Do I have a slab leak? Just hearing the words “slab leak” are enough to make you quiver. No one wants to have to tear up their floors, yard, or landscaping – what a mess! There are some signs to look for if you think you have a slab leak. Take a look at the ones below.
What Is A Slab Leak?
A slab leak is a leak in one of the water lines running below the concrete floor (slab) of your home. While there are various causes of a slab leak, they can lead to massive leaks that compromise the stability of your home’s foundation. That’s why it’s especially important to act fast to diagnose and repair a slab leak before it causes excessive damage.
Signs Of A Slab Leak
Wet Floors – If you do have a slab leak, you may experience wet floors that ultimately become warped. This is due to water coming from underneath the saturated concrete slab.
Musky Smell – The smell of wet carpet/flooring along with damp and moldy walls can create a musky odor. If you have a slab leak that involves your sewer line, you could smell something much more potent – yuck!
Mold – After water seeps into your floors, it will begin to travel up your walls. Since drywall absorbs water quickly, this may lead to mold in the walls.
Hot Spots – If the pipe causing the slab leak is under your yard instead of your house, this could lead to hot spots. In fact, we’ve even had dogs find hot spots in the winter. They tend to want to lay on them, especially in the winter, because they’re warm!
Upon noticing signs of a slab leak, it is imperative that you take action immediately. Unfortunately, since slab leaks are signs of bad pipe, you’re more likely to have additional slab leaks after you have one. While one idea is repairing each leak as it arises, the best idea is to redo your piping. There are options, however, that don’t involve having to trench your yard or floors.
If you think you have a slab leak, or if you’re interested in finding out more about the solution that’s right for you, contact The Bosworth Company today. Our team of expert plumbers would be happy to diagnose your plumbing problem and recommend the solution that best fits your needs. Schedule service online today!