Slab Leaks – How do They Occur?

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Slab leaks are uncommon, compared to regular leaks under your sink or in your walls. Slab leaks happen with a pipe breaks or leaks underneath your foundation. Unfortunately, slab leaks are usually not noticed immediately and end up, causing significant damages and costly repairs. Below, we will discuss how they occur and what you can do.

What Causes a Slab Leak?

A variety of reasons causes slab leaks. The most common are wear and tear or corrosion. This happens over time, as the pipes get older and corrosion occurs, they will leak or break. Other reasons can include foundation pressure from erosion, roots, and even earthquakes. Slab leaks can cause significant water and structural damages to your property.

How Do I Know If I Have A Slab Leak?

Slab leaks are extremely hard to spot, and you will need to have a company that uses equipment to see water beneath surfaces. Disaster Cleanup Services uses a variety of tools to detect water beneath the surface. If you notice any of the following, call a professional to check for a slab leak.

  • Damp or Weak Spots in Your Flooring
  • Mold Beneath Carpets or Floors
  • Hot Areas on Your Floor
  • Water Bills That Appear Higher
  • Lowered Water Pressure
  • Dripping or Water Sounds When You Are Not Using Water
  • Soggy Turf or Soil Near Your Foundation

If any of the above has occurred around your property, call a professional immediately. Slab leaks are known to cause major damages. The quicker you find the leak, the better the chances you do not incur devastating damages to your property! Water damages can cause severe mold growth and structural damages, which could lead to illnesses. If you believe you have a slab leak or other form of water damages, call a certified water damage professional.