One of the biggest plumbing challenges in states like Florida that have the majority of plumbing under slab rather than in a basement or crawlspace is dealing with a leak. It isn’t just about slab leak detection, but how to resolve the problem. There are a few misconceptions involved that you should know about, so you are prepared should you experience a problem.
The first misconception is that a slab leak isn’t of concern because there isn’t any damage to the home. The reality is that you should call for slab leak detection and repair as soon as you notice a problem because you are not only wasting water and experiencing a higher-than-necessary water bill, but erosion can also be taking place, which will undermine your home’s foundation.
Another misconception is that there isn’t any way to know you need slab leak detection if you have a well because you don’t have an inflated water bill to alert you to the problem. There can be several other signs of a problem, including hearing the sound of running water when none is in use, higher-than-usual humidity in your home, and mold or mildew issues resulting from the added moisture in your home. If you have a higher electric bill because your air conditioning is working harder to control humidity, that is also a potential indication. In some cases, the leak can come up into your home.
If you suspect a leak under the slab of your home, contact us at On-Deck Plumbing. We use state-of-the-art slab leak detection that can pinpoint the problem so that you won’t have to deal with a large area of the slab being torn up. Let us put our more than 25 years of experience in Polk County to work for you before a massive leak ensues, threatening the structural integrity of your home.