Top 4 Signs You Have a Slab Leak
No Fort Worth homeowner wants any type of leak. A slab leak, in particular, can mean big trouble though.
You will be faced to deal with water intrusion, money wasted on a high water bill and possible issues like flooding, mold and rot. Don't put your home and the health of your family at risk; know common signs of a slab leak so that you can react accordingly.
What to Watch For
Some red flags that you should be on the lookout for include things like:
- 1. Low Water Pressure – A decrease in water pressure can help indicate any type of leak that is not otherwise easy to detect. Most homeowners assume leaks are something that you can see, such as under the sink or in the basement. The truth is most leaks happen in a location that is not visible to the naked eye and that must be located. If you notice a change in your water pressure, call in a professional for an assessment.
- 2. Floors That are Hot – If you notice your flooring is warmer than usual, it could easily mean a slab leak. It may not even seem like that dramatic an increase, but if you notice your flooring is warmer than usual, better to be safe than sorry.
- 3. Presence of Water on the Floor – There is never a good reason to have puddles in your home. Yet, too often, homeowners ignore small puddles that appear in a basement. Then, those puddles grow larger and larger. If you have any type of puddling of water in your home, including places like the bathroom or kitchen, call in a plumber.
- 4. Cracks with Water – There is no reason to ignore cracks that appear in your floor, especially if they tend to also show the presence of water. Unfortunately, once it has gotten to this stage, a bigger problem usually exists.
If you know or even suspect that you may have a problem with slab leaks, or any type of leaks for that matter, give the experts here at DFW Plumbing & Drains, LLC a call!