It’s not uncommon for many Colorado Springs homeowners to find water in the basement. While many people chalk this up as normal, it isn’t, and standing water in the basement can damage your foundation and rot any wood supports you might have. At B&L Plumbing, our experts know how to find where these leaks are coming from and recommend a solution to keep your home dry.
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You May Not Be Aware of Moisture in Your Basement: Here’s How To Know
A sure sign that you have moisture in your basement is by seeing pooling water, but did you know that even if you don’t see water you could still be affected by moisture? Here’s how to know for sure.
- Air is damp and humid
- You or someone in your family develops breathing problems
- Water stains on walls
- Rotting wood supports
- Mold or mildew buildup
Most people just accept that their basement is damp, but it shouldn’t be that way and it doesn’t have to be that way. Call a foundation leak repair specialist for a consultation if you notice any moisture in your basement.
What Is a Slab Leak?
When copper lines running under the concrete foundation of your home begin to leak, it’s known as a slab leak. If you’re fortunate enough to detect these leaks quickly, they can be fixed with minimal damage. However, if these leaks go undetected for too long, they seep into the cracks of the foundation and cause major damage over time. You can tell if you need slab leak repair by these signs:
- Wet carpets and baseboards
- Mold and mildew buildup
- Pooling water inside the home
- Cracks in your foundation
If you have any of these issues or suspect you have a slab leak, call in a professional plumber right away to be sure before the damage gets worse.
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What a Slab Leak Service Can Do for You
Once a slab leak is found, your slab leak repair service team will decide the best course of action to get at the source of the problem and fix it. Some methods will be more invasive than others depending on where the leak is, and you may need to have some repiping done to ensure this doesn’t happen again. To get the best results, call in a professional as soon as you notice a problem and get with your insurance company to see if the work is covered by your policy.