Sign of a Slab Leak in the House.
The occurrence of slab leaks is common in many homes. Although slab leaks occur from time to time, it may not be easy for a homeowner to tell if there is a slab leak in the house. It occurs after the pipes used gradually weakens with time or the pipes bursts. When you notice a slab leak, you will need to look for a repipe specialist to fix the leaks.
There are several ways to know if you are having a slab leak, as outlined below. The water bill has suddenly shot high despite having no additional water uses. Sudden high bills is a sign of a slab leakage. Another warning is the increase of heating bills in the house. Once you notice the bills have gone up, look for a repipe specialist to check if there is a slab leakage.
To detect a leakage, be keen on the sounds in the house especially during the night when there is little noise. Be keen and pay attention to the sound of running water in the foundation or floor. Ensure the taps and all plumbing appliances are turned off so that you can detect the sound of running water beneath the concrete. The water will still be running even when the devices and taps are turned off.
When you look at the floor and notice puddles of water that is a sign that there is a slab leak. The puddles will keep becoming big with time as a result of more water adding up from the leaking pipes. The puddles also start from plumbing areas such as kitchen, washroom and bathroom, and the laundry areas.
Another way to know there is a slab leak is check hot spots on the floor. When one walks in a spot on the floor where there is a hot water line that is leaking, it will feel like walking on a hot coal, a good sign of slab leak. The floor becomes warm as a result of concrete been heated up by the hot water that is coming out of the the water lines.
Reduction of water pressure in the taps is also another sign that there is a slab leak. If the water line has a leakage, there will be reduced water running through the lines, thus reduced pressure. Look for a repipe technician to identify the cause of pressure reduction.
Normally, when the floors absorbs a lot of water, they start to crack, especially if the water has been leaking for a long time without been repaired. It is however not easy to differentiate a crack resulting from a slab leakage and a crack causes by other factors. To tell a crack resulting from slab leak, check the cracks near the water puddles or plumbing spots in the foundation.