Many home’s today have a concrete slab foundation, rather than a crawlspace or basement foundation. A slab home sits on top of the concrete slab, and while it provides a stable foundation for clay soil, it creates an ominous problem when a slab leak occurs. Slab leaks can cause serious damage to your home and its foundation and property. In addition, they are often difficult to diagnose and repair. However, you shouldn’t wait to call for slab leak repair. The longer you wait, it becomes more likely serious damage will occur. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing utilizes the latest technology available for the diagnosis and repair of slab leaks. Not all plumbers are equipped with the latest in plumbing innovations, and that’s why we equip our plumbers with the tools they require for a fast and efficient diagnosis and slab leak repair. Whether you need sewer line repair or water line repair in Fort Worth, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for the professional repair of your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth.
Types of Slab Leaks
Slab leaks may occur in the water supply and are common in homes built in the last two decades. They’re often easier to detect because you’ll notice the signs long before you will notice a leak on the drainage side of your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth. Signs such as an unusually high water bill or the sound of running water are potential clues of a slab leak in the water supply. Early detection and repair are beneficial because once water accumulates under the slab damage is more likely to occur.
Leaks that occur in the homes drainage under the slab are more commonly seen in older homes. They aren’t as easy to detect as water leaks, and may leak for years without any signs. Over time, these leaks can cause cracking and settling of the foundation, and as that occurs mold and mildew can develop. Theses odors and potentially a sewer odor can at that point, be detectable in the home. Contact our dedicated plumbers for repair of your plumbing in Fort Worth.
Signs of a Slab Leak
While slab leaks can be ongoing for some time before signs are noted, especially with it is a sewer pipe leak, there are potential signs to be aware of. Common signs of a slab leak include:
- The unexplained sound of running water
- Higher than normal water bills
- Wet carpet or flooring
- Warm spots on the floor may indicate a hot water leak
- Low water pressure
- Cracked flooring, tile or discolored flooring
- Cracks in the wall
- Mold and mildew
- Damp drywall or shoe molding on the lower edges
- Standing water
- Uneven flooring
- Water draining or standing from under the slab outdoors
While many plumbers provide the traditional repair of excavating through the slab, Ben Franklin plumbers in Fort Worth are equipped to locate and repair your leak, often without any damage to your flooring at all. That’s because we invest in the latest technology, providing you with an alternative for repair of your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth.
Our plumbers offer the expertise you require for professional slab leak repair. You can rely on Benjamin Franklin slab leak specialists. To learn more about slab leak detection and slab leak repair of your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing today. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.