Slab Leaks | Plumbers Arlington, Texas
The industry terminology of the concrete foundation beneath some homes is called a slab foundation. The pipes of these homes are installed in the foundation to carry water, and remove waste through the sewer pipe. When properly installed the pipes provide reliable, trouble free service for decades. Unfortunately, improper installation, damage by other workers, shifting of the soil or earthquakes can cause damage to the pipes, resulting in leaks and significant, costly damage to your home. When this occurs, it is necessary to call a plumber. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s plumbers in Arlington can diagnose, locate and repair your slab leaks typically with little or no invasion required.
Slab Leak Detection
Slab leaks may not immediately be apparent. Awareness of the potential signs will enable you to contact a plumber for leak detection and repair before damage is severe.
An unexplained increase in the water bill is usually the first sign homeowner’s will notice. The amount of the increase will depend on the size of the leak, and it can be significant. However, if the leak is wastewater, this will not affect the water bill.
Another common sign of a water leak is low water pressure throughout your home.
Other signs of a slab leak will eventually occur, such as cracks in the foundation, water seeping through the slab, discoloration of flooring or cracking of tile, warm spots on the floor when the leak is hot water, the development of mold and mildew, or damage to drywall and shoe molding, for example.
Sewer Leak Detection
Sewer leaks can be identified by video pipe inspection. This inspection uses a waterproof camera attached to a flexible fiber optic cable, and displays a real time image on a monitor. It provides the plumber with a clear image of problems within the pipe without the need to excavate for a diagnosis. A plumber with the proper equipment can save you significant money on diagnosis and restoration. Benjamin Franklin’s plumbers in Arlington, Texas are equipped with the latest technology for diagnosis and repair of your plumbing problems.
Testing for a Leak
Homeowner’s can check for a leak, first by listening for the sound of running water. The best place to listen is the water supply line at the location where it enters the home. However, if the leak is minute, you may not hear anything.
The second test is the water meter test, and the results will depend on the size of the leak. When no water is in use, and the dial is spinning on the water meter, a sizable leak is present. Shut off the water and contact Benjamin Franklin’s plumbers in Arlington, Texas. Otherwise, write down the current meter reading and recheck in one hour assuring no water is used during that time. If the reading has changed, you have a leak.
However, the test may not verify a slight leak during that time. Unexplained high water bills, and signs of a leak, are reason to contact our plumbers in Arlington, Texas for leak detection and repair.
It is essential to hire a plumber with experience, and the latest technology in the location and repair of leaks. A skilled plumber can often locate and repair a slab leak without damage to the flooring. Ensure you hire a qualified, licensed plumber with the necessary experience in slab leak detection, and repair. For plumbing services you can trust, contact our plumbers in Arlington, Texas.
Slab Leak Repair
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing utilizes the latest technology in leak detection for locating slab leaks. Our experienced and professional plumbers in Arlington, Texas offer expertise in leak detection and repair. We offer Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s exclusive 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our plumbers serve Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas, and is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.