Hot spot on floor? You may have a slab leak. Here a few things you can do to discover if a leak is present.
First, ensure that no water is running in the home. This includes the washing machine and dishwasher. Next, if you have a pool, turn off your auto-filler. This can typically be achieved by turning off your backflow device.
Most pool filler shut off valves will look similar to this one. Turn the handle to the “off” position. Which will most likely result with the handle perpendicular to the pipe.
If you have irrigation or drip lines, be sure to turn them off also. Irrigation shut off valves should have the same device you see in the photo, just like your pool filler line.
If you need help locating your shut off valves, let us know at 602-900-9010. We can help.
Next, with no water being used in the home, go out to your water meter box. This is typically located near the sidewalk, in the front yard. Open the lid to find your water meter. The water meter may have a flip lid covering the dials.
Most water meters will look similar to the photos below.
Check to see if the dial you see in the photo is moving. If you’re not sure if there is movement, or, if you feel it’s moving very slow, you can test the function by turning on your hosebib. With the hosebib running on, go back to your meter, and watch the dial spinning.
Now that you see the function, turn your hosebib off.
If you see the dial rotating when no water is being used, there is a good chance you have a leak. At this point, leak detection will be necessary to pinpoint the leak for repairs. This is where the leak detection specialists come in handy. To obtain one, call 602-900-9010. And one can be scheduled right away.
If you discover that your water meter isn’t running, but you still have a hot floor, try turning off your water heater for a few hours. If the hot floor cools off, that’s an indication you may have a slab leak.
If you’re suspicious of a leak in your home that is inexplicable, don’t worry, leak detection specialists can help. Most leaks can be found and fixed in one day.
After being in the plumbing industry for many years, and fixing over 1,000 slab leaks, we are passionate about helping property owners with everything leak and plumbing related. If you feel you need assistance with getting a leak detected, let us know, we are always here to help. You can reach us directly at 602-900-9010. Or, you can email directly to [email protected].