With a 3.1 magnitude earthquake hitting Cabazon today (August 17th, 2017) just 52 miles from Temecula, it is a reminder that we should be on the lookout for things that can damage our homes due to California-specific hazards. When tectonic plates shift as they tend to do in Southern California, it is easy for us to assess the damage on the interior and exterior of our homes but it is not always so easy to detect damage that can occur under our homes. This damage often comes in the form of slab leaks that can be caused by a variety of factors that include natural expansion/contraction, vegetation/root growth, aging plumbing, and here in Southern California even earthquakes.
One of the telltale signs of a slab leak is moisture that seems to come from out of nowhere either in the home, driveway, or other areas on the property. When this happens, unfortunately, the slab leak has already gotten pretty bad. The first sign to watch for when it comes to slab leaks is an unexplained rise in your water bill as this can be a sign that there is either a toilet with an issue which is a best-case scenario or there is indeed a leak that is not yet visible. In either case, it is a good idea to get an experienced plumber with proper slab leak detection equipment to take a look at the potential sources of the rise in water consumption.
For more information about local issues known to cause slab leaks in Temecula and the surrounding areas, please feel free to contact our professional plumbers anytime. We are happy to answer your questions and calm your fears regarding slab leaks and all other plumbing issues.