Some homeowners will let a slab leak go unattended figuring it is not important. Even if your slab leak is small, it is essential to have it resolved as soon as possible. A slab leak that is not addressed will result in bigger and more expensive problems down the road.
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What Is a Slab Leak?
A slab leak is a leak that occurs in the copper water pipes below the foundation of your house. Sometimes these leaks take place inside the walls or ceiling. The leaks occur when the pipes in the home’s foundation are corroded or have pinhole leaks. These types of slab leaks also happen because of the structure settling on the foundation. In general, slab leaks are more common in older homes.
Slab leaks are serious because they can destroy your home’s foundation. A slab leak may also bring about health concerns, such as mould breeding and other moisture concerns.
Why Slab Leaks Happen
You don’t have to live in an earthquake area to experience ground movement. It is normal to experience some degree of ground movement from time to time, as the home settles into its foundation. Pipes will leak under your foundation when there is some friction under the home. Any type of movement under a structure can generate a slab leak. Additionally, if you live in a colder climate, burst or frozen pipes are a common occurrence that can result in a slab leak. If you suspect a slab leak, call One Stop Trade Services for an inspection as soon as possible.
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Your Slab Leak Detection Experts
Slab leaks can be tricky to find because they usually happen where you can’t see them. There is no way that a homeowner can spot a slab leak. Slab leaks under the floor, behind walls and in the ceiling require professional detection methods that can only be provided by a reputable slab leak detection company such as One Stop Trade Services.
Be on the lookout for signs that may be pointing to a slab leak, such as:
- A high water bill
- Mould growth
- Low water pressure
- Wet floors
- Damp walls
- Shifting foundation
Regularly check the walls of your basement for cracks and leaks. Finding leaks early before they get worse allows you to take corrective measures so your foundation does not suffer any damage. If you believe you may have a slab leak, call the home foundation leak detection experts at One Stop Trade Services for an honest and comprehensive evaluation.