Does My Home Have a Slab Leak?

If your home has a slab foundation it is incredibly important that you pay attention to any potential signs of a slab leak. This type of leak can result in the need for thousands of dollars worth of water cleanup and structural repair if left undetected and unrepaired. If you ever notice any of these common signs of a slab leak, be sure to contact a local plumber as soon as possible.

Large Spike in Water Bill

It is important that you take note of your water bill, specifically how much water is used each month and at what cost. If you ever notice a spike in the water bill there is almost definitely a leak of some kind. Be it a slab leak or a leak from elsewhere, a plumber can fix it.

Water Appears to be Leaking from Under Home

Does it seem like water is pooling around the outside base of your home? This is a common symptom of a slab leak. Water may pool on the inside or outside of your home, in any room, including the kitchen and bathroom.

Decrease in Water Pressure

If there is a leak prior to a faucet or other fixture, it means that there is less water making it to the end of the line. This means a leak is weakening your water pressure.

Damp Flooring

If a leak is occurring in the foundation, it is likely that water will pool under the floor, which means you're likely to feel soggy carpet or mushy hardwood.

Hot Water Heater Continues to Run

Does your hot water heater continue to run hour after hour? This is because there is a leak occurring before the heater, which is making it difficult for it to fill up to its limit, which is when it would normally shut off.

Hot Spot on Floor

If the leak is on the other side of the hot water heater, then you may notice hot spots underneath the floor.

If you ever suspect that your home may be suffering from a slab leak don't hesitate to contact a local plumber with slab leak experience. For professional diagnostics and slab leak repair in Kingwood and the surrounding area reach out to GAP Plumbing. We will be onsite as quickly as possible to prevent any further damage. If you need any plumbing services in Kingwood be sure to call GAP at (281) 645-5406 to request an appointment.