Whether we’re talking about a river carving a canyon or water carving a hole in your pipes, the corrosive nature of water should never be underestimated. However, many times, its power goes unnoticed. Even after your pipes develop a leak, the damage can go so much further.
When structures are built on slab foundations, there are pipes that travel underneath, doing their job every day undetected. The benefit to this is also the curse: it’s almost impossible to find a leak. What may be worse is, if left alone, the leaky pipe and erosive water will slowly eat away at the foundation of the house, creating stability issues and problems that are difficult and expensive to fix.
So what can you do to prevent this?
The first thing you may notice is a jump in your water bill. If this happens and you are not using any more water than normal, you may have a leak. First check:
- Water Softener
- Other sources of water in your home
If none of these sources prove to be the culprit, then watch for these signs of a slab leak:
- The sound of running water when water is not being used
- A hot spot on the floor, which could indicate a leak in the hot water line
- Mildew or excessive moisture under carpets
If you notice any of these signs, contact your slab leak long beach specialist right away before any more damage can occur!