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The Dangers of a Slab Leak

If you have noticed that a certain area of the lowest level of your home is always damp or that your water bill is higher than you expect, with the meter numbers inching upward even at times when no one is home, it is possible that your home could have a slab leak. A slab leak results from a leaking pipe underneath the foundation of your home. The moisture then permeates through the concrete and into your living spaces. This type of leak has the potential to cause serious damage to the structure of your home, especially if the leak goes undetected for an extended period of time. As your leak detection service in Dallas, our team of professional plumbers at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas explains the dangers of slab leaks and how we repair this hazardous problem.

Dangers of Slab Leaks

In homes without a basement or foundation, a pipe leak underneath the concrete slab makes itself known by allowing moisture to come up through the slab and into the home’s interior. As the moisture comes through, it can ruin sub-flooring, drywall, carpeting, and any furnishings situated on the floor. Toxic mold may begin to grow, causing health problems such as allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. The moisture could cause dangers if it comes into contact with electricity, including the potential for electrocution or fires.

Slab Leak Detection and Repair

Our professional plumbers have the necessary equipment on hand to quickly identify and repair all types of slab leaks. Whether your slab is 4 inches thick or thicker, we can quickly drill through the concrete to locate the leak and repair the pipe. After we repair the pipe, we will pour new concrete which will then take several days to cure. After the concrete has cured, the interior of your home can be repaired.

At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, we offer slab leak detection and all types of plumbing repairs to protect and restore your home. We have built a solid reputation throughout Dallas and the surrounding areas for providing punctual, reliable and affordable plumbing services. If you suspect you have a slab leak in your home, our professionals are here to help you at all hours of the day and night. Call us today at (972) 895-7775 to schedule your inspection or repair service.