#1 – Suddenly Steep Water Bill
If you are aghast at your latest water bill, a leak is a likely culprit. This is often the first sign, before anything else has a chance to develop. But first, check if there could be another cause:
- Leaky faucets & fixtures
- Unmaintained irrigation system
- Constantly running toilets
- New appliances
- New members in your household
If none of those seem likely, you may be dealing with a slab leak.
#2 – Warped Floors or Baseboards
It should be a red flag if you notice floors that were previously straight are now curved, especially if accompanied by moisture or dark spots. If the area floods enough, you will also see puddles. Residential floors were not made to endure constant exposure to water, and they will soon bloat and warp.
Sometimes, bowed or warped floors can be caused by other things such as poor construction or age, but if you notice telltale moisture, you are probably dealing with a leak.