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How to Tell You Might Have a Slab Leak

The concrete slab foundation is an important starting point for home builders, but it can be a nuisance for homeowners and plumbers. When the piping underneath the concrete slab leaks, there is no easy way to deal with it. Your plumber may have to go through some pretty extreme steps to take care of it, and often your insurance does not cover the damage.

You want to detect a slab leak as early as possible in order to reduce costs and prevent many major damages. Take a look at the following list to help you know when you might have a slab leak.

  • Low Water Pressure – Low water pressure is one of the telltale signs of a leak, and if it’s a slab leak, you might notice a sudden drop in water pressure throughout your home. When you turn on the faucet and notice only a fraction of the pressure you are used to, call a technician ASAP to minimize the damage, whether it’s a slab leak or a leak behind a wall in your home.
  • Hot Spots on the Floor – The most common reason for a slab leak has to do with the hot water line. A chemical reaction with the hot water and the pipes may allow this piping to wear down faster. You might notice that the ground floor feels warmer, or that there is a reduction in only the hot water pressure.
  • Moist Areas around the Home – Any signs of moisture around the perimeter of the home should make you take a second look. Investigate any moisture around the perimeter of home, or the appearance of moisture in carpets.
  • Sound of Rushing Water – If you’ve got good ears, you might be able to hear the sound of water rushing underneath the home.

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