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How to Know if You Have a Slab Leak

January 6, 2020 | Blog

A slab leak in your home’s foundation can be an extremely inconvenient and money-sucking occurrence. Here is everything you need to know about slab leaks and signs to look for in case you have one.

What Exactly is a Slab Leak?

A slab leak is what happens when a water pipe bursts under your home’s foundation, causing the water to leak everywhere. A slab leak typically damages your foundation, indoor flooring and yard.

How Would I Know if I Had One?

There are a few different things to look for if you’re worried you may have a slab leak:

Your Water Bill is Increasing: One of the most obvious signs that you have a slab leak is that your water bill is significantly increasing – with no actual reason behind it. If you know your water usage has not increased and your bill has spiked, you may have a slab leak.

Random Pools of Water in Your Yard: If you’re finding random puddles of water in your front or backyard when you know you aren’t leaving a sprinkler or hose on, there might be a chance you’re experiencing a slab leak. It is common for water to end up in your yard during a leak.

The Floors in Your Home Are Wet: Similarly to your yard having random pools of water, water can also build up in puddles inside of your home during a slab leak. Be sure to be aware of any random puddles that aren’t caused by spilled water or any appliances.

What Should I Do if I Have One?

A slab leak is something that should really be treated by a trained professional. Slab leaks are complicated issues and are really difficult to handle by yourself. If you notice any of these signs in or around your home, contact us at Gotelli Plumbing for fast and experienced professionals to get the job done right.

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