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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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Signs You May Have A Slab Leak

by Madison Dean

If you suspect that you have an under-slab leak, you may be wondering exactly how you can be sure. The good news is that under-slab leaks come with a lot of warning signs. 

This means that you can spot the problem and get professional help before things get worse. Take a look at the main signs that you are currently experiencing an under-slab leak.

Raised Area On Your Floors

One of the biggest signs that you have a slab leak is when you encounter raised areas on your floor. This often happens because the slab has weakened considerably. 

The water pressure that comes from the leak causes the slab to expand and rise. 

You will need to call in your plumber to get this looked into as quickly as possible. Your plumber will use special equipment to detect if there is an issue.

Cracks In Your Walls

Cracks usually show up when there is a problem with your slab. You will notice these cracks in the walls and the foundation of your home as well. You may even notice a mild musty odor coming from these cracked areas.

This is why slab leaks can be so dangerous. It can cause significant damage to the interior and exterior structure of your home. 

Once you see these cracks in your walls or foundation, know that your home is in danger of needing serious repairs if you do not do something. Get professional help as soon as you can to determine the root cause of the problem.

Mold Or Mildew Is Present

Whenever mold and mildew show up in various parts of your home, especially around the area where you suspect there is a leak, it's time to take action. Mold and mildew may not just be present in the area where you suspect there may be an issue. 

You may also find mold and mildew near your shower, bathtub, or kitchen sink. Needless to say, once you see mold growing, this is never a good sign. 

This kind of growth around your home can cause respiratory illnesses very quickly. It's a good idea to call in your plumber as soon as you can to get the matter resolved.

Slab leaks can be costly if they are not repaired quickly. You must take action as soon as you suspect that you have one. This will prevent the issue from getting worse.

Contact a professional for more information about under-slab leak detection