Slab leaks are notorious for going undetected until significant damage has occurred to the home. Not only does this cost homeowners more money, but it’s also more difficult to fix. However, homeowners can learn how to spot different types of slab leaks earlier, saving their homes from more damage.
The easiest type of leak for homeowners to discover is a leak in the pipes under the slab. There are several signs that you have this kind of slab leak, including:
- Damp spots on your floor (carpet will feel spongy)
- Warm spots on the floor, which indicate a leaking hot-water line
- An abnormal increase in your monthly water bill
- The sound of running water even when no water is in use
- Low water pressure
- Cracks in the walls or floors
The Sewer Lines
Leaks in your home’s sewer lines are generally more difficult to detect than a pipe leak because they usually go unnoticed until there are visible signs of damage to your home. Keep a sharp eye out for domed, or raised, sections of flooring throughout your home. Check your foundation for heaving as well, which occurs when the slab swells so much that it lifts the entire building.
Less Visible Leaking
Some slab leaks are too difficult to detect without special equipment. Your plumber will use specialized cameras, listening devices or other tests to detect the leak and repair it as quickly as possible.
The sooner a slab leak is detected, the less damage it will cause, so it’s important to act quickly if you suspect that your home has a slab leak. If you notice any of the signs listed above, contact your plumber right away for leak detection services. The technician will be able to locate the exact source of the leak and recommend repair solutions.
Parker & Sons Plumbing has been providing expert slab leak detection and repair services for almost a decade. While many plumbing companies are wary of accepting such big repair jobs, we made it our specialty. That’s why Parker & Sons continues to provide the best San Antonio leak detection services available.