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Thursday 27 June 2019

The Strangest Places To Find Water Leaks In Sarasota

Posted by at 9:00 AM

Sarasota water leaks can happen due to a number of reasons. Leaky pipes, running toilets, condensation on your HVAC, bad roofing…these are all common culprits behind water leaks. If you suspect that you have a water leak in your Sarasota home, contact Accutech right away for expert leak location and leak detection services. Neglecting them can cost you thousands of dollars and put your family’s health and safety at risk. If your water bill is unexpectedly high, you might have water leaks. It’s not worth it to ignore the problem. Sometimes, leaks are hidden and cannot be seen until it’s too late. That’s why we always advocate leak detection as part of your routine home maintenance plan. Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, and with our extremely affordable rates, you might save yourself a lot of money down the road.

But getting back to finding leaks, we’ve run across some pretty weird locations when we were looking for them.

Finding Water Leaks In Your Slab – What Is A Slab Leak?

While slab leaks aren’t necessarily weird or unusual, they are serious. But what is a slab leak, exactly?

A slab leak is a hot or cold water line leak which is located somewhere under the concrete building slab. They happen most often where poly butylene piping was used to plumb the house. There are also occasional slab leaks found in houses which are plumbed with copper, and the granite combined with electrolysis is responsible for the rupturing of the pipe.

How Do I Know I Have A Slab Leak?

The most telling indication of water leaks beneath your slab is water surfacing inside the house or around the edge of the concrete slab outside. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you should always call a professional.

Sarasota water leaks under the concrete slab can be present for weeks or even months without a any sign of water showing up above ground. Usually the homeowner will find out they have a slab leak after they receive an unusually high water bill. Sometimes the water company will call and let you know they have detected high usage, too, but it’s best not to rely on them to do so because their incentive is to make money.

For water leaks beneath your slab, look for these signs, too:

  • A hot area on the floor.
  • A sudden drop in your hot water temperature.
  • Hot water heater running all the time. A sound of water running inside a wall but no visible signs of any water.

Sarasota Water Leaks Behind Walls

Another strange place that can hide water leaks in Sarasota is piping behind walls and, like slab leaks, those can continue for weeks or months with you knowing it. If you hear water running and aren’t sure why, shut off your water main. If the running water sound stops, there’s a very good chance you have water leaks behind your walls. Leak location and leak detection are two of our specialties here at Accutech. If you think you might have a water leak behind a wall, don’t hesitate to give us a shout. We’ll be there inside an hour and, if you have a leak, we will locate it and recommend the best path forward for you.

Water damage is dangerous and unhealthy. Don’t neglect it. We know that it can be difficult to find the source of Sarasota water leaks, but not to worry. Our professionals have the knowhow, the experience and the right tools to get the job done right the first time. And we’re fast! We will be there in one hour or less because water damage requires rapid response.