The worst of plumbing curses are invisible to the naked eye. That’s why you have to keep an eye out for signs that might suggest that something’s wrong. If you notice any such signs, call us immediately. Damage control is the best strategy in such situations and that can only be done if you’re proactive with identifying these warnings.
Spike in Water Bills
On average, every household pays $70.39 each month for water consumption. While this is an average estimate, individual consumption can vary around it. However, an unexpected or extreme spike in water bills is a warning sign for something worse. It’s usually a red flag indicating plumbing damage that needs to be looked into and slab leaks are often to blame for it. If you haven’t had a sudden rise in water usage due to holidays or houseguests, let us have a look.
The greatest risk of slab leaks is water damage in the foundation. As the leakage continues, water accumulates and pools in under the foundation. This will lead to structural damage in the building and water pouring out from where it’s not supposed to be. If there’s no hose or water source in or near the location where water is leaking out, it’s most likely a case of a slab leak.
Hardwood is the choice of flooring for home and office interiors. But even though it offers an unparalleled modern appeal, it doesn’t stand a chance against water damage. Water can only bring bad news for your wood floors, causing them to become swollen, cupped or warped in some way.
If you have wall-to-wall carpeting, you’ll notice damp spots or smells in the area. Keep an eye out for such damages; they’re a warning sign of slab leak!
A whitewash can’t always hide the unseemly fungal growth on walls and floors caused by mold. It can affect the presentation of your commercial building and also spur a series of health risks and respiratory disorders. Slab leaks make the environment conducive for mold and mildew to grow. They can start anywhere and spread to walls, floors, ceilings, carpets and even behind walls before you know it. It’s better to call in professionals as soon as possible so the source can be located and repaired.