For those of us in the Dallas area, we’ve had no shortage of rain this year. And usually, it isn’t just a little rain, it is a significant amount at one time. Plumbing leaks can be caused by rain. Now, these leaks aren’t typically related directly to rain, but rain can cause other problems with a home that may cause a plumbing leak.
Foundation Plumbing Leaks
Foundation movement can cause plumbing leaks and rain can certainly contribute to foundation problems. Pipe is put under the foundation and inside walls. As rain falls, if a home doesn’t have good drainage, the rain can stand near a home or collect in a particular area, causing a heave in the foundation or the slab. When water collects, the soil under the foundation will swell and cause the slab to move upward. If a slab moves enough, pipe can be bent or broken and create a slab leak.
Signs of Plumbing Leaks
Some signs of plumbing leaks are physical and you may see them around your home. Others you can look for in different areas, like your water bill. If you have a leak, specifically one under the house, you may notice water coming up through the floor. It could be a very minimal amount, but it probably means you have a slab leak. You may also notice standing water around your home after periods of no rain. This is a good sign that you have a plumbing leak somewhere in your home. If you have an irrigation system, it could also mean a leak exists in there. For that issue, we recommend you call an irrigation repair company to help solve and fix your issue.
Although many signs are physical you can also look at your water bill. If you notice a large jump in water usage, or if you are using significantly more water than last year at the same time, you may want to look for signs of a plumbing leak around your home.
With all the rain we’ve had in the Dallas area it would be wise to check your home for plumbing leaks and foundation movement. If you have a slab leak, call us today. We have the best equipment and technology to fix your leak quickly and properly.