No one likes a water leak. It can cause extensive home damage if left unchecked. However, if there is one thing you don’t want more than a water leak, it is a water leak that you cannot find. This is the case with a slab water leak. You will notice signs of a water leak, but when it is in the slab, you may not be able to find it if you only look to the wall plumbing. However, if you manifest these signs, it is time to call a plumber.
Increased Water Usage
If you look at your water bill and find a pretty large spike, that is generally a sign that something, somewhere is leaking. If you have an explanation, such as house guests or a new passion for multiple baths per day, this could explain it, but if you are doing nothing new, you may have leak in the slab.
Less Water Pressure
When a pipe is leaking, it literally steals your water. This means the pressure become compromised, and you will get less water pressure then used to. This becomes even more true when multiple water features are in use at once.
If you notice water by the edge of your wall, you may look to a wall pipe leak or even a leaking roof. However, it is distinctly possible that that the water is not trailing down, but rather coming up from the floor where there is a slab leak.
What to Do If You Have Slab Leak Signs?
If you have noticed one or more of these signs, you can definitively tell if you have a leak by shutting off the water to your home and checking your water meter. If the meter is still moving, this means the water is still running, and that is happening because of a leak. At this point, it is time to call a plumber to concretely locate the leak and repair it.