Top 8 Signs That Indicate You Need Professional – Slab Leak Repair
Home repairs can cause all kinds of headaches. The most “painful” of all is the headache of more expenses. You might consider neglecting the problem, hoping it will “go away” on its own, in an effort to save money. But as any homeowner knows, disregarding a home repair will only cost more money, more stress, and further inconvenience.
This is certainly true of plumbing problems. When you’ve got a leak in your home, neglecting it will only make it worse. And when that problem is a slab leak, it is especially troublesome because it doesn’t become apparent for some time. Instead of leaving holes around your property, with a jackhammer, trying to find the source of the leak, look for these eight signs so you can call a professional plumber for a slab leak repair.
Eight Signs you have a Slab Leak
- An increase in your water bills may mean other sources of leaks, but sometimes this could also indicate it’s under the slab. The added cost to your monthly bill is just one of the casualties of slab leak. Wasting 10,000 gallons of water every month from a small hole is another.
- You see moisture or mildew on your floor. You might also see cracks in the tile floor. When a leak collects, there is no place for it to go but up and so you’ll see damp spots, sometimes water, on your floor.
- You will see cracks in the walls or baseboards. This happens because leaks under the slab cause the foundation to shift. The shifting will affect your entire home, like the walls.
- When you walk around barefoot in your home, you feel warm spots. This means that you have a leak with your hot water line.
- Water pressure has slowed down significantly. A tiny leak in your water line will lead to a drop in water pressure.
- You hear the sound of running water — even when all the faucets are turned off.
- The dial on your water meter is still moving — even when all the faucets are off, the toilet isn’t running, and the dishwasher is off.
- If you have a swimming pool, you may notice that it frequently loses water. This may indicate a slab leak.
Locating your slab leak doesn’t have to mean destroying your property with a jackhammer. By hiring a professional plumber, experienced in leak detection, the leak can be located quickly using detection equipment, with minimal to no disruption at all to your home.
To schedule a FREE estimate for slab leak detection or slab leak repair, give us a call at (760) 477-0022.