Top 7 Signs of a Slab Leak to Act On Now
. . . Before It Damages Your Home
An unattended slab leak can cause rotting and mold and mildew growth in your:
- Linoleum and tile flooring
- Wood framing
- Concrete slab
Your leak-detection specialist, Perry Plumbing stresses that you get us to your home or office as quickly as possibly if you notice the following signs of a slab leak.
Hissing, splashing noises when no taps are open: If you sense that water is running somewhere, check the house to see if a child or spouse left a tap dripping. If all taps are closed, try to find the exact source of the sound and call a plumber to come out with sophisticated video inspection and other tools. If you feel your floor is warm even when you are positive that you have never installed indoor floor heating, it could mean that a warm water line is leaking beneath your slab.
If you feel a warm spot on the floor, this usually means that water has begun to gather, causing moisture and mildew to form below your carpets.
If you notice cracks in tile floors or bubbles in linoleum floors, it usually indicates a leaking pipe.
If there are ruptures in the walls, it could mean a slab leak, which can trigger the whole wall to move. If the wall moves, your entire house will be affected, including walls and floors not even be close to the leak.
If you feel that your swimming pool is consistently losing water, there may be a leak.
If your water pressure sudden drops to a low, it could be an indicator of a slab leak. It is common for slab leaks to occur where the water comes into your house from the outside. The smallest leak in your water line may significantly lower water pressure.
Sudden increase in water bill could be an indication of a leak. Small holes from slab leaks can leak more than 10,000 gallons of water in only a month, causing your water bill to significantly rise.Check to see that all your taps are shut off and take a look at the water meter. If the dial is moving, you most likely have a leakage.
Examine your water meter reading. Make certain that all taps and washing machines are shut off and that all toilets are not running. Leave the water off for about half an hour, then head to the water meter to examine the numbers. If the number has increased, there is certain to be a leakage.
Don’t Despair: A Slab Leak Doesn’t Always Mean Smashing and Digging
If you catch one of the issues above early, Perry Plumbing’s electronic detection and video inspection tools are able to detect any major or minor leaks before any critical damage takes place.
We offer homeowners a state-of-the-art technology called NuFlow ® trenchless pipe relining and repair, which ensures the least amount of damage to your home and interruption to your everyday routine. NuFlow® is cost-effective and efficient, and we’re proud to help our San Diego clients save money and hassle using it.
Feel free to call us at 619-472-2112 to conduct a preventative inspection with our state of the art video inspection tools. We also offer a home warranty program that provides yearly check up for its members. Our Better Business Bureau A+ rating and our Google Plus four- and five-star ratings reflect our dedication to excellent service at a reasonable price.