Oh no! You just went to grab a soda from the fridge and splashed through a huge puddle on the way. Why is your home turning into a swimming pool?? Might be a slab leak.
Slab leaks can wreak havoc on your home and your wallet! Not only will your house be underwater, but you'll also be paying for this privilege through increased bills. The water pipes for your home run through the slab, and as they get old and corrode, or the house settles into its foundation, pipes may spring leaks or break. The older your home is, the more likely it is you'll have a slab leak. Check out the signs in this list, so you'll be ready if it happens to you.
If you have carpeting, you probably won't detect the hot spot right away. If you have pets, you may notice them lying in a certain spot repeatedly on cool days, so check the floor there to see if its warmer than surrounding areas.
5) Low Water Pressure
With so much water flowing out of leaks or breaks in the pipes, that leaves less water to travel to your fixtures, resulting in sudden low water pressure. If you're not using water at the same time anywhere else in the house, like the washing machine or the shower, you could have a slab leak that's "stealing" your water pressure.
6) Bad or Musty Smells
If water from a slab leak bubbles up under your carpet, mold and mildew growth will soon follow. If the leak wicks up into the drywall, you could also develop mold in your walls. While these types of mold growth are usually not visible, you will definitely start to smell them! So if areas of your house suddenly smell musty, check this list for other signs of a slab leak. Mold is not good for your health or the health of your house.