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4 Signs of a Slab Leak

Slab leaks are very serious, and if you think you have one, you need to address the problem right away. Many people wonder how you even know you have a slab leak to begin with. You can keep reading to learn more about some common signs that you might have a slab leak.

If you notice any of them, you need to give our team a call to schedule an appointment for slab leak detection in Mandeville so that our team can identify the source of the problem and get it fixed. Otherwise, a slab leak can do serious damage to the structure of your home, not to mention costing you a lot of money on your monthly water bill.

Increased Water Usage

There are a couple of different ways that you can monitor increases in water usage. The first is by checking your monthly water bill. Although usage will vary from month to month, you should have a fairly average usage amount. 

If your water bill begins to go up and up every single month without an explanation or you notice a single jump in the water usage, you might have a slab leak. Don’t ignore the potential of a slab leak if you suspect one. It’s important to get your house checked out soon to avoid too much damage.

If you suspect a slab leak before you get your next water bill, you can look at the water meter outside. When the dial is spinning and there is no water being used inside of your home, that’s a good indication that you have an active leak.

Sound of Running Water

You can also pay attention for sounds of running water when none of your water appliances are operating. For example, you may hear unexplained running water even though no one is showering, and no sinks, dishwashers, or clothes washers are turned on.

Standing Water in Your Yard

It’s also a red flag if you notice standing water in your yard without an explanation. Sometimes after a heavy rain, it might take a couple of days for water in your yard to drain completely. Other times, you may water your yard and have standing puddles in a few areas. But if you have not watered your yard and it hasn’t rained, standing water is a major red flag.

It’s possible that you have a slab leak, although if you have a septic tank, you also need to consider the possibility that overfilling is the cause of standing water and your yard. You’ll have to schedule a professional service appointment to get down to the root cause and figure out whether it is a septic tank issue, slab leak, or something else entirely.

Low Water Pressure

Experiencing low water pressure somewhere in your house can indicate that there is a slab leak. The leak may be in a portion of the line where water leads into your home. As a result, when you turn on the shower or another faucet, there is less water available to come into your home and therefore lower water pressure.

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