Leaks inside your home are never a good sign, but what happens if you have a leak beneath your foundation? Slab leaks are when your plumbing starts to leak beneath your foundation. The water has nowhere to go, so it pools under your slab, causing major damages. Slab leaks are usually not found right away, meaning the water sits there, while other damages occur.
Slab leaks can happen for a lot of different reasons including fires and earthquakes, but what else might cause a slab leak? Below we will list a few things that can cause leaks under your slab.
• Wear and Tear
• Owner Negligence
• Tree Roots
Above are the more common reasons for a slab leak. Unfortunately, it is hard to determine if you have a slab leak. You will need to contact a disaster cleanup company that has the proper tools to find water behind walls and under foundations. Once found, the leaks will need to be repaired, as well as any other water damages that may have occurred. Slab leaks that are not found in a timely manner can cause structural damages and mold to grow. If you do have structural damages or mold growth, you will need to have the mold removed, and the structures replace by a certified disaster cleanup company. Mold is hazardous to your health and if not completely removed, can begin to regrow.
If you have noticed a change in water pressure, hot or wet spots on your floor, call a professional. The faster you find the source of the problem, the better the outcome will be. Some insurances will pay to have the slab leak fixed. By going through a professional disaster cleanup company, you can leave the insurance claims up to them. They will handle the repairs and the insurance headache for you.