20 Jul. 19
Save Water & Money by Getting On Top Of Slab Leaks
While conserving our shared resources is recommended all year round, being conscious of your water and energy use becomes paramount all year round in Florida.
What is Slab Leak Detection?
Ensuring effective leak detection and repair on your property is one of the best ways to be a responsible Florida resident and save money on your utility bill. From leaking faucets to toilet cisterns, the sooner you find the leak location and stop the waste, the better.
What is a Slab Leak?
Slab leaks are one of the worst culprits. A slab leak refers to a leak in the copper water pipes that run below the concrete foundation of your house. Slab leaks have a variety of causes, from poor installation when your house was built, to abrasion over time as your pipes expand and contract. Contact with soil underneath your home can corrode the copper, and if your foundations shift for any reason, your pipes will come under severe strain.
What to do if you have a Slab Leak?
Suspect you may have a slab leak? Don’t wait until you notice mold damage or a termite infestation before taking action. These more subtle indications of a slab leak should set alarm bells ringing. A sudden hike in your monthly water usage is a tell-tale sign. When you are not currently using your pipes, listen out for the sound of running water and check that the water meter is not ticking over. Have a sniff for a moldy smell, and check for mildew under your carpets.
Call the Leak Detection Pros at LeakHero
If you think you may have a slab leak on your hands, call LeakHero to get your leak sorted. Even if your DIY skills are top-notch, leak detection and repair is a job for a professional. Fixing a slab leak is not a one-size-fits-all operation. The sooner you detect and repair a slab leak, the less damage is likely to be done. Aside from the disastrous environmental consequences of an undetected slab leak, they can have serious implications for the structural integrity of your home.