As a property owner, you've invested in taking care of it to retain and possibly increase its value. And while it’s easy to do when you can see the problem that needs fixing, it’s another ballgame when you have issues that are hidden away and only reveal themselves when it’s too late.
Slab leaks are that kind of issue. Although slab leaks are a challenge to detect, they do give off a few warning signs you shouldn’t ignore. If you suspect that you have a leak under your home’s foundation, leave it to the experts at KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning to find and fix.
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What is a Slab Leak?
You may have heard the term slab leak or foundation leak and wondered what it’s all about. The short answer is a slab leak is when a leak develops inside the concrete building slab that is your home’s foundation. Another thing you may not know about slab leaks is that they’re more common than you might think when you consider the many sewer, water, and gas pipes that run underneath your home, all of which are prone to corrosion and leaking.
The most significant problem with slab leaks is that these pipes develop nearly undetectable pinhole leaks. And once water leaks for months and years, it can cause major damage to your foundation and your property.
If your home is more than 25 years old, it’s susceptible to foundation leaks, which is why you need a reliable slab leak detection company you can count on to find the problem before it’s too late.
If you’re dedicated to maintaining your property and keeping it in the best shape, call KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning to find out how we can find these tiny leaks and fix them before they balloon into problems that can cost thousands to rectify.
Common Signs You Need Slab Leak Repair
Slab leaks manifest when water pushes up through your home’s floor or the ground near the concrete foundation. However, these leaks often go undetected for long periods and cause significant amounts of damage.
Depending on the leak's location, you may not notice water for weeks or months after it begins. Most often, you won’t find a slab leak unless you go looking for it, but there are warning signs that signal you may have an issue with your home’s foundation, including:
- Moisture or pooling water on your carpet, flooring, or in the yard.
- A sudden increase in your water bill.
- Frequent stoppage of backup of toilets, tubs, and showers.
- Foundation cracks.
- Mold and mildew growth.
- Warm spots on the floor.
- Sudden loss of water pressure.
- The sound of running water when you’re not using any.
- Areas that are damp for no apparent reason.
If you notice any of the above signs, assume the worst and call a professional plumber for an inspection and diagnosis because the sooner you catch this problem, the more minor damage it can do to your valuable property.
Homeowners who live in areas with excessive rains or flooding owe it to themselves to protect their property with a sump pump installation. Contact us today to find out more.
Our Foundation Leak Repair Service
There are various ways to fix a slab leak, and not every method is suitable for every situation. At KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning, we’ve fixed slab leaks throughout the Coachella Valley since 1980. Our work is fully guaranteed, and we’re available 24/7 for emergency service when you need it most.