Built in 2010, I moved in to my 3-bedroom, 2 bath home in Jan. 2011. The house has radiant in-floor heat (natural gas) and sits on a slab. This past late fall the City notified me of an unusually high use of water. A plumber broke down all the valves and added shut-offs. He narrowed the leak to the master bedroom bath. Once that room was shut down - the problem was solved - at least for the water bill.
We know the leak is somewhere between the master bathroom (tub/shower combo, toilet and sink) and the furnace room - each to the opposite end of the house from one another.
Some have suggested the only fix is to re-route the water lines in to the unheated attic using a trough, insulation and heat tape. I have already had one frost quake that broke the concrete and caused a shift in my house. I just think water lines in an attic in Minnesota is a huge disaster waiting to happen.
What else could I do to get my master bath back in working order? I just want to get my master bathroom up and running again. I am not sure how this can be done?
PS: Insurance will not cover unless leak was located and proved not to be a break caused by earth movement. Legal action is not an option in this case.