How To Detect A Slab Leak

Water leaks in a home have the potential of becoming a plumbing issue. A slab leak means that a pipe running beneath your concrete foundation has burst. Slab leaks can either be due to sewer or water lines. Slab leaks can be a costly affair that can be avoided by early detection. To avoid paying high water bills and repair to the structural damage you need to look out for the signs of a slab leak.

1. Water pools where there should be none
If there is a slab leak, water usually accumulates under the foundation of the building until it finds an escape route. You should, therefore, be on the lookout for unexplained pools of water. If there is no water hose near the pool of water, there are chances you have a slab leak. Do not just look for pools of water in the house but also on the outside.

2. Warped hard flooring or a damp carpet
When there is a leak in the slab foundation of your home, the water will and since it does not flow it goes up. This water will eventually reach the floor and start causing visible damage. If you have a carpet, watch out for damp areas that seem darker than the rest. If you have a hard wood flooring, you will notice it starts to wrap once the water reaches the surface.

3. Unusually high water bill
When your water bill is higher than usual it means that you have a leak. The leak might not necessarily be beneath your foundation, you could have leaking faucets. Before running into conclusions, ensure you check your faucets for leaks. If you do this and your water bill is still high yet the plumbing within the house is still intact, you might have a leak beneath your foundation.

From the first sign of trouble, call a qualified and experienced professional at Orlando Leak Detection to deal with water leaks. We will carry out a diagnosis for and make the necessary repairs.

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