Many people don't know they have a foundation leak until it's too late, and the damage is done. Residents in Tucson, AZ, trust Zing Plumbing for expert home foundation leak detection, and repair slab leaks before they get out of hand. Call us today if you suspect you have a leak in your foundation.
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How Dangerous Are Slab Leaks?
A leak that occurs under the home's foundation is called a slab leak, and it's a serious issue you can't ignore. Water pipes under a home's concrete 'slab' can burst or leak and, if not treated quickly, cause thousands of dollars in property damage. While slab leaks generally aren't dangerous to people, if left unchecked, the monetary and physical damage to your house can be substantial. That's why it's essential to call a professional contractor if you suspect you have an under-foundation leak right away.
What Problems Do Slab Leaks Cause?
As mentioned, slab leaks cause a variety of issues, but here are the most common.
- Water Damage: Water leaking from the foundation can ruin carpets and floors, be they tile or wood.
- Mold: Whenever water seeps into the home, it gets absorbed by drywall and wood, at which point mold grows. The overgrowth of mold leads to upper respiratory problems and can exaggerate allergy symptoms.
- Smell: When water gets into your home, it creates a damp, musty smell that's tough to remove. Sometimes the odor smells like raw sewage too.
- Foundation Damage: Water leaking under your foundation weakens its structure, causing your home to shift, and it can even collapse.
As you can see, a slab leak isn't something to ignore. Call Zing Plumbing the minute you suspect you have a leak in your home's foundation.
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Does Insurance Cover Slab Leak Repair?
Repairing a slab leak is an elaborate job, and it's no shock that most people would rather their insurance pick up the tab. However, in most cases, homeowners' insurance only covers the repair if the damage was caused by 'peril' such as a disaster. Check with your company to find out what your policy says, but be prepared to foot the bill if you're not covered.