At Still Waters Plumbing, we know all too well the damage that can come from an undetected slab leak. Slab Leaks can cause severe damage to your home’s foundation and be one of the most expensive repairs in our industry.
Slab leaks are dangerous because they are challenging to detect. However, if caught early enough, the damage to your home is an easy fix, so the best weapon in combating slab leaks is to have an idea of the early signs.
Below we discuss what a slab leak is, how it can affect your home, and the early warning signs that you may have a slab leak.
What Are Slab Leaks?
Over time, weather and foundation shifts can cause dramatic yet unassuming changes to your home. The term “slab leak” is used to explain any non-visible leak in the pipes or drains installed throughout the concrete foundation of your home. Slab leaks can happen on any drain line with either cold or hot water. Because slab leaks are not immediately visible, they often go undetected for long periods, which can lead to devastating consequences such as the foundation’s collapse, mold growth, and more.
Signs of a Slab Leak
Have you noticed odd signs in your plumbing but are unsure what the cause is? You may have a slab leak.
Keep an eye out for the below issues:
- A Sudden And Unexplained Spike In Your Monthly Water Bill
- Mildew Or Moisture Buildup Under Floors Or Carpeting
- Running Water Sounds Even When The Taps Aren’t Turned On
- Puddles Of Standing Water Around Your Home
- Unusually Low Water Pressure
- Sudden Cracks In Your Walls Or Baseboards
- Moldy Or Mildew Smells
Repairing a Slab Leak
The first step in repairing a slab leak is the same as any other leak in your home; finding the source. Once the source has been located and repaired, our team at Still Waters Plumbing will work extensively to minimize water damage and assess your home for other issues such as mold or weakening of the foundation.
Leave it to the professionals at Still Waters Plumbing to tackle your slab leak problem. Slab leak detection can help solve your problem before it gets much worse. If we detect a slab leak, we’ll be able to stop the leak and provide solutions for rerouting your pipe. So let us take care of detecting and adequately repairing your slab leak issues!