Slab leaks refer to leaks of plumbing pipes which are installed in and or under the concrete slab foundation of your home. The signs of a slab leak can be subtle. Once diagnosed they often require intrusion into the flooring to get to the source of the problem. In this article, we will present interesting facts about slab leaks.
Having pipes installed underground offers natural benefits such as insulation from extreme temperatures. You can imagine that above ground hot water pipes must be insulated for winter use. Above ground cold water pipes will lose their cold temperature in the summer and above ground pipes are liable to freeze and burst in the winter, leading to a costly plumbing problem. For all these reasons plumber prefer laying pipes under the slabs of your house. Because these pipes are hidden from view, less is known about slab leaks than any other type of plumbing problem. So lets look at some facts.
There Are 4 Common Signs and Symptoms of a Slab Leak:
- Rising water bill
- Audible sound of running water. You can hear running water but there are no running fixtures.
- Floor feels ‘warm’ is indication of hot water leak
- You can see wet spots in the yard or around the house
A slab leak can cause serious water damage to your home, so call the expert Waxahachie Plumbers at Duncan Plumbing Solutions for any type of water leak at your home or business. We can pinpoint exactly where the leak is coming from with our expert leak location service and most importantly will discuss WHY the leak has occurred to prevent future problems.
Repairing a slab leak is probably not as expensive as you might think and we can even help you file a claim with your homeowners insurance.
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