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The Best Time to Fix a Slab Leak

Slab leaks are one of the most dangerous water leaks you can have in your home. The area under your home should stay dry, and you can face serious problems if water from broken lines is going underneath the foundation. Moisture gradually starts to come back up through the slab, or the water erodes the ground under your foundation and actually compromises the structure of your home. Whether you are seeing physical damage or not, the best time to call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas to repair a slab leak is as soon as you realize there’s a problem.

Warning Signs of a Serious Problem

One of the most obvious signs of a water leak is a high water bill. If your water bill has suddenly increased without any clear reason, you could have problems with the slab.

Other signs of a slab leak include:

  • damp spots on the floor
  • subtle settling of your home’s foundation
  • low water pressure
  • dripping or running water sounds when all the faucets are off

Call a Dallas plumber to find the slab and repair it to avoid serious damage, high repair bills, and steadily increasing water bills.

Repairing Leaks

There is no one-size-fits-all slab leak repair option. The one that is right for you depends on the situation and where the leak is. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas, we use special leak detection equipment and training to determine where the problem lies before discussing various options. We may be able to reline pipes, replace them by digging under your home, or reroute the affected lines.

If you’re dealing with a slab leak, the best time to call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas is as soon as possible. The leak will only grow worse over time, and the structural damage to your home can be extensive. Protect your property by calling us immediately at (972) 895-7775 for 24/7 service.