5 Signs You Have a Slab Leak July 30, 2019
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Water seepage and leaks are often caused by underslab pipe leaks. This condition is not only dangerous but it can also prove to be quite costly. Any signs of water leaks or seepage should be addressed immediately in order to prevent the problem from becoming more serious.
The following list are serious signs of trouble that should not be ignored! Contact a professional consultant who can help you remedy your slab leak quickly and effectively.
1) Wet flooring – this is one of the most straightforward signs of water seepage and leaks. Anytime your floor is wet, and you haven’t spilled anything, it’s time to take action.
2) Uneven flooring – if you notice your floor is tilted or askew, it can be a sign that you have a slab leak. Older homes do tend to shift and settle in ways that cause slants and sloping, but if you have an uneven floorboard pop up overnight, it is likely caused by something else. Any type of uneven flooring situation should be checked out in order to eliminate structural issues as the cause. This type of inspection will also be necessary for the event of a slab leak.
3) Excessive mold – mold is a sure sign that there’s water where it shouldn’t be. If you typically get mold during rainy seasons or live in an older home, be on the lookout for any increase in the level of mold in your home. Mold can be very hazardous to your health and should be remediated right away.
4) Extreme increases in your water bill – water bills should typically be the same from month to month barring any significant changes in the size of your household or increase in activities that require water. If you are noticing a significant increase in your water bill and are not able to pinpoint the reason why water seepage and leaks may be the culprit.
5) The sound of running water – this phenomenon is a sure sign that something is amiss. It is not typical to hear water running through the pipes of your home or business, and if you do hear this, it can be a sign of a slab leak. If the sound persists, it is best to err on the side of caution and have the situation checked out immediately.
If you suspect that you have a slab leak in your home or business, contact our consulting team at G3 Soilworks right away. We are able to determine the root of the problem and advise you on the most efficient way to rectify the issue.
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