A slab leak is when the copper pipes beneath your home leak. This can occur in the water or sewer lines connected to your home. If the leak goes unnoticed, it can cause your foundation to crack, shift or even collapse. It can also spur the growth of dangerous mold.
A slab leak under a home’s foundation can be a nightmare for any Dallas area homeowner. Luckily, there are signs to look for to help you discover a slab leak before it becomes critical. Slab leak repair is not a DIY project. It requires the skills and tools of a trained plumbing professional who can locate the source of the leak and break through your home’s foundation to access and repair it.
Slab Leak Detection
The biggest reason slab leaks become catastrophic to your home and foundation is because the leak underneath the slab goes undetected for weeks or months. Our master Dallas plumbers want to ensure that your slab leak problem is resolved in an expedient manner to minimize the damage to your home.
Reach out if you notice any of these signs of slab leak around your home:
- An unexplained spike in your water bill.
- Moisture or warping on basement floor or under the carpet.
- Water meter dial moving while water is off.
- Sound of running water while water is off.
- Standing water around the outside of your home.
- Low water pressure.
- Visible mold or mold smell.
Early leak detection is the best course for prevention. At Benjamin Franklin, we provide camera inspections to eliminate the guess work out of identifying your slab leak. It also allows us to pinpoint exactly where your leak is and repair is quickly.
What Causes a Slab Leak?
The most common cause of a slab leak is a shift in your home’s foundation. This can occur naturally over time or as the result of an earthquake, tornado or other phenomenon.
It may also be caused by:
- A tree root growing through the line
- Older pipes that deteriorate or crack.
- Sludge build-up that puts pressure on pipes.
- Abrasion against dirt or gravel as pipes expand and contract.
Slab Leak Repair in Dallas and Beyond
Not every plumbing company has the proper training and experience to handle slab leak repair. For slab leak detection in Dallas and beyond, trust Benjamin Franklin’s experienced technicians. We proudly service the metro area with branches in these communities:
No matter where you live, trust your home’s foundation to experts who know how to properly find and fix difficult slab leaks beneath your Dallas area home. We’re always on time and ready to do the job or we pay you $5 for every minute we’re late up to $300! And all work is 100% guaranteed. If it’s not right, we’ll make it right.