Signs You Have a Slab Leak

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While it is easy to notice signs of a slab leak, it’s a bit harder to figure out where the slab leak actually is. Most leaks have general signs such as unusually high water bill or high heating bill or your meter still running when all your taps are closed.

So, how do you find out where your leak is? You will have to look for signs that are specific to certain types of slab leaks.

With this, we discuss the signs you should look out for to find out whether you have a slab leak.

Water Puddles in and Around Your House

Slab leaks lead to damaged water pipes that run under your house foundation. When the water leaks for a prolonged period, the foundation becomes saturated and the water has nowhere to escape to but up through your floor and around your compound.

Whenever you see water puddles where they shouldn’t be, you should try to investigate where the water came from.

Warm Spots on Your Floor

Sometimes the water may not bubble up through your floor. Instead, when the hot water from your pipes leaks, it may collect in certain spots. When this happens, you may notice that you have some random warm spots on your floor.

Whenever you see water puddles where they shouldn’t be, you should try to investigate where the water came from.It is highly recommended to get a drain line inspection to determine the leak issue. 

Sound of Running Water Under Your Floor

Slab leaks lead to damaged water pipes that run under your house foundation. When the water leaks for a prolonged period, the foundation becomes saturated and the water has nowhere to escape to but up through your floor and around your compound.

Whenever you see water puddles where they shouldn’t be, you should try to investigate where the water came from.

Wet Carpet and Warped Floorboards

Slab leaks lead to damaged water pipes that run under your house foundation. When the water leaks for a prolonged period, the foundation becomes saturated and the water has nowhere to escape to but up through your floor and around your compound.

Whenever you see water puddles where they shouldn’t be, you should try to investigate where the water came from.

Wet Carpet and Warped Floorboards

Slab leaks lead to damaged water pipes that run under your house foundation. When the water leaks for a prolonged period, the foundation becomes saturated and the water has nowhere to escape to but up through your floor and around your compound.

Whenever you see water puddles where they shouldn’t be, you should try to investigate where the water came from.

What Should You Do If You Have a Slab Leak?

Slab leaks can cause serious damage to your house. While they may sometimes cause natural factors such as a shift in the soil under your house, slab leaks can also be prevented by ensuring cast iron is used in place of PVC pipes within your plumbing system.

In most cases, you will use PVC pipes for the following:

Typically, you will use PVC for:

  • Bathroom sink drain lines
  • Kitchens sink drain lines
  • Toilet drain lines
  • Bathtub drain lines
  • Kitchen vent stacks

Whenever you suspect that you have a slab leak, you should contact a slab leak detection service. Alamo Plumbing Solutions provides the best plumbing and sewer repair services along with affordable plumbing service on each service type.