There’s an ancient proverb we’d like to mention that takes many forms, but it has withstood the test of time. “Water will wear away rock, which is rigid and strong and cannot yield.” While this can mean any number of things that relate to someone’s character or strengths, we want to focus on a literal interpretation of this proverb. Water will wear away rocks, metals, and even some of the strongest materials in existence. Just because something is labeled as being able to withstand water, doesn’t mean it will over 10, 20, or 100 years.
This matters in our line of work because a home’s slab (foundation) is concrete or stone, which means it will eventually be worn down by water. Water can create cracks in the foundation, split a home in two, and cause massive amounts of damage if it’s left untouched. That’s why slab leak detection in Delray Beach, FL is so vital!
This Problem Threatens Your Home
Look, we’re going to be honest. The main reason why slab leaks are so important to be warned about and dealt with early on is because of what they can mean for your home.
A slab leak is a leak in the foundation of your home, which is arguably the most important part of your house. If this part deteriorates due to a slab leak, you could see dangerous living conditions, like the crumbling and cracking of your home’s support beams and walls.
Also, a slab leak could mean water infiltrates some of the more sensitive areas of your home, like crawlspaces with wooden support beams that are important for your home’s structure. Water will cause these beams to rot and begin to buckle under pressure without their structural strength.
Basically, slab leaks can lead to a lot of different problems but all of them are pretty serious and bad for the health or safety of your home.
It Can Go Unnoticed for a While
Slab leaks are insidious and require detection services because they can happen right under your nose without you noticing them. Normal plumbing leaks can be detected in many ways, like puddles forming on the ground, low water pressure, or dripping noises. However, slab leaks don’t occur in places you usually go, so they can be exceptionally hard to detect.
If you hear dripping or running water through your walls or somewhere in your basement, then that could be the one clue that you’ve got a slab leak. Otherwise, call our team to have it detected properly.
Slab Leaks Can Be Expensive to Fix
Slab leaks are expensive to repair, since the foundation of your home needs to be repaired for the future. However, even though it’s one of the most expensive things to invest in, it’s also something you can’t really opt out of (if you want your home to be safe and your home insurance policy to stay as-is). So, the earlier you detect a slab leak, the better off you and your family will be.
At Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC, you can count on nice people and super service. Call our super friendly team today!