Slab leaks are a plumbing emergency. If you suspect a slab leak in your home or business, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for prompt repair of your plumbing in Arlington. Slab leaks are quite common, especially in older homes. Slab leak prevention is better than repair, saving you a great deal of money. In addition, when a leak goes undetected or ignored for some time, the cost of repairs can be significant. Prevention reduces the chance of leaks and damage to your home.
The plumbing of homes built on concrete slabs is located beneath the slab. Because slab leaks may not exhibit signs for some time, the homeowner often is unaware of a leak until damage is present. With a water leak, the only sign may be an unusually elevated water bill.
Being proactive can assist in preventing slab leaks. Scheduling routine plumbing maintenance for your home or business can detect leaks early, before further damage can occur. Furthermore, a licensed plumber can provide an inspection, tests, and other procedures that can locate water leaks, and sewer pipe leaks. The recommended frequency will depend on factors such as the age of the home, its plumbing, water chemistry and other considerations.
When slab leaks occur, immediate repair is needed. However, slab leaks require special care and experience. Ensure you schedule service with a licensed plumber, qualified to provide slab leak repair.
Potential Signs of a Slab Leak
- Reduced water pressure
- Elevated water bills
- Elevated electric or gas bills when the leak is a hot water pipe
- A warm spot on flooring
- Water running out from under the slab foundation or pools of water during dry weather, the amount depends on the size of the water leak
- Cracked and/or uneven floors
- The sound of running water, even when no water is used indicates a leak. Check the water supply where water enters the home, place your ear to it or use a stethoscope
- Damaged flooring with wet carpet, discolored wood or linoleum, and cracked tile
- Wet or damp drywall, or wallpaper, peeling paint and shoe molding
- Dragging doors
- The presence of mold and/or mildew, a musty odor is likely
- Water on the floors
If you suspect a water leak underneath your foundation, provide a simple water meter test. First, locate your meter and ensure no water is used during the test. When no water is in use, the meter shouldn’t move. Write the meter reading down, and recheck in one hour. If the numbers have moved, you have a leak. However, small leaks in your plumbing in Arlington may not be revealed in this test. A Benjamin Franklin plumber has the training, experience and the latest technology available for leak detection in your home’s plumbing in Arlington.
Our experienced plumbers in Arlington, Texas specialize in slab leak detection and repair. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing licensed plumbers provide professional expertise you can rely on with a broad range of plumbing services, including those providing support for slab leak prevention of your home’s plumbing in Arlington. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.