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Plumbing Tip: How To Tell If You Have A Slab Leak

A slab leak is a leak in the piping buried in the concrete slab foundation that your house sits on. While the results of a slab leak can at times be obvious, detecting and fixing the leak are major repairs. But it’s important to know how to tell if you have a slab leak. That way, you can schedule slab leak repair with your local Phoenix plumber. Early detections can prevent serious future damages, and once detected, slab leaks need to be repaired right away. In this post, we want to share with you some ways of figuring out whether you have a slab leak. If you need Phoenix plumbing service, call The Sunny Plumber today!

  • Spike in your water bill. One of the major indicators of a slab leak is an increase in your water bill. It may be subtle or large, but in either case, you may not only be paying for more water than you use, but the foundation of your home may be at risk.
  • Wet spots on flooring. If the leak is substantial enough, it can begin to penetrate the floors of your home. At this stage, the slab leak may begin to damage the interior of your home, and you should call a plumber immediately.
  • Water stain. If you notice water stains on the flooring above your concrete slab then you may have a slab leak. There are other possibilities, of course, but if it appears in a spot that’s not near plumbing above ground, chances are that it’s coming from below your flooring.
  • Foundation shifting. If you notice that your foundation has shifted or settled, there may be water damage within slab itself, or soil erosion below the slab, which has caused the foundation to shift.

Detecting a slab leak involves the use of various equipment to pinpoint the source of the leak within the concrete, which can be more or less difficult depending on whether water is coming out of the foundation.  If you need a plumber in Phoenix, AZ for slab leak detection, call The Sunny Plumber today!

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