A slab leak is a pipe breakage causing water to flood in or underneath
the slab of your home. This damage can be costly to any homeowner if the
problem is not found and repaired immediately. Unless you know what to
look for spotting the leak can be difficult and time consuming.Looking
for the signs will help stop the problem before it causes too much damage.
The first way most people notice a leak is a rise in the water bill. If
you notice that water usage has gone up but you can't explain why,
it might be time to take a closer look at your slab for a leak.When you
go down to check for a leak keep your eyes and ears open for other signs.
Suspicious sounds such as flowing water underneath the slab can be a giveaway that
you might have a leak.
While you're down checking for leaks, if the floors are too cold or
too warm that might be a sign that either your cold or hot water pipes
are leaking. These signs can also lead to other signs such as excess humidity
or unexplained spots of wetness.
These initial problems can lead to cracks in the floor and wall baseboards.
These issues are costly and can be time consuming to fix on your own.
If you see the signs and think you may have a leak, you can double check
by turning your water off and reading the meter, if in an hour the meter
reads differently, you have a leak.
There are tools and and other expensive equipment to help detect and fix
a leak, however if done wrong it can cause more damage which in turn makes
things more costly. If you are sure you have a leak, it may be best to
contact a professional plumber to help fix the problem.
Do you have a slab leak that needs to be repaired in the Oklahoma City
area? Call Hull Plumbing
today at (405) 246-9763!