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For an opening remark, that should’ve grabbed your attention. Water management inside a home is important on a financial level as well as a health issue. Considering this, if your house is built on a slab, all of the plumbing is located eighteen inches below it. Where the main penetration of the water supply for a house built on a slab, is located at the water heater, and branching off from there. You can now understand the importance of detecting any type of leak at the earliest possible indication of a higher than usual water bill.
The easiest method to test for an under the slab leak is to perform a meter test. The following steps will guide you through the process. During the following, remember that no water consumption is allowed.
- Locate the water meter and write down the numbers on the dial. This is your first reading
- After 30 minutes go back to the water meter, write the numbers down, and compare them to the previous reading. If the numbers are the same than no leak exists, however, if there is a difference follow the next steps while maintaining no water use.
- Inside the house shut off all pipes feeding your toilets and washbasins/sinks, and wait for another 30 minutes.
- Return to the water meter, write the numbers down again, and compare them to your second reading. If the number is the same, then the leak may be at one of the fixtures turned off.
This is the time to inspect under the sinks and around your toilets for leaks. If the number has changed with everything shut off, the next step is to feel for abnormal warm or cold spots on your floor. Additionally, finding seemingly damp areas on a carpeted floor may be an identifier of a leak that caused the slab to crack, allowing moisture to emanate up through the slab. These are indications that either the hot or the cold water is leaking under the slab or it is time to call the expert plumbers at York Plumbing & Drains.
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