What is a Slab Leak?
Many homes in the US are built on risers or they have basements underneath them, but many homes are built on a concrete foundation – also known as a slab. While having a concrete foundation does have its advantages, a leak underneath the slab can cause major problems. Leaks are caused when the pipes underneath your home crack or break as your home ages over time. These leaks can wreak havoc on both your foundation and your flooring. Serious leaks can cause your foundation to swell or even crack while also water-logging your carpets or destroying hardwood floors.
How to Know You Have a Slab Leak
There are a lot of signs you could have a slab leak. One of the more obvious signs is if you find puddles on your floor with no obvious source. Similarly, if your yard is wet all the time, even when you haven’t watered the lawn or there hasn’t been any rain, you could be dealing with a slab leak. Inexplicably high water bills are also a sign.
One of the more surprising signs of a slab leak is hot spots on your floor. Hot spots underneath your floor could be a sign that a warm water line is damaged and needs repair. In some of the more serious cases, you can even hear running water – even when you know all of your faucets are off. If you’ve seen any of these signs, call Gotelli Plumbing immediately.
Slab Leak Repair in San Rafael
If you know or suspect you have a slab leak, call us as soon as possible. We’ll send a trained technician to determine the cause of the leak and fix the problem. For any plumbing problems you may be facing, you can rely on Gotelli Plumbing to solve it.