Santa Cruz Slab Leak Repair Services
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It’s not uncommon to find homeowners that have never heard of a slab leak, let alone how to determine if they have one. Slab leaks aren’t among the most common types of water leaks, but they do have the potential to cause a lot of property damage and expense if they go unnoticed for any length of time. Having access to a plumbing company that has experience with slab leaks is a critical factor in keeping the damage to a minimum.
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The Mysterious Slab Leak
The slab leak is a mystery to many people, but it is relatively simple. When the concrete floor or “slab” in your home develops a leak underneath, it is known as a slab leak. These typically occur in the copper piping that runs beneath the foundation of your home. Since this type of leak isn’t on the average homeowner’s radar, it can be tricky to detect.
Watch for the Warning Signs
The warning signs of a slab leak can be seen down where the leak is happening. Moisture around the baseboards, walls and floors in the basement, patches of mold and mildew, hot spots on the floor, the sound of running water under the house or damp, swampy ground around the house can all be signs. If you happen to notice any of these signs, don’t wait to contact a plumber and set up and inspection of the area. The longer you wait, the greater the likelihood of serious damage. If mold is allowed to grow, you may have a health issue on your hands, as well.
Typical Causes of Slab Leaks
Corrosion of the copper pipes under your home is the cause of a slab leak. Sometimes, tree roots may grow toward the source of water and compromise already weakened pipes, but it’s usually due to normal aging. With the diagnostic capabilities of plumbers today, it is possible to keep the damage to a minimum if you catch the leak early, which is why it is so important to call as soon as you notice the first sign of trouble.
Slab leaks have a way of sneaking up on you, especially since many homeowners have never even heard of them before. After reading this page, if you notice any of the signs, call Bellows Plumbing, Heating & Air and we will come out and investigate.