Slab Leak Prevention Tips
Slab leaks are common in the Dallas area. With clay soil and weather that expands and contracts due to extreme changes in temperature, the Dallas area sees plenty of slab leak issues. Slab leaks may also be called concrete leaks or foundation leaks and can cause foundation problems themselves. They occur in homes with concrete foundations and can be common in communities like Garland, Rowlett, Sachse, Plano and Wylie where there are many sub-divisions and volume builders. Then you have the shifting of foundations, which occurs in the majority of North Texas and can cause a bend or break in a pipe within the slab.
Slab leaks are usually tiny pin hole sized openings in the copper pipes. If you pay attention to your home, you may be able to avoid a major plumbing problem and catch the slab leak before it does significant damage to your home.
If you notice a large increase in your water bill, cracks in baseboards, damp carpet or flooring, a sudden increase in humidity within the home, a continuous sound of running water, wet baseboards or planters, you may have a slab leak. Contacting a plumber as soon as possible is important to prevent further water damage and lessen the risk of mold.
Keeping an eye on the above list of common signs of a slab leak will help you avoid a major disaster.
At Total Plumbing, we specialize in leak detection and leak location. We have all the necessary equipment to perform leak detection services within the slab or anywhere else. We are so good at leak detection that other plumbing companies hire us to find leaks for them.
Slab leak detection requires special equipment that not everyone has. Plus years of experience have helped our plumbers quickly and accurately identify slab leaks.
Slab leak repair can be an involved process depending on where the leak is located. Flooring may need to be removed, it is likely concrete will have to be torn up and then it all needs to be put back, looking just like new.