There are few household problems that will damage your home and property as quickly as a slab leak. Homes in San Antonio and the surrounding area are built on concrete foundations with clean water and sewage pipes running through them. The concrete generally does an excellent job of protecting these pipes, but leaks can happen at any time. When this takes place, it is important to act immediately in order to prevent overwhelming damage to your property.
Slab leaks are not only incredibly destructive, but they often go unnoticed for quite some time. Foundation leaks refer to any leaks that take place under the structure of the house within the cement slabs. In addition to damaging the foundation of the home, these leaks often result in a variety of expensive issues that must be addressed. This begins with the growth of mold and bacteria due to standing water and moisture. Any puddles that are created in or around the home’s foundation could also result in a pest infestation. Residents may also notice that their showers no longer have enough pressure or that they are spending quite a bit extra on their water bills.
Every homeowner should know some of the most common signs that their home’s incoming water pipes or outgoing sewage pipes have become damaged.
- The first thing that most homeowners notice is that their water bills or water usage has gone up when they are using the same amount of water daily.
- There may also be a drop in water pressure in taps and fixtures throughout the house.
- Finally, residents should take a look in their basement or around the outside of their foundation for any signs of water damage such as the growth of mold, rotting wood, and rusted metal.
If you have noticed any of these issues, then it is time to contact Mr. Plumber for a thorough inspection of your home’s pipes.
The longer you wait to make that call, the more damage these broken pipes will cause. What originally may have been a minor leak or repair can quickly result in major damage throughout the home’s plumbing system costing thousands of dollars. Depending on the severity of the leak, its location, and the age of the home, there are a number of options that homeowners will have when it comes to repairs. Our plumbers use advanced tools and techniques to not only find the source of the leak, but to repair it as quickly as possible and get your home running smoothly once again. Anyone that has noticed any of the common signs of a slab leak can contact us today to setup their own free service call.
Do you think you have a slab leak? Contact the team at Mr. Plumber today!