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Slab Leaks Are Big Trouble

flooded-living-roomThere are a lot of different problems that a homeowner may encounter with their plumbing. The good news is, our professional plumbers can deal with any and all issues that you may run into.

Now, there is one big complicating factor here. Before we can diagnose and resolve your plumbing problem, you must first recognize that there is a problem to begin with. This is not always as simple as it sounds. Some plumbing problems are just harder to spot than others.

Case in point: the slab leak. If you have a slab leak in Green Valley, AZ, then you are definitely going to want to have that repaired as soon as possible. If left unresolved, slab leaks can do pretty serious damage. The trouble is that spotting a slab leak is not always easy, particularly if you do not know some of the basic warning signs that you are dealing with one. In the following post, we will give you some valuable information that can help you to protect your property. 

What Is a Slab Leak?

A slab leak is a leak that develops underneath the slab upon which your home was constructed. This is a concrete slab and, for that reason, provides quite a barrier between yourself and any plumbing pipes that run beneath it. For any number of reasons, these pipes may burst. You may not associate the symptoms that you’re noticing in your home with a potential leak that is simply hidden from view. That is why we’re here today.

Signs That You May Have a Slab Leak

When it comes to a slab leak, you shouldn’t just be worried about water going to waste. You should be worried about what all of that wasted water may be doing to your property. If left alone too long, and depending upon a number of factors like the size of the leak, a slab leak could actually do structural damage to your property. That is why knowing what to look for when it comes to spotting a leak is so important.

  • Increased water bills. This is a general warning sign for leaks of any kind. If you have not noticed a leak anywhere in your home, it is possible that it is beneath your feet!
  • Warm spots on the floor. If you notice that your floor is warm in any given spot — and you’re not running a radiant heating system–then you could have a leak in hot water line beneath the slab.
  • Water stains or wet spots on carpets/base of walls. If you notice signs of water staining or dampness on the lower parts of walls or on your floors, contact us right away. That is a pretty solid indicator of a leak, and quite possibly a slab leak!
  • The sound of running water. Are you certain that you are not using any water at the moment? No fixtures draining, no hot water tank filling? If so, but you still hear the sound of running water, do not hesitate to contact a professional plumber.

Schedule your slab leak services with The Sunny Plumber Tucson. Bright and Shiny and won’t show our Hiney.

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