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October 13th, 2017

It can be overwhelming to think about having a water or a slab leak in your Atlanta area home.  And rightly so, they can easily lead to costly damages and health issues for your family if not taken care of in a timely manner. While some insurance companies cover slab leaks, you should not assume yours does.

What do you need to know about slab leaks?

Heat Leak Infrared DetectionWhat is a slab leak: A slab leak is when the piping in the concrete foundation of a building starts to leak. Even a small pinhole leak can cause a large amount of damage due to the pressure that builds up over time, leading to the slab shifting, breaks and cracks in the flooring.

Detecting Leaks: Slab leaks become evident in mildew growth, warm spots on the floor, cracks in the flooring, the sound of running water when the water flow is turned off, and higher than normal water bills. It usually requires a professional leak detection service to find the exact location of the water intrusion. The Leak Doctor the latest water leak detection equipment to pinpoint any leak.

Repairing the Leak: Repairing a slab leak doesn’t have to mean ripping up the floor or have to be expensive.  The Leak Doctor locates the water leak by using state of the art equipment for the least amount of invasiveness.

Protect your home or business from the devastating damages a slab leak can cause. If you suspect a slab leak don’t hesitate to call, we are here 24 hours a day to help with your leaking pipes emergency. We can even work with your insurance company to get the problem solved.

The Atlanta Leak Doctor is just a phone call way!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

shutterstock_224680003In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Leak Doctor Family encourages everyone to join us in learning more about breast cancer and support those who are suffering with the disease. Though we have made great progress in early detection, cancer treatment and finding a cure, we still have a long way to go.

Water Leak Detection, How Much Does a Leak Really Cost

October 2nd, 2017

Atlanta homes are more at risk for costly water leaks than theft and fire. Though most homeowners don’t even realize it, water leaks are on the rise, mainly due to our aging water pipes, corrosion, water chemistry, and high water pressure.

“The time between when a leak occurs and when it is discovered is the single greatest factor in determining the amount of damage,” said Fran O’Brien, division president of Chubb North America Personal Risk Services. “Internal water leaks are a leading cause of property damage. With 57 percent of homeowners who have experienced a water leak claim in the past two years spending $5,000 or more on clean up and repair costs — and 15 percent spending $20,000 or more — many are overlooking their exposure at a significant cost.”

A recent survey published in the Insurance Journal found

Handyman inspecting pipes• A quarter of all homeowners have never had their appliances inspected, despite being the surest way to prevent a leak from occurring.

• Many homeowners also cited the loss of irreplaceable items (59 percent) and repairing structural damage (46 percent) as the top most potentially concerning water damage-related events.

• The majority of homeowners are unfamiliar with the most common sources of internal water leaks, with close to half (49 percent) identifying the water heater as the most likely source (independent analyses indicate plumbing supply systems pose the greatest risk).

Even a small water leak, especially one you can’t see, can create serious damage and a health hazard if it is not detected and repaired in a timely manor.  It is important to stay proactive.  Water leaks don’t fix themselves; they continue to get worse, waste water and money. The Leak Doctor offers affordable solutions to your leaking problems.

Don’t wait for your water leak to get worse, contact the professionals at Leak Doctor today. We put our customers first and provide emergency services.

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