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Know the 5 Signs of a Slab Leak

Water leaks are always a problem, but having a slab leak is really a big deal. You want to pay attention to the signs of a slab leak and get them addressed sooner rather than later before the leak has an opportunity to do even more damage to your home. 

If you think you have a slab leak in York, PA, give our team a call. We can help troubleshoot the problem and fix your slab leak if you do have one. In the meantime, you can keep reading for more about the signs that can indicate you have a slab leak in your home. 

Warm Spot

Sometimes before you feel the water from a slab leak, you feel a warm spot somewhere on your floor. When you walk over a particular area of your floor barefoot, it may feel unusually warm, whether it is summer or winter. It’s easy to think that a warm spot is no big deal, but it can be one of the early signs of a slab leak.

Foundation Cracks

It’s also possible that you notice cracks in your foundation before any signs of a slab leak. You may see a crack outside on your porch or patio, or in your garage. If you have hardwood floors you may see movement or bubbling that indicates a significant foundation crack. Even with carpet, it’s possible to feel a crack, although with carpet padding it can be more difficult. Catching a crack early and getting it inspected can prevent a slab leak, or at least make you aware of the potential for one. 

Unexplained Water

You may also notice unexplained water somewhere in your home. Sure, you may know that your floor is wet when something spills or there is a leaky pipe that you have identified. But if there are no obvious problems and you notice water, you may have a slab leak. You may be tempted to clean up the water and wait to see what happens, but this will only lead to more damage. 

It is always better to give our team a call and get the problem checked out. The best case scenario is that you don’t have a slab leak in our team is able to fix whatever problem does exist. But if you do have a slab leak, it’s easier to fix when you identify it earlier.


Slab leaks can also cause backups in your plumbing line. If you notice backups anywhere in your home, whether in a single drain or widespread among all your plumbing fixtures, you may have a slab leak. Clogs that affect multiple areas of your home are a strong indication of a slab leak. But it’s also possible for a single clog to indicate a slab leak, too. The bottom line is, we won’t know until we take a closer look. 

Musty Odors

Even if you don’t see or feel a water leak, sometimes you can smell one. A slab leak may be out of sight and difficult to find without expert help. But if you begin to smell an unexplained musty odor, mold and mildew may be to blame. If you can narrow down the source, you may be able to get a closer look yourself. If not, give our team a call and let us complete an inspection. Mold and mildew can be dangerous for the structure of your home as well as your family’s health. 

Contact Regal Plumbing, Heating and A/C to schedule an appointment for slab leak detection. Committed to Service, Committed to You, Since 1974.

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