Can You Detect a Slab Leak on Your Own?

Can You Detect a Slab Leak on Your Own?

If a leak forms underneath the concrete slab foundation of your home, will you be able to tell? Unfortunately, slab leaks can spiral out of control very quickly. If you wait too long to call a plumber, the foundation of your home may be affected, and your insurance company may not be willing to pay out for the extent of the resulting water damage.

Here, we put together some of the signs you should look out for so that you can tackle problems the moment they start. Our best advice, however, is to call a plumber! Read on to learn more and contact our friendly team for more information or to schedule slab leak services in Riverside.

Know the Signs…

A slab leak won’t cause water to drip out from a fixture or a pipe behind the wall. The pipe is way out of reach, but there are a few signs that there may be a leak.

  • A sudden drop in water pressure.
  • Water spots in the carpet.
  • Water pooling around the property.
  • Cracks in the foundation of your home.
  • High water bills or meter usage.
  • Loss of how water pressure, or no hot water.
  • Warm spots on the floor.

…But Call a Plumber!

Whether or not you think your plumbing issues may be related to a slab leak after all, you should call in plumbers for all of your piping and drainage issues. A major water leak can cause water damage that may cost thousands to repair, so it’s important you get the problem under control ASAP.

And only qualified plumbers have the proper equipment and expertise for the job. Leak detection equipment may not be too invasive, but plumbers may need to use jackhammers and other tools to access the pipes for repair. The sooner you get this over with, the better!

Allstar Home Services provides slab leak detection and repair and other plumbing services for Riverside, CA residents. Call our team today!

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