When a leak occurs, home’s built on a concrete slab foundation pose a unique challenge for accessing the utilities located underneath the slab. It isn’t uncommon for the first sign of a leak to be a higher than normal water bill. When a water or sewer leak occurs in the pipes under the slab, it is called a slab leak. A slab leak may not manifest signs for some times, and a sewer pipe leak can go on for years before it is detected. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for a suspected slab leak, and water line repair in Fort Worth. In the following, we help you to confirm or rule out a water leak.
The Signs of a Water Leak
Recognizing the early signs of a slab leak can reduce the damage occurring in your home when water line repair in Fort Worth is promptly provided. Check for the following signs of a leak if your water bill is up without a known cause. In addition, you can contact our plumbers in Fort Worth for leak detection services, and water line repair in Fort Worth.
- The sound of running water
- Low water pressure
- A cracked slab
- Damage to flooring
- Damp and/or discolored dry wall
- A warm place on the floor may indicate a hot water leak, and energy bills are likely to be elevated
- Mold and mildew
- A musty odor
- Water pooling on the floor
- Water draining from beneath the foundation
- Cracked tile
The Water Meter Test
The water meter can assist you in verifying moderate to serious water leaks. When you open the meter cover, if the dial is spinning, a leak is definately present. Otherwise, turn off all automatic water users, such as the sprinkler system and the ice maker and ensure no water is used for the duration of the test. Write down the meter reading, and recheck it in one hour. If the numbers have changed a leak is present. Contact Benjamin Franklin to provide water line repair in Fort Worth.
Slab Leak Detection
Benjamin Franklin plumbers in Fort Worth can provide professional leak detection using the latest technology. Once a leak is verified and precisely located with our advanced equipment, a Benjamin Franklin licensed plumber will provide professional water line repair in Fort Worth.
Slab leak repair requires a plumber with expertise. Ensure you schedule service with an experienced, licensed plumber for the best repair possible. In addition, our plumbers can repair a slab leak, typically with little or no disruption of flooring.
You can rely on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to provide prompt, reliable plumbing services. When you suspect a slab leak is present, don’t delay calling for plumbing repair, as serious damage can result to your home and its foundation. Contact us for water line repair in Fort Worth or other plumbing services. Our plumbers serve Fort Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.