing New York weather, the ground is constantly changing which increases the risk for slab leaks.
When the underlying soils heat up, the expand.When it cools, it shrinks. This continuous expanding and shrinking can wreak havoc on the concrete. Over time, the concrete starts to shift and eventually crack, causing the pipes attached to it to become unstable. Fittings could become loose and the pipes could even break or rupture. These types of leaks can be tough to spot. Here are a few things to keep an eye out for.
You hear the sound of running water enough when the water is shut off.
If you hear water running even after you’ve shut it off, that means there is still running water somewhere. If you can’t immediately find where it’s coming from, there’s a good chance it’s under the concrete.
You feel a hot spot on the floor.
When a hot water pipe leaks
or bursts, it won’t always come fully through the floor. You may feel just a hot spot on the floor from the heat of the water while the water itself remains under the concrete.
Excess mold or mildew under the carpet.
If you find that you have mold or mildew under the carpet, especially in certain spots, there’s a good chance you’ve got sitting water under the floor.
High water bills.
This often comes a surprise to most. If all else fails and you don’t detect a slab leak, the high water bill will often let you know.
Call Our Licensed, Certified Plumbing Experts Before You Do This!
When you suspect a slab leak, you may be tempted to grab the sledgehammer and find it yourself. If you want to save yourself a good chunk of money, I’d avoid doing this. Our technicians have newest tools that can detect the leak without even having to tear up the concrete.
This means we’ll be able to tear up only the concrete above the leak, and nothing more. This will save a lot of time and money and make the repair that much quicker. Not to mention, you won’t risk hitting any pipes. If you risk it and land on a pipe, the repair bill will be much higher than a simple slab leak.
Our Experienced Professionals Can Help Prevent Mold
When standing water is present for too long, it is the perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold can have long term damage to both your house and your health.
Mold can cause:
- Nasal stuffiness
- Eye irritation
- Skin irritation
- Throat irritation
Minimizing the risk of mold can greatly reduce the repair cost as well. Left unchecked mold can slowly start to destroy wallpaper, carpet, and drywall. Call our experienced professionals to fix a suspected slab leak
before mold has a chance to grow and spread.
Standing Water In Your Home? Call Us To Fix Your Slab Leak
One of the worst feelings you can have as a homeowner is to suddenly find that your floor is covered in water. If you have a slab leak, water can slowly start to rise from the floor and turn your home into an indoor swimming pool.
After making sure you the cause isn’t an obvious one, (faucet left on, tub/toilet overflowing, etc.), call us immediately. Our extensive network of contractors allows for true emergency service. We can be there quickly before the problem gets worse.
Many homeowners make the mistake of trying to fix the issue themselves first before they call in an expert. While this is fine for most plumbing issues, don’t make this mistake if you think you might have a slab leak. Every minute that passes without the problem being fixed is another minute of damage done. Slab leak repairs can be very costly, but you can cut down on the repair cost quite a bit if you call as soon as you suspect a problem.
Low Water Pressure Can Be Caused By Slab Leaks
If you find you have low water pressure around your home, the culprit could be a slab leak. The main water line, the one the brings water into your home, is the most likely to experience problems. This is a good and bad thing. The good thing is you should be able to detect it before a lot of additional damage is done. The bad news? Well, you’ve probably got a leak.
If you’re experiencing low water pressure, try not to use any more water until a licensed plumbing technician can assess the situation. Every extra gallon of water used could push your pipes towards bursting if you have an existing leak.
Cracked Floors Can Prove To Be An Underlying Problem
Cracked floors can be tricky. Once they happen, it’s already too late. The damage has been done. A leak has sprung and the water has eaten away at your floor to the point of cracking. By the time it cracks, it’s usually too late to fix yourself.
One of the ways to prevent cracked floors is to keep a close eye on your water bill. If you see an abnormally high water bill, there’s a chance you’ve got a leak on your hands. Calling in one of our experienced techs can help save you a lot of money down the road. Our technicians are trained with the best tools and methods to search for leaks. Less time to find the leak means more money you’ll save.
No Problem Too Big Or Too Small For Our Experienced Plumbers
Regardless of whether you have an actual slab leak, if you are having an issue, don’t hesitate to call us. No job is too big or too small for us. We can identify the cause of the problem and get it fixed as soon as possible. No week-long waits or price gouging. We’re here to serve you.]]>