How to Tell If You Have A Slab Leak

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If your home was built on a concrete foundation, there may come a day where you'll find yourself looking for slab leaks. It can be difficult when looking for slab leaks to tell if you actually have one. Follow these steps and if you notice any of the signs, it may be time to call a plumber.

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  • Look for spots on your floor that may be damp for no reason. If there's constantly moisture in that area, you may have a slab leak. Also look for cracks on tile floor and bubbles on your linoleum and even cracks in your baseboards and walls. If you smell mold or notice mildew, it's possible you have a slab leak.

  • Make sure your washing machine, dishwasher and all faucets are turned off. Walk around your house. If you hear running water, it's possible you have a slab leak.

  • Look at your water bill and see if it's high for the time of year. If you have a pool that you're constantly having to fill, it may also be a sign of a slab leak. If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to call a plumber. They have additional tools they can use to correctly detect if you have a slab leak for sure.

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