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Common Signs of Slab Leaks

A slab leak.

If you have a home with a slab foundation, it's important to be aware of the common signs of slab leaks. A slab leak is a water leak that occurs in the concrete foundation of your home. They can be difficult to detect, but if left untreated, they can cause severe damage to your property. In this blog post, Precision Plumbing, Heating & Air will discuss the most common signs of slab leaks so that you can identify them and take action before it's too late!

Increased Water Bill

One of the most obvious signs of a slab leak is an increase in your water bill. When water leaks from pipes underneath your foundation, it can mean more water than usual is being used. If you notice a sudden and dramatic spike in your monthly water bill, it could be caused by a slab leak.

Dripping Noises

You may also detect the presence of a slab leak if you hear running or dripping sounds coming from walls or floors inside the home. These noises usually indicate a pipe with an undetected crack causing water to flow beneath the foundation's concrete slab. The noises will likely worsen as time passes, so if you start hearing such sounds, it's important to take action immediately.

Mold or Mildew

Another common sign of a slab leak is the presence of mold or mildew. If you suddenly start noticing patches of mold or mildew in areas that have been dry previously, it could be caused by moisture from a slab leak. Slab leaks can also cause damp spots on floors and walls, as well as warping due to water accumulation underneath the foundation.

Malfunctioning Fixtures

Finally, if your plumbing fixtures are not working correctly, this could indicate a slab leak somewhere in the system. Low water pressure, hot water running cold unexpectedly, and wet spots around fixtures can all point to a possible slab leak.

You should be aware of these common signs of slab leaks to prevent costly repairs down the line. If you notice any of these issues or suspect a slab leak in your home, it's important to contact Precision Plumbing, Heating & Air at (803) 310-6262 as soon as possible for help. Taking action now can save you from expensive repair bills and other damages in the future!