How to Detect a Slab or Concrete Leak | Clearwater Leak Detection

How to Detect a Slab or Concrete Leak

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If you’re a homeowner, there are few things worse than a plumbing mystery. Comparatively, easy plumbing repairs are a dream come true – at least then you can see where the problem is coming from! Due to the nature of home and building construction, problem pipes and joints are often buried beneath layers and layers of concrete or other building materials, making it nearly impossible to locate the source of the problem. Here are a few signs of a deep slab leak: 

Warm or Wet Spots on the Floor

A change in temperature or – worse yet – a puddle or seeping water through the floor can give you a pretty good sign that there’s a problem below. While the uncertainly of the situation can lead many homeowners to put off repairs, it’s always best to head potential situations off before they cause serious damage to your home.

Sounds of Running Water or Low Water Pressure

If all the faucets in the house are off and you can still hear a slight sound of running water, you may have a serious leak beneath your floor or walls. Whether it’s a shifting foundation or a simple seal failure, it’s best to get in there and repair the problem sooner rather than later.

A Spike in the Water Bill

There’s no better sign of a significant water leak than a sudden spike in your water bill. Keep a close eye on your month-to-month usage and be sure to contact a leak detection specialist ASAP to ensure your water bill woes don’t continue for extended periods of time.

Don’t let a subterranean water leak wreak havoc on your finances and destroy your home from the inside – contact a certified leak detection specialist and prevent further damage. Clearwater Leak Detection offers state-of-the-art equipment that can accurately detect leaks beneath several layers of concrete without excavation. Give us a call or make an appointment online and dry up your water problems today.

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