Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Identifying a Slab Leak

A slab leak, in industry terms, is a huge bummer. These leaks are found under the material below your floor, in your basement, or in front of your home. Since the water is flowing often under cement, people generally can’t take care of the problem themselves. You can, however, look out for some telltale signs so you know when to call in the professionals.

Sound of Running Water

If the dishes are done, the clothes are washed and no one’s taking a shower, you shouldn’t hear water in motion. If you do hear this sound, and it isn’t raining outside, there’s quite possibly a leak coming from one of your appliances. Do your best to follow the sound and see if it leads you to the source.

Visual Damage

You might not be able to see the water, but there are other visible clues that can indicate there’s a leak. These include:
• Mold
• Abnormal heat
• Cracks

If water is leaking from a heated appliance, it might warm the material above it, which can help you identify both the leak and the source.

The earlier you figure out you have a leak, the better your chances are of minimizing the damage. Visit this website to get more information about early detection and slab leak repair in Poway.

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