May 13, 2016
Oh no, you have a slab leak! Okay, maybe not, but chances are if you’re reading this, you at least are suspicious of a possible leak in your home. As it turns out, you came to the right people. Here at Anthony’s Plumbing, we’re professionals at slab leak detection in Ahwatukee, AZ. Below are there tips for detection in your home.
- Look Out for Phantom Puddles: If you’re suspicious of a slap leak in your home, be on the lookout for phantom puddles. If water appears and you know you didn’t spill it, the faucet didn’t leak or Fido didn’t knock over his water bowl, that could be a sign. As the water from the pipes below leaks out, it needs a place to go, ending up on your floor as a phantom puddle. Additionally, look out for cracked floor tiles where that water could be being forced out from as a sign of suspicious activity.
- Listen for Rushing Water: Ah yes, the rhythmic sounds of rushing water can easily put someone to sleep – if it’s a peaceful recording. Hearing rushing water in your Ahwatukee home, however, is not so peaceful. That’s because this could be a tell-tale sign of a serious slab leak in your home. The sound is caused by water rushing out of the broken pipes in your foundation, which over time can cause foundation damage, damage to your home, and damage to your bank account with excessive water bills coming in.
- Watch for Mold and Mildew: Is your home normally dry, but recently getting taken over by disgusting mold and mildew? Turns out that could be a symptom of a slab leak. Since the pipes below your house are leaking water, that water can end up in your home, causing moisture to condense and making a habitat for mold and mildew. So if you’re seeing mold in your home, and you know it’s not a cheese culture a family member is experimenting with, it’s probably time to call a professional for slab leak detection.
Whether you home is being invaded by mold, visited by phantom puddles or serenaded by the sounds of rushing water, it’s time to have a professional take a look. For proper slab leak detection in Ahwatukee, AZ, call Anthony’s Plumbing for a professional’s opinion.