How to Determine If You Have a Slab Leak

At Plumber Tom, we see all different kinds of plumbing problems, so we know what to look for. We want our clients to know what to look for as well, to decrease the level of damage that takes place and speed up repair time. If you notice any of the following signs in your home, you could have a slab leak and should call a professional as soon as possible.

You Hear Running Water

If you hear running water in your home but you’re sure everything is turned off, there could be a leak beneath the foundation. As soil and earth shift beneath your home it can damage the slab and cause cracks and leaks to occur. These need to be seen to quickly to keep excess damage from occurring to the rest of your foundation.

No Water Pressure

Is your shower barely able to offer enough of a spray to rinse your shampoo? A slab leark could cause the pressure to lessen in other areas of your home. From the washing machine and the kitchen sink to your shower and garden hose, you’ll notice less pressure if there’s a leak somewhere.

High Water Bills

Have your water bills all seemed close over the past few years, but suddenly there’s an unforeseen spike in the cost? If your water bill has gone up without rhyme or reason it could be due to a leak. Slab leak is difficult to spot right away because it hides beneath the surface of your home. Pay close attention to your water bills, and report any oddities to a professional.

Warping and Mold in the Floors

A slab leak will eventually cause water damage by means of stains, warping, mold, and mildew. Keep your eyes peeled and your nose on alert for odd smells or discoloration in carpets and flooring.

Warm Spots

They might feel nice beneath your toes on a cold morning, but random warm spots in your floor are rarely a good sign. When hot water escapes through a slab leak, you may find some areas of your floor become toasty warm. If this occurs, call a plumber as soon as you can to prevent water damage and a spike in your water bill.

At Plumber Tom, we know half the battle with owning a home is the cost to keep it up. That’s why we quotes 10% less than the competition. Call us today to learn more about slab leak repair, and other services offered through Plumber Tom.

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