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What You Need to Know: Detecting & Repairing Atlanta Water Leaks

September 23rd, 2017

Plumbing supply failures have become more prevalent. Our water pipes age, corrode, and even poorly installed plumbing systems. It has become such an issue the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety have established warning signs for both residential homeowners and businesses, that your Plumbing May be Leaking or in Danger of Bursting.

Busted Rusty PipesWater Bill  A high water bill is no fun for anyone, bit it could also mean more than just a dent in your wallet. An increased water bill for no apparent reason could show you have a leak

$4.3K Average loss due to corroded, leaky, or poorly installed plumbing pipes.

Banging Pipes A creak or a groan every now and then isn’t cause for concern. However, loud and consistent banging could mean you have an issue.

Faulty Pipes Faulty water pipes are the leading cause of interior water damage.

Rust Stains  Rust stains in sinks or rust tinted water is a warning sign of larger problems.

Signs of Moisture  Moisture in the walls or on the floor is not only unattractive, but could mean you have a costly leak somewhere in your home or business.

Frozen Pipes  Frozen pipe related failures resulted in losses nearly twice as severe as those caused by material failures.

Erosion  Signs of wet soil erosion near your foundation could mean there’s a leak.

As our plumbing system ages, they corrode and break down, this is when leaks start.  They begin as a small pinhole leak, dripping day in and day out, over time this creates significant damage to any home or business.

Leak Doctor’s winning combination of commitment to exceptional customer service, state of the art technology, experienced and highly trained technicians ensures the best possible results and outstanding customer service. We have cost-effective ways to find the source of your leak and quickly fix it.

Contact the Atlanta Leak Doctor for an appointment. 

Concrete Slab Leaks Are a Growing Issue in the Atlanta Area

September 13th, 2017

Most Atlanta area homes are built on a concrete slab foundation. The slab contains the plumbing system for the home, but what happens when these pipes start to corrode and develop a pinhole leak? Or, the ground shifts, putting enough pressure on the water pipe to crack? Another common problem, the construction crew laying the pipes didn’t use quality materials or cut a few corners, leaving you with the ‘perfect storm’ for a slab leak.

If you have a significant slab leak, there is a risk of washing the soil out under the concrete which can compromise the integrity of the slab. If it is a slow leak, the increased moisture can cause the soil to expand, creating a bulge under the foundation, which leads to cracks and a host of other problems.

How would you know if you had a slab leak?

Eventually the water from a leaky pipe in the slab will penetrate the foundation. This translates into, unexplained water appearing on the floor, buckling floor boards, spongy carpet, discolored and warm areas on the floor. If left unattended, this can quickly lead to mold and mildew, you may notice a musty odor.

Other indications include a higher than normal water bill and the sound of running water when everything is turned off.

If you notice any of these symptoms or suspect a water leak underneath the slab or under the ground, it is important to act quickly. Ignoring them can only make the problem worse and the repair bills even higher!

“If you have a leaking pipe underneath your foundation, it is either a water or sewer line. Repairing the damaged line is not that hard, however locating and gaining access to it is a different matter. Hard to find slab leaks require the use of specialized listening devices,” according to Home Guides.

Water leaks can start as just a trickle, but progress quickly, the easiest and most cost-effective way of solving the problem is to call a professional Leak Detector. We offer the latest technology in thermography, ultrasound and endoscopic video to detect your water leak.  The Atlanta-based Leak Doctor is here to help you with all your water leak issues.

Contact us today, before your small leaks become big problems.

 

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