Why Slab Leaks Are Dangerous

If you’re a homeowner, there is one four letter word that you’d better pay attention to, and that’ the word “leak.” Put any other word in front of it and it means bad news: gas leak, garbage disposal leak, refrigerant leak, toilet leak, and the list goes on. But there’s one leak, in particular, that you really need to worry about- slab leak.

What is a Slab Leak?
Basically, a slab leak is a water leak beneath a concrete slab. Most homes are built on top of a concrete slab. Water and sewage lines typically enter your home through pipes routed below and through this slab. If your home is diagnosed with a “slab leak” it typically means there is a leak in either water supply pipe or the sewer pipe. There are two ways your home can develop a slab leak, age or slab movement. Age is self-explanatory; slab movement is caused by weather and movement on the ground below the foundation.

Left Alone, Slab Leaks Can Cause Serious Health Problems
Slab leaks not only destroy your home, they can lead to respiratory and other health issues. Water leaks lead to standing water and standing water leads to mold. Mold is bad. Breathing in mold spores, black mold or other, for extended periods of time, puts your family and pets at risk for chronic respiratory illnesses, lung infections, asthma, and other random symptoms like coughing, sneezing, headaches, wheezing and sinus infections. 

Signs You Have a Slab Leak
One big indication you have a water line leak is an excessive water bill. With normal daily water consumption, your water bill is usually pretty consistent. If you notice a spike in the charges and you aren’t doing things like watering your lawn or filling a swimming pool, you should contact Orlando Leak Detection for an inspection. Other signs you may have a slab leak include: a random hot spot on the floor (indicating a leak in the hot water pipe), mildew or mold underneath carpets, mold or mildew along the bottom of cupboards, or hear running water when all the water is turned off. 

Orlando Leak Detection Specializes in Slab Leak Detection and Repair
If you suspect your home is suffering from a slab leak call Orlando Leak Detection at (407) 618-3665. We have the proper equipment to quickly pinpoint the source of any leak without unnecessary damage to your home. We can accurately diagnose any type of leak including window leaks, slab leaks, plumbing leaks, roofing leaks, irrigation leaks, drain leaks and more. Don’t risk the health of your home or your family- let us find your leak and fix it fast!

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