Chances are if you’ve lived in the same home for a while you have dealt with a plumbing leak or two. In most cases, you can get these leaks taken care of with a quick call to your local Sunny Plumber. But the story changes entirely when you’re dealing with a slab leak. Slab leaks are often harder to detect than leaks in other parts of your home. And, of course, this means major trouble since they have the ability to cause serious trouble for your home the longer they are left unaddressed.
You are likely wondering how you’d catch a slab leak and address it. We can answer these questions and provide the slab leak services in Phoenix you need. Our team can get your plumbing issues repaired in a timely manner so you can enjoy having great peace of mind again.
What is the big deal about slab leaks?
If you haven’t heard of slab leaks before, you may not know why they’re a big deal. That’s okay because we are happy to educate you about them.
Slab leaks aren’t inherently better or worse than any other type of leak. They are a pinhole leak. What makes them unique and so problematic is where they are located. Slab leaks are leaks that pop up under the slab or foundation that your home is built on.
Of course, due to where they are located, slab leaks are notoriously hard to detect. This also makes them troublesome because the longer they go unaddressed the more damage they are likely to do–such as messing with the foundation of your home.
How do you know when to reach out for slab leak detection?
We already mentioned that slab leaks are far harder to pick up on than a pinhole leak under your sink or in your wall. While this is true, it doesn’t mean there are no signs to watch out for that will warn you about the issue. Here are some of the warning signs you may have a slab leak:
- You notice weak water pressure for one or more plumbing appliances.
- You feel warm spots under your flooring (a sign that the leak is in a hot water line).
- You notice the growth of mold or mildew around the base of your house.
- You can find standing water around the exterior of the house.
- You see other common signs of leaks, such as a water meter that is always running or an excessively high water bill.
Dealing with a slab leak
If you have a slab leak in your plumbing system, you definitely want to address it as soon as possible. Allow these leaks to worsen can create a range of problems from mold and mildew growth to cracks in the house foundation.
You can come to our team for slab leak detection and repairs. We can pinpoint exactly where your slab leak is which will allow us to get it repaired in a timely manner.
Contact The Sunny Plumber Phoenix to schedule an appointment. Bright and Shiny and won’t show our Hiney.