Most homes are built on slabs, with your plumbing embedded in the concrete. This can make accessing the pipes and detecting leaks extremely difficult. More importantly, leak detection can go unnoticed for long periods of time, resulting in severe damage. When water damage strikes your home's concrete slab, foundational issues are sure to arise.
A slab leak means that a pipe running beneath your concrete foundation has burst. Slab leaks can be caused by sewer or water lines and can be a costly affair to fix. To avoid paying high water bills and breaking the bank on repairing a slab leak, we have compiled a list of signs to be on the lookout for. Let’s take a look.
How to Detect a Slab Leak
Though slab leaks are more difficult to detect than other types of plumbing leaks, there are signs you can be aware of. From your home to your business, it’s important to keep your foundation intact and Orlando Leak Detection on speed dial. The following are simple ways to detect a slab leak:
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 water accumulation. Be sure to check both the inside and outside of the home for pooling water—this information is helpful for our professionals to determine exactly where the slab leak has started.
When there is a leak in the slab foundation of your home, the water will make its way up through the concrete and underneath your flooring. This pooling will start to cause visible damage to your floors, including warped hardwood, damp carpets, and even cracking tiles.
Unusually High Water Bill
When your water bill is higher than usual it can be a large indicator of a water leak. The leak might not necessarily be beneath your foundation in the slab, but you could have leaking faucets or pipes somewhere else in the home.
First things first, ensure your faucets are secure and not the cause of the leak. If you cannot find the main cause for a higher water bill, you should call our professionals at Orlando Leak Detection to check your slab and foundation.
Other Slab Leak Detections
There are various ways to determine whether or not you have a slab leak and just how detrimental it is to your home. In addition to the previously mentioned methods, here are a few other ways to detect a slab leak:
- You hear water running under your floors
- You smell mold, mildew, or general mustiness
- There are warm spots on your floor
- There is standing water around your home’s foundation
- Water pressure has decreased
Trust in Orlando Leak Detection to Fix Your Slab Leak
Slab leaks are notoriously complicated to repair due to the difficult access of the pipes. Our professionals must dig into the concrete slab, flooring must be removed, and pipes will need to be uncovered in order to fix the damage. It’s crucial at the first signs of trouble, you call a qualified and experienced professional from Orlando Leak Detection.
Our professionals have years of experience under their belt and are capable of pinpointing the leak’s location, diagnosing the severity, and providing you with viable repair options. We even offer 24/7 emergency service for all those unexpected water damage repairs. Call Orlando Leak Detection at 407-618-3665 to get started.