Signs that Indicate a Slab Leak in Your Home or Office

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Water damage and other problems can occur if you have any type of plumbing leak in your home, and some home owners might not realize that a problem is occurring until it is too late. Delaying the repair of a leaking pipe can lead to major damage and expensive repairs later on, so it is a good idea to watch for potential signs of leaks and water damage.

What is a Slab Leak?

When a pipe starts leaking and it is located below the concrete floor in your home, then it is known as a “slab leak” in the plumbing industry. Having the pipe located below the floor means that detection is a little more difficult, but there are a few things that you can watch for to find the leak.

Slab Leak Detection

If there is a slab leak in your home, these are a few signs that might be present:Temecula Valley Plumber

  • A warm spot on the floor, which could be an indication of a leak in the hot water line
  • The sound of running water, even when you have all of the water faucets turned off
  • Cracks in the flooring or the walls
  • Wet carpets
  • Mildew problems under the flooring or carpet
  • Increase in water bills, which might indicate that water is running more frequently and there is a leak somewhere in the building

Don’t break into the concrete without first determining that a slab leak is present. The best method is to talk with a plumbing professional for more information, because there are specific tests that can be done to determine if you have a plumbing problem. For example, a meter test is a way that the plumber can measure the amount of water that you are losing.

There are many non-destructive techniques that can be used to identify the exact location of the leak and also repair the damage. Hiring a plumber can be an effective way for you to minimize the amount of damage on your home and repair the problem quickly and easily.

Do you suspect a plumbing leak in your home? Contact us at Wells Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning by calling: (951) 375-6856