The 411 On Slab Leaks

Over the past few months, have you noticed that your water bills have been fluctuating more than they usually do? Maybe it’s just a result of you doing the laundry more or running the dishwasher more than usual, but maybe it’s something else – something else that requires immediate attention.

The same way pipe leaks can often go unnoticed when they are deep within your walls, slab leaks are also a common plumbing problem (and one of the most serious) that many property owners can’t seem to find when they first start suspecting trouble. That’s because slab leaks occur under your concrete slab foundation, a place you probably aren’t inspecting on a regular basis.

Warning Signs That You Have A Slab Leak

Since slab leaks can be hard to detect at first, here are a few signs to be on the lookout for:

  • Sudden increases in your water bill even though usage stays the same.
  • Dampness in your floors.
  • Low water pressure throughout your home.
  • Mildew spreading underneath your carpet.

Causes of Slab Leaks

So what causes these pesky leaks to pop up in the first place? Here are a few common causes that often result in one:

  • A house shifting on its foundation.
  • Water pressure that is too high.
  • Damage to the property’s pipes after the initial installation.

As one of the leading plumbers in Orange County, California, we at Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter understand just how troubling a slab leak can be – that’s why we offer slab leak repair and detection services! If you suspect that you’ve got a slab leak on your hands, just give us a call at 714.630.8766. We provide fast, same day service and are available 24/7 to help you with all of your plumbing needs!

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