A burst pipe is never a good thing, but if those pipes contain gray water or other particulates it can be especially unpleasant. Don’t panic! While it can be extremely unnerving and chaotic to have such a problem occur, take comfort in the fact that A#1 Emergency Service will address your emergency plumbing in Orange County because that’s what we’ve been doing for years.
While your plumbing emergency may have just happened before your eyes, diagnosing and solving the problem may not be as simple as you think. Water damage can also be caused by a slab leak or other issues say behind the walls, where you can’t see the problem. Regardless of the potential level of damage, the water must be dealt with as quickly as possible. With a leaking pipe it is a bit more obvious and direct, but a slab leak can be subtler.
Here are some signs that you are experiencing a slab leak:
- Moisture in the air of your home or office
- Carpets begin to show wet spots for no apparent reason
- High water bill
- The sound of running water
- The water meter moving unnecessarily
A slab leak can cause a great deal of damage to your home if left unchecked. Many people in Orange County will let a slab leak go because they feel that it doesn’t pose a big enough problem, but what they don’t realize is the extend of damage that will occur over time. Mold will grow and eventually the structure of the building will begin to suffer. As soon as a leak of any kind is found you should call the experts at A#1 Emergency Service, as we can manage the problem before it escalates—saving you money in the long run.