The thought of any water leak in your home is upsetting. But when you think about a leak hidden deep under your house’s slab foundation, your stress level is likely to skyrocket. The potential for extensive damage to your home’s foundation is high, and the cost of repairs also substantially increases. Fortunately, the team of leak detection experts at Paul Bunyan Plumbing And Drain is here to assist you any time you think that your home could have a slab leak. Just call 612-340-1444 and schedule emergency leak detection with the team you know you can trust for affordable solutions.

WHAT ARE SLAB LEAKS?

When a home is built on a concrete slab rather than a basement, all of the water lines are installed before the concrete foundation is poured. The water and drain lines run up through the concrete and enter the house at various locations to service the kitchen, bathrooms, and other areas of the home. If a leak develops in any of the piping that runs under the concrete slab, it is called a slab leak.

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WHAT IS SLAB LEAK DETECTION

As you can imagine, it is very challenging to locate any water leak concealed by a thick slab of concrete that is as large as your home. However, if left undetected and repaired, even a small slab leak can undermine the soil that supports your home’s foundation. When this occurs, there is sure to be damage to the structure of your house, including the walls and floor. Leak detection experts use the latest tools and technology to locate even tiny water leaks via thermal imaging, sound amplification tools, and temperature fluctuation. The type of leak and its location will dictate how the leak is repaired.

WARNING SIGNS OF A SLAB LEAK

Because a slab leak is under your home’s foundation, you are sure to be wondering how you would ever know there is a problem. It is rare to see any sign of water oozing up through your floor; however, it is possible in the case of a severe leak. More subtle indications of a slab leak include:

  • Noticeably warm or cool areas on the floor
  • The sudden appearance of cracks in the walls of your home
  • Cracks in the foundation of your home
  • Unexplained moisture along the foundation of your home
  • An excessively high water bill
  • The sound of running or dripping water in your home
  • Unexplained mold or mildew appearing in your home or on the exterior walls near the foundation
  • Your home’s water meter is constantly in motion

WHAT TO DO IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE A SLAB LEAK

Fast action is critical. The sooner our pros arrive and get to work, the less potential there is for extensive water damage to your home. Call 612-340-1444 at the first sign of any slab leak. Paul Bunyan Plumbing And Drain’s leak detection team will arrive promptly to locate and repair even the most elusive leak hidden under your Bloomington or Stillwater home.