Slab Leak Detection and Slab Leak Repair can be a very complicated process. At Total Plumbing we have a years of experience detecting slab leaks and slab leak repair.

Our team of Master Plumbers provides an accurate analysis of your slab leak and provides cost effective repair solutions. Our extensive background in slab leak detection and slab leak repair allows us to offer quality repairs at an affordable price.

If you notice a water leak coming from the slab of your home that is located on the interior or exterior of the home, call us today for a free estimate and evaluation of your slab leak. Slab Leaks are fairly common in homes that have foundation problems. You can view some signs of foundation problems and request a free estimate from a foundation repair company.

Even if you have a foundation repaired, you will likely still need your slab leak repaired as well.

With most homes and buildings in the Dallas area running plumbing lines through the concrete slab, there is a frequent need to slab leak detection and slab leak repair.

Most of the slab leaks we find are pinhole leaks that are caused by etching, algae and lead deposits. Copper lines are often run for plumbing.

If you think you have a slab leak or if you are in need of slab leak repair, call us today for a free estimate. We do not have any drive-time charges, so you only pay for the work that is performed. With over 40 years of plumbing experience, we have the knowledge and skill to repair your slab leak. Call us today at 972-681-4434!

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Signs of a Slab Leak

Slab leaks are one of the most difficult plumbing issues to repair. A slab leak will often require removing some of the slab to find the pipe break or leak. Once the leak is located we can repair the pipe and resolve the slab leak.

Some obvious signs of a slab issue are moist carpet, or wet spots on the floor. Other signs could be a loss in water pressure or an increase in your water bill.

Slab leaks can occur in your potable water pipes or in your sanitary sewer pipes. There are several causes of slab leaks in homes, we’ll go over a few of the most common. One is a shift in the foundation. The heat we experience in the Dallas area can be severe over the summer months. Keeping your foundation properly watered can help avoid a shift in your foundation. When a foundation shifts, it can pull the pipes apart and cause a break or leak. Another common cause is a chemical reaction between copper pipes and water or soil. Copper pipes often develop pinhole leaks and those can come from outside interaction with water or the water that runs through the pipes. A third way a slab leak could occur in a home is high water pressure. If your water pressure is too high it will cause corrosion in your copper pipes and will lead to a pipe to loose water. Another common cause of a slab leak is poor craftsmanship or workmanship. It could be an inexperienced plumber or a plumber that was just rushing through the work. The quality of the materials the plumber uses will also be important.

Slab Leak Location and Repair

Total Plumbing specializes in slab leak location and repair. Slab leaks in homes can be caused by several different factors. Hard water, shifting in the foundation and water pressure to name a few.

Most homes have a concrete slab foundation and have soft copper pipe installed under the concrete slab. Soft copper is used because hard copper pipe is not permitted to be installed below the slab. After years of use some slab leaks occur because of hard water or clogged pipes that cause rust and eventually leaks. Whatever the case, Total Plumbing can help fix your slab leak.

The most common solution for a slab leak involves the use of a jackhammer. The furniture, carpet and other household items are removed. We take extra care to cover and prevent dust and dirt from spreading outside the work area. Once we pull everything back and get to the slab where we located the leak, we use a jackhammer to provide a hole. We then pinpoint the leak and make the necessary modifications to the pipe in the slab.

We put everything back as it was when we arrived and test to make sure the slab repair is working and that there aren’t any other leaks in the slab.

Leaks in your slab can come a different times of the year. The summer months can be dry and hot, which will cause the ground to crack and your foundation to move, resulting in a pipe burst or leak. A cold winter can cause a similar issue if we have several days of below freezing temperatures. Water can freeze in existing cracks of the foundation or slab and expand once frozen, also causing a pipe break or leak.

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