Slab Leak | Plumber Arlington
A slab leak is the industry term for a leak that occurs under the concrete foundation of a house built on a slab. Slab leaks pose a serious problem as extensive damage can occur to your home and its foundation due to the leak. They can be difficult to locate, and in the past, excavation could be extensive, and required tearing up portions of the concrete slab, and therefore the home’s flooring. Today’s plumber in Arlington has equipment utilizing advanced technology and the tools to assist them in efficiently performing their job.
Water leaks are detected by a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington utilizing the electronic leak detector. This equipment amplifies sound, making the location of water leaks an easier and precise task. Electromagnetic pipeline locators are an additional method for locating water leaks.
One of the most innovative tools to come to the plumbing industry is the video camera, often called a plumbers snake, used for video pipe inspection of drains and sewer lines in real time.
Repair of under slab plumbing is often achieved without damage to the homes floor.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing provides each plumber in Arlington with the latest technology in order to provide an efficient job. Our plumbers dedication, experience and expertise are perhaps the most valuable asset available, and when coupled with today’s technology, they provide accurate diagnosis, superior repair and efficiency in a task timely performed.
You can rely on a Benjamin Franklin certified and licensed plumber in Arlington for a quality repair, installation or other plumbing services, each and every time.
The presence of any of the following signs may be present with a slab leak:
- Unexplained high water bills
- Wet carpet or puddles on the floor
- A warm spot on the floor
- Uneven floors
- Discolored flooring or cracked tiles
- Low water pressure or no water at all
- Damp drywall
- Mold and mildew
- A musty or moldy odor
- Water leaking, standing or running out from under the slab close to the foundation
- The sound of running water
- Cracks in the foundation or floor
- Cracks in the walls
- Settling of the foundation
Use the Water Meter Test to Check for a Water Leak
- Choose a time when you are home alone. Shut off all appliances that may use water during the test such as the ice maker for example.
- Write down the numbers on the meter, and do not use any water for one hour.
- After one hour check the meter reading again. If the numbers have changed you have a water leak. Shut off the water and contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington for repair.
The type of repair performed will depend upon the nature of the leak, and the age and condition of the pipe. Pipes that are in good condition may qualify for spot repair. However, aging pipes or those that are in poor condition may require re-piping.
Sewer Pipe Leaks Sewer pipe leaks can go undetected for some time, leading to foundation damage, potential contamination of ground water and nearby lakes, creeks and rivers. Potential signs are sewage odor and uneven floors.
A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington ensures accurate slab leak detection and an efficient repair. Our plumbers will locate and repair your slab leak in a timely and professional manner so that your home does not experience additional damage. Our skilled plumbers can repair the majority of slab leaks without damage to your floors. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing serves Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.