Water is one of the most singular destructive forces in all of nature. If given enough time, a single drop of water has the erosive power to carve canyons and shape the very foundation of the world. Imagine what water could do to the foundation of your home!
A slab leak happens when there are faults in the plumbing that run beneath the concrete foundation of your home. Your home relies on its foundation to stand strong and not sink into the very earth. Unfortunately, even the smallest leaks can majorly damage the concrete and lead to extensive repairs.
If you’re dealing with one of these destructive plumbing problems and need the best local slab leak company around, then you’ve come to the right place.
The team here at Hill & Company is fully trained and versed in all aspects of Oklahoma City slab water leak repair. We’re confident that we have the skills and ability to both locate the leak and provide the best solution possible.
By their nature — existing in the concrete foundation under your feet — slab leaks are almost always difficult to detect. Luckily, the team here at Hill & Company has put together this list of the six most common signs that could indicate a slab leak.
While none of us enjoy paying the energy bill, if you pay attention, your monthly utility payment can tell you a lot about the condition of your home. On a month-to-month basis, your bill should remain fairly consistent. If you’ve noticed an increase in your water bill that you can’t explain, it could be a sign of an unknown slab leak.
If you hear the sound of running water in your home, you should always be able to identify the source. Unexplained water noises should be a sign of concern and need to be addressed immediately.
Similar to running water noises, you should never ignore any unexplained dampness in your home. As slab leaks worsen, the water can eventually be forced upwards and infiltrate your home through the floor.
Just as slab leaks can cause damage to the floor of your home, they can also cause extensive damage to your walls. Over time, water leaks can cause the foundation of your home to shift and move, which can break the concrete. This results in cracks in the floors and walls.
When left unchecked, mold and mildew can cause serious health issues. Unfortunately, slab leaks create the perfect conditions for their growth. Signs include mold near your baseboards or on the floor as well as an unexplained, musty, damp odor. These signs indicate that a slab leak is getting these areas wet and allowing moisture to grow.
As a slab leak gets worse, it can disrupt the pressurized system that drives your plumbing. This will quickly lower your water pressure. In general, the water pressure of a home will rarely change without reason, so any sudden fluctuations in pressure should be noted and inspected by a professional plumber as soon as possible.
When slab leaks affect hot water lines, the residual heat left by wasted water can be a good indicator of a slab leak’s location. Heat always has a source, so if you’re walking through your home barefoot and notice a spot on the floor that is abnormally warm, it’s probably in your best interest to call a plumber right away.
When ignored, slab leaks can cause major damage to your home and disrupt your household routines. If you feel like you’re dealing with one, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Hill & Company today!
We’re confident when we say that we have the best leak detection services around — and our team will go above and beyond to detect your leak and provide the most comprehensive repairs possible.
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