Slab Leak

The Risks of Neglecting Slab Leaks

Slab leaks can stem from various factors, including external forces like significant ground shifts due to rainfall and internal leaks within your home.

Overlooking a slab leak can lead to severe consequences, posing both dangers and financial burdens for your home. Ignoring these issues will only exacerbate the situation. Identifying a slab leak is not a task for the average homeowner; seeking professional assistance is crucial. If you observe damp spots, hear water flowing beneath your flooring, or experience a sudden spike in your water bill, it’s time to enlist the help of a plumber.

Understanding Slab Leaks

Slab leaks can result from different causes, including external factors such as substantial ground movement during rainfall and internal issues within your home. During rainy periods, the ground beneath your home may expand and contract, causing breaks and cracks in the non-breathable concrete foundation. Internally, factors like bathrooms, clothes dryers, and cooking can contribute to slab leaks.

Why Addressing Them Matters

Unchecked slab leaks can start with minor inconveniences and escalate rapidly. If neglected, you face significant financial losses and potential risks to you and your family. Initially, you’ll observe a substantial increase in your monthly water bills. Utility costs may also rise as heightened humidity forces your HVAC unit to work harder, impacting both heating and cooling. Persistent moisture can create favorable conditions for mold and mildew growth, leading to health concerns and unpleasant odors. As pressure builds and the soil quality deteriorates, your foundation becomes compromised, potentially necessitating extensive repairs.

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Posted on November 14, 2023