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Slab Leaks

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Foundation Water Leak Company

San Antonio Slab Leak Services

When it comes to home repair, there’s wiggle room for a lot of things. Paint doesn’t need to be perfect and a crooked shutter won’t make your home unsafe.

However, one aspect of home maintenance you should never compromise on is the structural integrity of your home’s foundation. Slab leaks are one of the main causes of damage!

Here at DrainWorks, it’s vital to us that our customers feel confident with the foundation beneath their feet. Slab leaks can be difficult to detect and when allowed to persist can cause thousands of dollars in damage and potentially make your home unsafe.

Fortunately, our professionals are fully equipped and qualified to provide comprehensive slab leak detection so you can have zero doubts about the quality of the foundation of your home.

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What Is A Slab Leak? (And Signs You May Have One)

Most of our homes rest on a solid foundation of poured concrete. Oftentimes, a large portion of your home’s plumbing exists within that solid foundation. Slab leaks happen when the pipes running through your home’s foundation burst and allow water to escape into the nooks and crannies of your concrete slab.

Because of their location, slab leaks are both notoriously hard to detect and destructive if not caught early. Fortunately, we’ve put together this list of potential warning signs so that you can be best equipped to notice a slab leak early, potentially saving your home from catastrophic damage.

Increased Utility Bills

If you notice a sudden spike in your water bill, don’t ignore it! Utility prices tend to be fairly consistent so if you notice that you’re being charged more than normal, it might be because water is being wasted through a slab leak you don’t know about.

Unexplained Wet Spots On The Floor

As a homeowner, you should always try to understand the cause of any standing water that you see. If you notice unexplained dampness on your floor, but can’t identify its source, it could be a sign of a leak within the foundation of your home that’s finally found its way to seep through the surface.

Hot Spots On Floor

Similar to the wet spots, random warm spots on your floor should always be investigated. Any heat you feel has to come from somewhere — breaks in your hot water line can physically heat the floor of your home.

Running Water Noises

Just like you should always have an explanation for the water you see, you should never ignore the sound of running water — especially when no water is currently in use. If you hear hissing or whistling coming from beneath your feet, it’s a good idea to seek out professional leak detection services.

Cracks In Walls Or Flooring

The water released from slab leaks can both cause physical damage to the slab and saturate the surrounding soil, causing it to settle. These combined forces can work to create a force on the structure of your home resulting in sudden cracks on your walls or floor.

Low Water Pressure

Slab leaks can significantly diminish your plumbing system’s efficiency, leading to a general reduction in your home’s water pressure.

Seek Solutions For your Leak

If you think you might have a slab leak, you can rest assured that when you call DrainWorks, we’ll use the full might of our investigative abilities to provide the expert water leak detection you can trust.

With years of experience, our affordable 65-point inspection and financing options available, we’ve done our best to remove every barrier between you and the slab leak detection you deserve.

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