Most people are familiar with the signs of a leaky pipe. But what about more complex leaks like slab leaks? The concrete foundation beneath your house is known as a slab, and underneath this slab are the water lines for your home. Sometimes, unfortunately, they leak.
Slab leaks can be difficult to detect without the help from a professional plumber. These undetected leaks can cause extensive damage to your home if they are not addressed quickly, so it’s important to know the warning signs. Here are three signs of a slab leak, indications that your best solution is to contact the experts at Lindstrom Air Conditioning and Plumbing.
Decreased Water Pressure and Increased Water Bills
One of the telltale signs that you may have a slab leak is decreased water pressure. If your faucets’ output decreases lower than usual and there are no other indications for why this has happened, then it could indicate an issue with pipes or maybe even leaks within (or under) your house! One thing we know about these types of problems – when all those drips come out without any warning whatsoever-is that you will likely experience surprise spikes in your water bill. Unexplained spikes in utility billing should always be investigated right away. Don’t worry. Your Lindstrom experts can do the dirty work to find the culprit.
Slab leaks can present themselves either outside or inside of the home. If you notice any warm spots on your floor, or warping and bulging, call us. When a leak develops in your slab, water will collect underneath until it finds somewhere else to go which can oftentimes be UP, hence the damage to your floors. It’s important to have these signs evaluated by a professional at Lindstrom right away to avoid further costly damage and repairs. Additionally, if you see water pooling around your home, this is a tell-tale sign of a slab leak as well.
Sounds of Running Water
You may not be able to see a slab leak right away, but chances are, you can hear it. The constant sound of running water should be a red flag worth getting checked out. Listen to your home carefully. Slab leaks can be serious and cause extensive damage, so it’s important to listen for them and get help as soon as possible.
If you experience any of these signs, just give us a call at (800) 813-1824. We want to help you avoid expensive and extensive damage down the road.