The majority of homes are built on slab foundations. This means that the plumbing system runs through slabs. Water can seep into your home if there is a slab leak. This could lead to water damage. These signs will help you identify a slab leak.
RAISED FOUNDATION OR SWOLLEN FOUNDATION
Slab leaks can rapidly alter the soil structure of your foundation, and cause some floor sections to be lifted. Slab leaks can lead to cracks and lift of complete floor sections due to swelling.
There might be cracks around the slab leak’s position on the outer or inner walls. It is best to get an expert to evaluate the problem before it becomes serious.
RUSHING WATER IS WHAT YOU HEAR
A slab leak could be the reason you hear water running through your home. Turn off any water supply, including faucets and dishwashers. Then listen carefully for the sound of water rushing. Call a local Long Beach Plumber if the water continues to run after you have turned off the water source.
PATCHES OF WARMER LOOR AREAS
You might notice warmer areas on your floor if a hot water line bursts underneath a concrete slab. A severe slab leak can result in hot water getting into contact with your floor and eventually reaching your floor surface. If there is a severe slab leak, tiles on tiled floors may feel loose.
MOLD OR MILDEW SMELL
Floors that are leaking from slabs can trap moisture. The floor absorbs moisture which encourages mold growth. A slab leak could be detected if you see mold spores, darkening floors, or patches of worn flooring. You might notice a musty odor under your carpets or floors if you don’t see any mold signs.