The concrete foundation of your home is also susceptible to leaks, but because the water lines are located under the slab, it can be difficult to diagnose the issue. If you wait too long to fix the leak, then this can result in serious damage and deterioration underneath your home.

You should detect the leak as soon as you can if you want to avoid any major repairs. Here is what you need to know so that you can act quickly and decisively in resolving the issue:

Spots on the Floor

Spots can be an indicator of a slab leak. This usually means that a hot water line underneath your home is broken or there are holes in it. Warms spots are more common because hot water tends to cause greater corrosion, After all, it speeds of the process of chemical reactions. Keep in mind that a hot water spot could also be because of a leaky valve in your bathroom sink or shower. You should also check the perimeter of your for any moist spots, including mud, moss, or standing water.

Increased Water Bills

If you notice that there is a dramatic and sudden increase in your water bills, then it means that you are consuming more water. Water leaks will usually lead to an increase in consumption, You should closely monitor the amount of water you use for the month and determine if there are any changes in your water bills.

The Sound of Water Running Through Your Walls

If you can hear the water running inside your walls, then this is a very clear indication of a slab leak. What you should do is listen to other sounds that are emanating from your walls. You should also check the water meter and if you notice that the pointer is running, then it means that water is running from a hidden source. This could also be a slab leak.

Low Water Pressure

Several factors can account for low water pressure, such as buildup, fault valves, and water leaks. If everything else checks out, then it’s a slab leak that’s causing the low water pressure. You will need to inspect the different water points in your home by running the water in those areas and checking the water pressure. If the area where you are experiencing low water pressure is near the slab, then this could indicate that you have a slab leak.

Movement in the Foundation of Your Home

With a leaky slab, cracks will form in the foundation of your home. Water will inevitably enter the concrete material and damage it over time. Once this happens, the foundation of your home will begin to move because of a lack of structural stability. This is why you shouldn’t ignore any slab leaks; you need to repair the issue immediately. We also want to mention that slab leaks can cause issues in other areas of your home, such as cracks in the walls and unpleasant odors that will permeate your home.

Location the Leak

There are a few non-destructive methods of locating a leak in your water line. What a lot of plumbers do nowadays is they use cameras and electromagnetic amplifiers. If you are convinced that you have a slab leak in your home, then we can tell you what your repair options are. All you have to do is give us a call and one of our representatives will tell you everything you need to know.