Slab Leaks 101: What You Need To Know

Are you worried that you may have a slab leak, due to an increase in the water bill or water pooling into your ground floor? Slab leaks happen when the water line beneath your home’s concrete slab pops a leak, and in time, this leak will create significant damage to your home’s slab as well as force its way up to your home.

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Your Water Meter Is A Useful Tool For Detecting Slab Leaks

To repair one of these leaks, you’ll need a professional plumber, as they can be very difficult to detect, in addition to incredibly damaging to your home. When you are worried about water leaking in your house, you do not have any time to waste, as the damage will already be quite extensive. Today we will go over several ways you can tell if your home has developed a slab leak, so you can call for repairs ASAP!

Slab Leak Symptoms

Unfortunately, slab leaks are one of the more destructive leaks simply because they are just so difficult to detect. To remain ahead of leaks, it is critical that you watch the water bill, as well as be alert for unexplained increases in usage. Another way to find out is to turn off all of the water appliances in your house every now and then, and check the water meter. If all of the water in your home is turned off, but the water meter is continuing to run, you have a leak located in your plumbing. Slab leak repair is easier, quicker, as well as less costly if the leak can be found early, so make sure you stay alert for early signs of danger.

 

If you need help with plumbing or slab leak repairs, give our team a call today at (972) 947-2191 to get started!