Slab leaks are a plumbing emergency that can cause serious property damage, resulting in high costs for homeowners and business owners. A slab leak is a specific leak defined by a leaking pipe that’s located under your Evergreen, Genessee, or Western Colorado property’s concrete foundation or slab. These leaks can be really difficult for anyone to detect and can create serious, undetectable damage throughout your home or business. Since slab leaks occur under cement, it is only possible to detect once more symptoms appear.
How to Determine if You Have a Slab Leak in Your Western Colorado Property
Since the aftermath of a slab leak can happen over the course of days or weeks, it’s crucial to stay vigilante and aware of the potential signs. There may be damp spots throughout your basement’s walls or floors. If you discover mold throughout your basement, this can also be an indicator. Spongey, damp spots in your backyard can also happen once a slab leak starts to reach the surface. Please take note of these other signifiers:
- An unexpected spike in your water bill
- Water pooling outside or inside of your home or business
- Moldy, damp carpet or water-damaged, warped flooring
- Pungent mildew or visible mold
- A noticeable decrease in your water pressure
- Hot water heater that’s constantly running
- Areas throughout your flooring that are suddenly hot
How to Prevent Significant Damage from Slab Leaks in Your Evergreen Property
It’s common for homeowners and business owners to wait on repairs when they first notice these potential signs of a slab leak. It is very important to note that slab leak symptoms can take days, even weeks to start showing signs. This means that by the time you notice it, the slab leak may have already caused substantial damage to your property. The quicker you call the AppleTree experts, the more time and money you can save in the long run. Don’t let a slab leak result in expensive renovations– contact your AppleTree emergency plumber as soon as possible!
With our wide array of plumbing services and years of experience in the Western Colorado market, we are confident we can handle any water heater concerns you may have. Call us today at (303) 562-0473.