There are many different symptoms you should be aware of before coming to the conclusion that you have a slab leak. Let’s start with the most obvious sign of a slab leak. If you ever come home to find water coming up from your slab floor, then you definitely have a slab leak. Other major signs include: the sound of running water when no water is running, a hot spot on the floor indicating a hot water line leak, random cracks in walls or floors and mildew or excessive moisture under your carpet. If you are seeing any of these in your home, you should always second check to make sure it is a slab leak. To double check, you should go through a list of common symptoms.
First, check to make sure there is no visible leaking. Once you have determined that nothing is leaking visibly, take a look at the water meter. Check the leak indicator on the face of the meter. If it is moving, even slightly, then you have a leak somewhere in your home. Next, you should turn the shut-off valve to close it. If the leak indicator doesn’t stop moving at that point, then the leak is definitely underground. If the leak indicator is ever moving, that means there is a good deal of water leaking.
So, if you don’t see any visible leaking around your house, then you can conclude that you have a slab leak. In the case that you have a slab leak in your home, your best bet is to call a leak detection company. They will not only help you find it, but will help you get it repaired. Before calling a company, make sure you’re aware of how much water is leaking, how you know it’s from the slab and how many sinks, toilets and showers are in your home. Good luck and fight that slab!
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