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Why Are Slab Leaks So Serious?

slab-leaks-seriousIn an ideal world, everything would work out perfectly. Your car would never get a flat, your kids would never catch a cold, and your plumbing system would never spring a leak. We don’t live in any such fantasy world, though. Back here in reality, things go wrong all of the time. Problems big and small are in no short supply, and that certainly applies to your plumbing system. When it comes to leaks in that system, few issues are as compromising as the slab leak.

If you have any reason at all to suspect that there is a slab leak in your plumbing system, you really need to have that problem resolved as soon as possible. The longer that you wait, the more likely that serious damage will be done to your property. Dial our number at the first sign of trouble. Here are a few warning signs that indicate the presence of a slab leak in Las Vegas, NV.

What Is a Slab Leak?

A slab leak is a leak that develops beneath the concrete slab upon which a building is erected and rests. Both hot and cold water lines run through or beneath such slabs. The problem with such a leak, obviously, is that it is in an area that is very difficult to access. In a best case scenario, a leak in a plumbing system will be in exposed pipes. In a worse case, it may develop behind a wall or beneath the floor. A slab leak, though, is a bit of a worst case scenario.

Now, the good news is that modern plumbing technology makes pinpointing the location of a slab leak and accessing it for repairs much less intrusive than it used to be. We specialize in plumbing leak detection services, and we won’t just go into the job blindly. That leaves one big factor to consider, however. You must recognize that there is a problem in the first place before you contact us to resolve it.

Recognizing a Slab Leak

Ok, you may be thinking, so how am I supposed to know that there is a leak? Well, you may not see water flooding your kitchen, but there are warning signs to be aware of. Don’t ignore any such indicators if you want to avoid serious damage to your home and property.

  • A spike in your water bills could indicate that you are paying for water that you are not actually using.
  • A spike in energy costs could indicate that you are wasting hot water through a slab leak in a hot water line.
  • The sound of running water when none is in use could mean that you have a slab leak.
  • The feeling of warmth beneath your feet could mean that there is a hot water leak beneath the slab.
  • Mold growth or soggy spots on carpeting, along with warped floor boards, could mean a slab leak.

The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas is here to handle your plumbing repair and slab leak detection services.

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