Let’s be clear, no leak is one that you should brush off. Whether it is a leaking pipe or a leaky faucet head, the amount of water wasted and the potential for damage to your home aren’t worth waiting to see.
But what if there is a leak that you can’t find easily? We know that leaks behind walls aren’t exactly obvious but there is a type of leak that can be even harder to detect known as a slab leak. This is because this leaks occur in the pipes that run under the slab or foundation that your home sits on.
The problem? The longer a slab leak goes undetected, the bigger the chance that it cause serious damage to you home.
What Defines a Slab Leak?
A leak is a leak. The defining factor that makes a slab leak what it is, is the location of the leak. These leaks occur under the slab or concrete foundation that home’s sit on. This is very much an “out of sight” issue that can easily mess with every aspect of your home is it goes on for long enough.
Slab Leaks Create Big Issues
A slab leak isn’t just an issue because it can create water damage. It is a big problem causer because, if it goes undetected for long enough, it can damage the very foundation of your home. And getting your foundation redone, not to mention fixing cracks in your walls and ceilings, is an extremely expensive and time consuming service.
Finding a Slab Leak
The best way to find a slab leak is by scheduling slab leak detection and repair with an expert. But you will need to know when to call for slab leak detection to begin with. To get you started, here are some of the signs you’ll want to watch for.
- Puddling around the base of your home: Take a quick walk around the exterior of your home. Do you notice any puddles or ever-soggy spots around the outside edges of the house? If so, this may be an indicator of a slab leak.
- Increased water bills: If you see an unprecedented jump in your water bills from month to month, chances are high that you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.
- Reduced water pressure: You will also want to keep tabs on your water pressure. Weakened water pressure can sometimes we a sign that there is scaling building up in your pipes but, more often, this issue indicates a leak.
- Warm spots under your floors: When a slab leak occurs in your hot water line, it may lead to warm spots on your floor. This is that warm water leaking out of the pipe and soaking into your foundation and flooring.
Schedule Slab Leak Repairs With Us
If you suspect you have a leak in your home, you can schedule leak detection and repairs with our team. This applies to slab leaks too! We have the tools necessary to find and address this issue with the smallest amount of unheavel to your home possible. Our team works hard to get the job done right and get it done in a timely manner too.
Schedule your next plumbing services with Fulmer Heating & Cooling.