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Signs You Have a Slab Leak

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A slab leak happens when there are breaks or faults in the water pipes that run through the concrete foundation of your home. Difficult to detect and capable of causing extensive damage, they’re one of the most annoying and destructive types of leaks you can find yourself dealing with as a homeowner.

If you think you might have a water leak in your foundation and need access to the best slab leak detection and repairs around, look no further than the team here at After Hour Plumbing & Drain.

7 Signs That You Might Have A Slab Leak

As we mentioned above, slab leaks can be rather hard to detect — and the team here at After Hour wants to do everything possible to make sure that our clients are never caught off-guard by one. To help out, we’ve put together this list of 7 key signs that you might have a slab leak.

Abnormally High Water Bills

While no one likes paying utility bills, they do us the favor of generally remaining fairly consistent and predictable. Unexplained spikes in your water bill should always be a cause for concern and could potentially indicate a leak in a place that’s hard to locate, like your home’s slab foundation.

Running Water Sounds

Water sounds you can’t explain should never be ignored. If you hear the sound of persistent running water but can’t seem to locate its source, it could be a sign of a slab leak happening underneath your feet. Pay special attention to running water from beneath you or near the bottom of your house when you’re outside.

Wet Or Damp Areas On The Floor

Since slab leaks happen in the foundation of your home, they can cause water to seep up through your home’s floor, forming random wet spots. If you notice areas where this is persistently happening, it would be best to have your slab inspected by a professional.

Low Water Pressure

While most slab leaks start small, they tend to get bigger over time. As this happens, your home’s water pressure will be wasted away through the leak under your feet. This can greatly lower the overall efficiency of your plumbing system and the overall water pressure of your home.

Sudden Mold Or Mildew Growth

Mold and mildew are fungal growths that thrive in cool, damp areas. They should never be ignored!

If you notice random growth, particularly around your floors and baseboards, it could be a sign of a slab leak and it would be smart to have a cautionary inspection done.

Cracks In The Walls

Slab leaks can cause major disruptions to the foundations of your home. In the worst cases, they can cause the entire structure to shift. It doesn’t take much, but these subtle shifts in the ground can cause your walls to crack.

Hot Spots On The Floor

If your slab leak is in your hot water line, it might be detectable via warm spots on your floor. These spots can generally be felt walking over them barefoot and are caused by radiant heat created by leaking hot water.

Working With Determination & Care, Choose After Hour For Your Monterey Slab Leak Repair

If you feel like you might be dealing with a slab leak and want to fix the problem before it has the chance to do serious damage and cost even more money, feel free to call our team at After Hour Plumbing & Drain to provide the most comprehensive slab leak detection and repairs possible.

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