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Leaks in your home’s plumbing system should never be ignored and you should be on the lookout for them at all times. Finding a leak as early as possible can help prevent serious damage to your home, including the development of mold. Plumbing leaks can spring up out of nowhere and cause extensive damage to walls, foundations, and flooring. From burst pipes, to leaky faucets, to hidden slab leaks, there are no shortage of ways a home can become victim to plumbing leaks.

If you notice unusual wet spots on flooring or carpets,  low water pressure, or sudden spikes in your homes water bill, you may have a plumbing leak! Call the team at 24/7 Plumbing & Drain today. We peform fast & affordable plumbing leak detection in Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Takoma Park, and the entire Montgomery County in Maryland!

To schedule a leak detection, or for any other questions,
please give our Bethesda leak locating plumbers a call at (443) 261-5205.


The most obvious of plumbing leaks can be found easily. Obvious leaks are the worst ones because they are likely at their final stage, which means there is water all over the floor, a burst pipe, or a toilet that will not flush. Not every leak is easy to discover, especially if it is behind a wall or under the flooring. A sure sign of a leak is finding water stains on the wall, behind a toilet, or under your counters.

It is entirely possible that a leak can develop somewhere in your home that makes it nearly impossible to find until your health has been compromised. This means that the water has been leaking so long that mold has developed in the home. Mold is not good to live with and can cause serious health problems, especially for young children, the elderly, and those who already have breathing issues. If you are looking for a leak in your home you need to be on the lookout for the following:

  • Musty smell in the basement
  • Mold or mildew in rooms that are not the bathroom
  • Your monthly water bill has increased without explanation
  • Water can be heard running when no appliances are in use and no spigots are on
  • New cracks have been found in the home’s foundation
  • The toilet has puddles around the base
  • Water stains (likely brown in color) are on the ceiling, floor or walls

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A slab leak is more common than you might think in the Bethesda, MD area. Many homeowners wind up having to deal with this type of leak at one point or another during their life. First and foremost, what is a slab? Basically, a slab is concrete that is found in a basement or in a garage. The concrete slab in a garage is most often left uncovered. The slab in a basement is usually covered with carpet or other flooring when the basement is finished.

A slab leak occurs when the water leaks up through the ground and pools on the top of the slab. Water seeps through cracks and holes in the concrete. A slab leak often happens because it was installed incorrectly or because the ground shifts over time, causing the slab to crack.

If you ever discover a puddle of water on your concrete slab, especially if it is inside your home, you need to have an experienced plumber inspect the issue. The team at 24/7 Plumbing & Drain LLC can send someone at a moment’s notice to find the cause of your slab leak.


A slab leak is often caused by the clay that is underneath the slab. Clay is found in many areas of Maryland. The clay underneath the slab, if there’s too much of it, can cause the concrete to shift and develop cracks. Cracks will permit water to seep up through them and puddle on top of the slab. Other common causes include a natural stream that runs underneath the concrete, pipes running under the concrete, an earthquake or even pipes that were improperly installed in the slab.


There could be serious issues affecting your home if there is a slab leak present. The most severe of slab leaks could mean that you need to replace the concrete in its entirety, which is a job best performed by a licensed plumber. If you have found the leak early, it’s quite possible you can repair it before it is too late. Be sure you don’t dig up any of the concrete before a licensed plumber comes out to inspect the issue and pinpoint exactly where the leak is coming from so you don’t do any further damage. The following signs can help you find the source of a slab leak in Bethesda, MD:

  • Water puddles on concrete
  • Concrete damp spots
  • Water can be heard when nothing is in use
  • Mold is present under the flooring
  • Pressure of water is too low in the home
  • Water bill has inexplicably increased
  • High readings on the water meter
  • Floor has areas of heat because of a hot water line under it
  • The slab has visible cracks
  • Soft ground around the foundation of the home

If you are in need of a leak detection in Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Takoma Park, or any city in Montgomery County Maryland, contact our professional plumbers at (443) 261-5205.