Rarely do homeowners think about the pipes that run under their homes’ slabs. But maybe you should think about them a little more often. Slab leaks can cause severe damage to your home, especially if you wait too long to phone a plumber for repairs. Learn the most common signs of a slab leak to determine when to call Best Service Plumber. Knowing these symptoms could save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs to your home from the damage caused by the leak.
What Is a Slab Leak?Most homes have a slab foundation made of poured concrete. Before builders add the concrete, though, plumbers run supply and waste lines for your home. When you move in, these pipes unobtrusively sit encased in the concrete of your foundation. However, sometimes, the pipes may develop cracks, causing them to leak. When this happens, you have what plumbers call a “slab leak.” Symptoms of a slab leak include the following:
- Mold growth, especially on the floor and baseboards
- Shifting foundation
- Water sounds not associated with plumbing fixtures on the lowest levels
- Damp flooring or carpeting on the lowest level
- Unexpectedly higher water bills
- Drop in water pressure