The Risks of a Slab Leak

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The Risks of a Slab Leak

A slab leak is a serious issue that can cause extensive damage to your home. Unlike other leaks, a slab leak is classified as a leak underneath the concrete foundation of your home.

We’re breaking down what a slab leak entails and why it can become such a problem for your home.

What is a Slab Leak?

A slab leak is when the pipes underneath your home foundation, or concrete slab, spring a leak. This can come from several different causes, usually corrosion, improper installation, or climate fluctuations.

You can look for a slab leak by noticing the signs around your home. You may hear running water or feel wet spots on your floors.

Foundation & Home Damage

Slab leaks can create significant water damage around one of the areas it’s most harmful: your home foundation. Water can damage the floors, walls, and other parts of your home. Since it’s not in plain view, it can be hard to detect until it’s already done damage, which is why knowing the signs is so important.

Wasted Water

Another issue with slab leaks is that you’ll be wasting a lot of water. The pipes underneath your foundation are usually water pipes, so a leak will require more water than typically needed to service your home.

Plus, if the leak is in a hot water pipe, your water heater will be using more energy and accumulating more wear and tear than normal.

Rising water bills is another sign of a slab leak (or a leak elsewhere in your house), so if you notice this, contact a plumber immediately to investigate.

Leak Detection & Solution Experts

For all leak detection needs, contact the experts at Aztec Plumbing & Drains today at 239-212-0299. We use all tools at our disposal to find and fix leaks in order to minimize water damage and waste in your home.

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