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How Common Are Leaks Under Slabs?

If you notice that you left the water running in the sink or shower, it’s easy to turn it off! Unfortunately, not every source of water can be found and stopped so easily. If you see unexplained signs of water in your house, you may have a foundation leak.

At Brown Cooling, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical, we know how important it is for your home to run smoothly. Leaks under your foundation can cause lots of problems, but they’re not necessarily uncommon. In fact, slab leaks are far more common than most homeowners think. If you think there might be a leak under your foundation, call our technicians for the best care.

Slab Leaks Are Fairly Common

Your slab may seem completely unmovable and indestructible — it’s a huge block of concrete after all! Whether it’s severe weather, time or sudden impact, many things can actually damage the plumbing in your foundation. That’s why it’s important for all Birmingham homeowners to keep an eye on the health of their plumbing, even underneath the slab.

How To Find Water Leaks In Your Slab Foundation

Finding leaks under your home can be an intensive process, which takes a lot of time. If you suspect that there is a leak or pipe burst under your foundation, here are some signs you can watch out for:

Wet Spots On Your Floors, Walls And Ceilings

If you see wet spots on your floors, walls or ceilings, it may mean there’s a water leak in your foundation. As water penetrates your foundation, it can cause water damage throughout your entire house. These wet spots will be noticeably large and will worsen with time.

Watching Your Water Meter

Your water meter is a great indicator of if you have a leak. Your water meter measures the amount of water that is currently in use. If you turn your water on in the shower or sink, the meter will measure the amount that you’re using. If you shut off all water sources and the reading remains high, you likely have a leak.

Visible Signs Of Water Leaking

Some slab leaks will actually reveal themselves with water trickling down the side of the slab or puddling around it. If you notice unexpected water coming from or settling around your home, it’s time to call your local plumbing company.

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover A Slab Leak?

Understanding homeowners insurance can be difficult, especially when it comes to plumbing coverage. Slab leaks happen when pipes burst. Your insurance might not cover your pipes. Your insurance may cover the cost of foundation repair and excavation, as it’s part of the house.

Many homeowners choose to get separate insurance for their plumbing. They do this to save money on repairs for their pipes and utilities. Talk with your insurance provider in order to see the alternative options for protecting your utilities.

Call Today For Repair For Your Water Leak Under Slabs Today!

Are you worried about how water is affecting your foundation? Are you tired of dealing with wet spots and other foundation problems? Call Brown Cooling, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical for guaranteed support! With expert technicians and lots of experience serving the community, you won’t have to worry about your plumbing being in good hands. Call today for efficient and affordable repair services!

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