Slab leaks can occur in any home built on a slab foundation and can cause expensive damage. It can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the source of the leak. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas provides expert slab leak detection services.
Freezing temperatures are not necessary for slab leaks.
The ground does not have to freeze in order for slab leaks to occur. Homes in Texas and California have some of the highest occurrences of slab leaks in the country. Copper water lines can be worn down by the soil, which may help create holes and leaks that are exacerbated by pressurized water flowing through the lines. Plano plumbers can help with slab leak detection.
Symptoms of a slab leak
There are a number of tell-tale signs that can signal a home has a slab leak. An unexplained spike in the water bill may be an indication of a slab leak. If you hear water running when everything is off, have warm patches on a floor or wet carpeting, there may be a slab leak in your home. Below average hot water pressure is another symptom of a slab leak.
If you suspect you might have a slab leak, call the experienced plumbers at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas at (972) 895-7775 for slab leak detection. During the month of October, we are helping to raise money for breast cancer research. We have pledged to donate a part of sales in October to this important cause. Customers who call us for service in October will also receive a complimentary plumbing inspection for their whole home.
Source: U-T San Diego, “Slab leaks are common in Southern California,” by Bill Howe, August 13, 2013