A slab leak is not something you want to ignore, and early detection is the best way to ensure you’re not spending a ton on significant foundation repairs. Beyond the damage, the moisture from the leak can cause mold growth and other potential health hazards. To catch a slab leak early, here’s what you need to know:
Higher Than Normal Water Bill
Any leak, big or small will cause your water bill to be higher than normal (thanks to the constant leaking of water). If you haven’t noticed any small leaks around the house, and your home water usage hasn’t increased, a slab leak might be to blame.
Lower Water Pressure
A pesky leak means that water is slowly making its way out when it shouldn’t be! Because of this slow leak, when it comes time to use your water, you’ll have less available water to travel through your pipes. This decrease is often sudden and is something to call the Anderson experts about ASAP.
Wet Spots on the Floor
Suddenly finding damp areas in your home that can’t be explained by the family pet? If these wet spots are growing larger and larger, you’ll want to make sure you find the source as soon as possible. If the area is near a room that requires a lot of plumbing, such as your laundry room or bathroom, a slab leak might be ruled out. Either way, you’ll want to fix the issue before it causes serious home damage.
One of the best ways to identify a slab leak is by really listening for it. When the water runs beneath the surface, it doesn’t run quietly. If you have been noticing the sound of water running when all your appliances are off, a slab leak could be the cause!
Water and your foundation don’t mix well, and when your slab leaks start to cause foundation problems, the issue is most likely already severe. Water can take a while to pool up, and by the time you notice a crack, a professional fix is most likely required.
If you suspect your home might be suffering from a slab leak, call the trusted professionals at Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air at 866.374.0402. Your dependable source for slab leak detection!