All You Need to Know About Slab Leaks

Undetected leaks in the slab foundation of your home can cause immense damage to its structural foundation. The vast majority of homes in the Fort Worth area in Texas are built on large concrete slabs. The sewer lines and the basic plumbing system of your home are underneath these slabs.

The pipes under these slabs are the main cause of leaks. But because underground pipe structures are not visible, it can be easy to miss the signs of a slab leak.

Making sure the underground water structure is restored does a great deal to battle water shortages in your town.

In this blog, we’ve compiled some commonly occurring signs that you should look out for to detect a leak early on. Once you have this figured out, you can reach out to a plumbing company for slab leak repair services.

Water bills unusually high

The most alarming and first sign is a sudden increase in your water bills. If yours has spiked to an unnecessarily high amount, it could possibly mean that the water is running for longer than it should due to a leak. If there’s no plausible explanation for the increased water bill, it’s time to call a plumbing service to check for slab leaks! In the meantime, here’s how you can check for leaks in your walls.

Various Indoor and Outdoor water pools

Next, check around your home for water pools forming near the foundation. The best place to check would be outside your house where water may be escaping from. Inside your home, you may find water collecting unusually in the kitchen or the washroom. Water pushing up can also cause damp carpets or leave water stains in your flooring.  Hard floors can show signs of warping.

Pungent smells of Mold

The longer a slab leak goes undetected, especially in the dry walls, the greater the chances of mold formation. Mold on carpets and in the walls of your home can be extremely hazardous to your health. You may not be able to see it, but you’ll definitely be able to smell it. Mold has a very distinct smell which is pungent. It’s also an obvious indicator of water leakage in the slabs.

Water pressure decline

A sudden decrease in water pressure in your faucets and other water fixtures could be due to the loss of water due to leaks in the pipes. It might be time to call a plumber to seek slab leak repair services.


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