The plumbing in home’s built on a concrete slab foundation lies underneath the foundation. When a water or sewer leak occurs in these pipes, it is called a slab leak. It is possible the only sign of a water leak beneath the slab may be an elevated water bill without a known cause. Eventually, a leak of either type will manifest with damage to the home, and/or its foundation. In the following, we will discuss a water leak, and water line repair in Fort Worth. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for a suspected slab leak, or other plumbing services.
The signs of a slab leak can increase over time as damage becomes visible and expands. Recognizing the early signs of a water leak will reduce the amount of damage, when water line repair in Fort Worth is promptly provided. If you feel uncertain whether or not a leak is present, the following signs may assist in verifying a leak. In addition, our plumbers in Fort Worth can provide professional leak detection for locating potential leaks, and water line repair in Fort Worth.
Signs of a slab leak include:
- The unexplained sound of running water
- An unexpectedly high water bill
- Cracks in the slab
- Signs of water damage to flooring
- Dragging doors
- Mold and mildew and/or a musty odor
- Damp dry wall with discoloration
- Unusually wet soil around the foundation, pooling water or water running from under the foundation
- A warm spot on the floor indicating a hot water leak, the energy bill will be higher than normal
- Water pooling on the floor
- Low water pressure
The Water Meter Test
The water meter can assist you in verifying moderate water leaks. When you open the cover, if the dial is spinning, a large leak is present. Otherwise, turn off all automatic water users, and ensure no water will be used during the test. Write down meter read out, and recheck in one hour. If the numbers have changed a leak is present. Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber to provide water line repair in Fort Worth.
Slab Leak Detection
The first step in a suspected slab leak is confirming whether or not a leak is present with professional leak detection utilizing the latest technology. Once verified and precisely located, a Benjamin Franklin licensed plumber will provide professional water line repair in Fort Worth.
Slab leak repair requires a plumber with experience and attention to detail. Ensure you schedule service only with an experienced, licensed plumber for the best repair possible.
You can rely on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Fort Worth to provide professional expertise in a wide range of residential and commercial plumbing services. When you suspect a slab leak don’t delay the repair. Remember, delaying slab leak repair can result in serious damage to your home and its foundation. Contact us for water line repair in Fort Worth. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. We guarantee your satisfaction.