Your home probably has more pipes than you can count. And believe it or not, a broken or leaking pipe is not always like what you see in the movies: the water isn’t always shooting out of your sink. Instead, you can go days or even longer with a leak problem that doesn’t get noticed until it’s too late, costing you a lot of money and even your health. Luckily for you, Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Services is available in the area to come to your rescue.
What is a slab leak?
A slab leak is essential an underground leak. Underneath most homes is a concrete slab foundation — this is what anchors your home and allows the rest of the structure to stand firmly and securely. Slab leaks are leaks that happen right under this foundation, and it is precisely because they are underground that they are hard to catch early on. In fact, you likely won’t know you have a slab leak until you start noticing some troubling signs on your floors.
The easiest way to determine whether or not you have a water leak is by keeping track of your water bill. If you notice a sudden spike in your monthly bill, chances are water is being leaked somewhere in your home. You can also spot a slab leak by looking for damp and warm floors. As water accumulates underneath, it starts causing visible damages.
What are gas leaks?
You probably don’t need a definition for this one. Gas leaks are exactly what they sound like: when a pipe has a perforation or defect of any kind and gas spills over, you have a gas leak. And when gas enters any area that it is not supposed to enter, the risk of explosion and other dangerous hazards is high.
By itself, natural gas is not exactly dangerous. After all, we use it to power our stoves and cook our food and heat the water with which we shower. But just because we use gas in our daily lives doesn’t mean it is entirely safe.
If you notice a foul smell or a hissing sound, chances are you have a gas leak somewhere in your home. Time is of the essence as gas leaks can be extremely dangerous –– both for your property and the health of your loved ones.
Who do you call?
Calling a plumber is an excellent idea. Even if you don’t see any of the symptoms described above, it doesn’t hurt to have someone inspect your home and make sure everything is running fine.
If you live in Pomona or surrounding areas, make sure to contact Preferred Plumbing and Rooter Services. Get in touch today: (877) 298-8105.