As a homeowner, you never want to have a plumbing leak. But, unfortunately, over time they do tend to occur. Some leaks are very obvious and easy to repair. Others, however, can be very hard to detect and even harder to repair. A slab leak is a leak that occurs underneath your home’s concrete slab(s) and due to the location, can be hard to find without damaging the slab.

There are some common signs of a slab leak as well as technology that makes locating the exact location of the leak much easier. It is important to find and repair a slab leak as soon as possible because it can cause significant and costly damage to your home if left alone. For this reason, it is important to hire an experienced plumber who is familiar with common signs of a slab leak and also has the technology to detect and repair a slab leak with minimal damage to your home. Wondering if you need a plumber to assess whether or not you have a slab leak? Below are 8 common signs of a slab leak.

8 Signs that you have a slab leak:

  • Increase in your water bill
  • Signs of Mold and Mildew (visual and smell)
  • The sound of water continuously running
  • Discoloration in drywall
  • Discoloration in flooring
  • Wet/spongy feeling in carpeting
  • Foundation cracks
  • Musty smell