Of all the different kinds of plumbing leaks that can affect a home, slab leaks are perhaps the worst. A slab leak is when one of the pipes running under the concrete foundation of your home develops a leak, which forces water up through the slab and into the home. These leaks are very hard to detect early, and can cause quite a bit of damage before they are caught. Let’s take a look at some of the warning signs that you may have a slab leak.
As water is forced upwards through the foundation of your home, it will start bubbling and pooling in areas that sit directly above the foundation. Oftentimes, that can be in basements and crawlspaces. However, it can also happen in your kitchen or living room. If water just seems to appear from under the floor, it is a very clear indication that you have a slab leak that needs to be dealt with.
Rising Water Bills
Any time that your water bills seem to rise suddenly, and you haven’t used that much water compared to the month before, you should check and make sure it isn’t due to a plumbing problem. This holds true with slab leaks, as with any other kind of plumbing leak. Consult with a professional if your water bills suddenly spike.
One of the simplest and best ways to find a leak of any kind in your home is to turn off all plumbing appliances in your house, and then watch your water meter. If the meter is still running, water is leaving the system somewhere. That means you have a leak that needs repairing.
The Sunny Plumber offers leak repair services throughout Phoenix, AZ. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers.