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4 Dangers of Hidden Slab Leaks

Many homes in and around Bastrop, TX have concrete foundations. Construction companies pour the concrete and let it cure before they build the walls and other parts of the house. This type of foundation makes it difficult for you to see leaks and can lead to some costly repairs. Find out the top dangers of hidden slab leaks and why Parobek Plumbing is the first call you should make.

Foundation Damage

While a slab leak can cause different types of damage to your home, the more serious damage affects your foundation. The foundation is the most important part of your home because it provides the base for the structure and everything inside. Even if you have a small leak, that water can seriously damage the foundation. The water can penetrate deep into the foundation and cause it to swell, which makes it crack and move.


Do you have breathing problems and can’t figure out what caused them? It might be time to take a look at your foundation and check it for leaks. The excess water that comes from that leak doesn’t stop at your foundation. It can slowly work its way through other areas of your home and create the perfect environment for mold. The presence of mold can lead to breathing problems and coughing or wheezing. You may even develop asthma or experience asthma attacks. With leak detection services, you can find out the exact location of the leak and how to fix it.

Bad Odors

Though not as dangerous as some of the other consequences, a hidden slab leak can also cause your home to smell bad. The foul odors you detect come from both the food and garbage that went down your drains and the waste that you flushed down the toilet. It can start around your floor and in certain rooms before it spreads to every room. You may even need to use paint and primer on your walls and redo your floors to get rid of the odors.

Damaged Floors

The longer you ignore a slab leak, the more damage it will do to your floors. All of the water and waste that comes through the leak can settle under your home and reach your flooring. It’s common to find tiles and vinyl that peel away from the floor. If you have hardwood floors, they can swell and crack, too.

Parobek Plumbing has the tools and experience necessary to find hidden slab leaks. We can get under your home and find the source of the leak before telling you the best way to fix the issue on even the hottest days in Bastrop. Find out more about leak detection for hidden slab leaks and other helpful services when you call today.

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