Florida slab leaks often go undetected for some time. It isn’t until the homeowner notices an increase in the water bill, a settling of the foundation or dampness on the floor that they begin to suspect a leak. The location of a slab leak is the main reason it can go unnoticed for weeks, even months. It’s difficult to immediately notice a leak that exists beneath a slab of concrete or your Florida home’s foundation.
There are two ways a slab leak can occur: through the incoming water line or the sanitary sewer line. Both lines are found beneath the foundation of your home, which means you likely won’t see or hear an ongoing slab leak. Looking for other warning signs is the best way to prevent damage to your home and save money on your monthly water bill.
Causes of Slab Leaks
Slab leaks can be created by environmental or man-made problems. The HydroScout team handles Florida slab leaks that have been caused by a shifting foundation due to age or poor design, advanced corrosion of the pipes, high water velocity that causes leaks at a pipe’s bend and many other scenarios.
No matter what causes the slab leak, your foundation can be damaged in just a short amount of time if the leak isn’t repaired quickly. Even if the leak is in one location, the entire foundation can be compromised by the water or sewage leaking from the pipe. If left untreated, your Florida slab leak can cause: * Erosion of the soil surrounding your foundation. * Shifting of the foundation of your home. * Damage to the flooring of your home. * Rotting of any subflooring. Before the damage reaches an emergency repair level, contact the HydroScout team to locate the slab leak with our advanced equipment.
How To Detect Slab Leaks in Your Florida Property
The professional technicians at HydroScout are equipped with modern tools that not only identify when a slab leak is present, but acoustic leak detection also allows our team to spot leaks as small as a drip and at depths of more than 10 feet. Leaks from pressurized pipes beneath your slab will make specific noises that can be detected by our equipment.
When you hire HydroScout for your slab leak detection services in Freeport or surrounding communities, our team of professional leak detection specialists will arrive on time, treat your property with respect and quickly locate any leaks. Once the inspection is complete, our technicians will offer expert suggestions on the best repair for your pipe system. Some leaks are able to be repaired with minimal invasion to your property, while others may require some digging to access the pipe beneath your foundation.
When our slab leak detection services are complete, we will leave your home in pristine condition and fully explain the best way to handle the leak.
HydroScout Provides the Best Slab Leak Detection Services in Florida
HydroScout locates the slab leak using sound waves. We do not use the hit and miss techniques employed by other companies that can destroy your Florida property. Our methods are precise and damage-free. If you suspect a slab leak has occurred beneath your home or business, call the HydroScout team and put our years of experience and advanced technology to work for you.