We've Noticed An Uptick In Slab Leak Repairs
Big B's Plumbing provides Carlsbad Slab Leak Repair And Detection. Carlsbad is another city that has almost doubled since 1990. Less than 60 years ago Carlsbad had a population that was just over 9000. It's known for being one of the top 20 wealthiest cities in the USA and the fifth richest in California. But you wouldn't know it, our Carlsbad customers are some the nicest, most humble people we've ever come across. The housing boom didn't start taking place in Carlsbad until the late '70s and early '80s. It's now been 40 years since that time, and we've noticed an uptick in slab leak repairs.
A High Water Bill Is The First Sign Of A Slab Leak
Not all houses are going to experience a slab leak; in fact, most of them won't. With that said, you need to know the signs of a slab leak. Most people wouldn't think for a minute that copper or galvanized pipe encased in the concrete foundation would spring a leak. Unlike a water heater or appliance where you can see the signs of wear and tear, a slab leak pops up without warning. If you're not educated in knowing the signs, it could cause significant damage. The first sign of any leak is an unusually high water bill. Whatever you do, don't just blow it off as a high water bill.
Call Your Carlsbad Slab Leak Repair And Detection Specialists at Big B's Plumbing
Check the areas around your home for puddling and keep your ears open to any sounds of a water leak which includes your toilet and water heater. Feel your carpet for any moisture, especially in areas that don't receive lots of traffic. Search around your baseboards for mold or moisture. If you feel any moisture or see any signs of mold, this is a sure sign of a slab leak. Immediately contact your Carlsbad slab leak repair and detection specialist at Big B's Plumbing. If everything came up dry, take a very close look at your kitchen floor. If you notice dark areas on the tile or grout that is another sign of a slab leak. In some cases, your laminate or wood flooring will begin to buckle.
A Broken Water Hot Water Line Will Create A Hot Spot
Hot spots on your floor are also common if it's your hot water pipe that was affected. In addition to hot spots, your hot water heater will run often. If the affected pipe were in the garage, you'd notice a dark area on your garage floor. Knowing the signs is essential for early detection because spotting the slab leak early can prevent further damage.
You can usually trace the cause back to the original installation or defective pipe. But you can't rule out a pinhole leak caused by a small pebble pressing against a copper pipe over many years. For those homeowners who have galvanized pipes, from the 60s they can begin to erode and over 30 to 50 years and can start to leak.
Big B's Plumbing A+ Rating, Topnotch Reviews, Fast Reliable Sevice
Whatever the case, you'll be impressed with our rapid response times and our friendly knowledgeable slab leak technicians. Big B's Plumbing is A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau, and our reviews are topnotch. Check us out on Facebook, Yelp!, and Google+. We've been providing Carlsbad slab leak repair and detection services for close to a decade. Call us today and get the service you deserve.