Recognize the Signs of a Slab Leak

Call The Drain Dudes for slab detection & repair if you see any of these signs

A slab leak can be a costly problem with far-reaching effects. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t even realize they have a slab leak until the damage has already become considerable. By learning to recognize these 5 signs of a slab leak, you can help detect leaks earlier. This should allow you to get the necessary repairs before the leak causes significant damage to the floors, walls, and structural supports in your home or business.

Water Noise

If you can hear running water in your home or business when none of the plumbing is in use, you obviously have some kind of leak. Check all your fixtures and appliances that use water. If you still can’t find the source of the water noise, it might be coming from underneath your slab.

Hot Spots

When a hot water pipe breaks beneath your slab, it can create hot spots on the floor. These hot spots may or may not be noticeable to you during your regular activities, but if you have pets watch where they lay down. Pets often like to nap on a cozy hot spot created by a slab leak.


Cracks in your floor or walls are another possible sign of a slab leak. While there are many factors that can cause or contribute to the development of cracks, water damage is definitely one of them and it would be wise to invest in slab leak detection to locate any leaks before the cracks become any bigger.


Slab leaks rarely cause standing water on your floors, but they do sometimes create just enough extra moisture to make your carpet or flooring seem damp. The moist conditions created by a slab leak can fuel the growth of mold and mildew, so watch out for unexplained patches of these fungi.

High Water Bills

If your water bill suddenly spikes but you don’t think your water usage has changed that dramatically, you could be losing water through a slab leak. Slab leaks can range from a small drip to a gushing leak and definitely have the potential to affect your water bill.

What to Do If You Notice Signs of a Slab Leak

If you notice any of the above signs of a slab leak, you need to call an experienced plumber who can provider slab leak detection services. This is the only way to determine for certain that a slab leak is the root cause of your problem. The Drain Dudes can detect slab leaks using Leak Whisperer technology, pinpoint the leaky pipe, and replace it for you promptly.