We really cannot stress this enough. Any leak in your plumbing system needs to be taken seriously. Is every leak technically an emergency? No, of course not. If you were to call us up at 2am and request emergency plumbing services because your kitchen faucet was dripping, we’d probably question your decision making. We’d do the same if you just ignored that dripping faucet once regular business hours resumed, though, because small or not—leaks are serious business!
Even we will concede that some leaks are more important than others, though. And in the pantheon of plumbing leaks, the slab leak is definitely one of the most serious of all! If you encounter a slab leak in Las Vegas, then you need to contact us right away. Not sure what a slab leak is, or what makes it so serious? Well, you’re not alone. Read this post, learn about the warning signs of a slab leak, and get a Sunny Plumber on the case fast if you suspect one in your home.
What Is a Slab Leak?
A slab leak is a leak in a water line that runs under a home’s concrete slab foundation. You can probably see the problem already. These types of leaks are not only difficult to recognize, but they are difficult to pinpoint and access, as well.
Even if you do realize that there might be a leak beneath your slab, there is the matter of dealing with the problem while doing as little damage to your property as possible. That is where working with a skilled, experienced plumber with the right training and the right tools comes in.
When you hire a Sunny Plumber, you get a plumber that isn’t going to go in blind or work off of gut instincts. We’ll figure out where the leak is and we’ll get the repair done with as little disruption as possible. Remember, this job needs to be done right, but there is some urgency, too. You can’t really live without water in your home, but you also don’t want to keep letting water leak out under the slab. That could cause serious water damage that comes with a serious repair bill!
Signs of a Slab Leak
You certainly don’t need to be a professional plumber to recognize the signs of a slab leak. You do need to know what some common signs of a slab lea are, though. Keep these symptoms in mind.
- The sound of running water when you’re not using any water in your home.
- Hot spots beneath your feet (indicative of a hot water leak).
- Increased water costs, even if you know for sure that you’ve been using water normally in your home.
- Cracks in the foundation, warped floorboards, signs of staining, etc.
Don’t ignore any of these signs of a slab leak in your home. Out of sight out of mind only accomplishes one thing—giving problems the opportunity that they need to get worse!