Do you Suspect a Leak?
As a homeowner, there are some events that will inevitably occur in your home such as lights blowing out, roof repair, replacing the heater, and the ever annoying water leak. Despite most of these situations needing your immediate attention – let’s be honest- most do not get it, with the exception of the heater and roof repair. Although, here at Pittsburgh’s Best a company that has been providing plumbing services in the Pittsburgh Regions for years, we highly encourage you to never ignore any signs of a water leak in any area of you house no matter how small. Such neglect can lead to potential catastrophic results such as weakening the structure of your home. In addition, most people are not prepared for the high cost of repairs.
We would like to provide you with a few insights on the warning signs of a leaking problem. Early detection can lead to discovering the source of your leak and avoiding potential flooding, air quality problems and structural damage.
Have you noticed?
- High water bills
- Extremely low water pressure
- Fading or total discoloration on the walls and ceiling
- Variance of floor temperatures. In some areas of the floor it is warm and in others it is cold.
If you have noticed any of the above signs then you want to call Pittsburgh’s Best immediately. Living in this region we face a multitude of harsh elements that can shift the ground underneath our foundation and lead to cracks and openings in our home. That is why it’s important for homeowners in Pittsburgh to be aware of potential plumbing problems that can arise.
One of the most commonly encountered leaks in the home is the slab leak. Beneath your home, deep below the concrete foundation lie water lines, and when they incur a leak it is called a “slab leak.” Here are the signs that you may potential have a “slab leak”, which are very similar to the signs we discussed above.
- Water spots on the flooring
- Variance in floor temperatures
- Difference in the foundation (i.e., cracks, shifts, or settling)
- High water bills
Remember leaks are a serious matter. Once you notice any of the signs call Pittsburgh’s Best immediately. Early detection can prevent a more serious water leak issue.