When water is pooling by the side of your foundation or there are other signs of slab leaks in Rockwall, TX, it’s important to call a plumber with specific experience. Slab leak detection is something of an art, though with today’s technology, it’s faster and much less disruptive than in the past. Identifying the source of the leak with the minimum of digging from the side or cutting through concrete can be a challenge. Without slab leak repair, though, you may experience high water bills, foundation cracks, basement flooding, even loss of hot water through pipes under the slab. Video inspection and experience will guide the choice of several different slab leak repair methods.
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Because a slab leak can go undetected for months or even years before you begin to see the damage, it’s important to be on the lookout for early warning signs.
Here are a few common indicators that you may have a slab leak:
A sudden and unexplained spike in your water bill
Mildew or moisture buildup under floors or carpeting
Running water sounds even when taps aren’t turned on
Puddles of standing water around your home
Unusually low water pressure
Sudden cracks in your walls or baseboards
An odor of mold or mildew
If your home’s pipes were laid during “roughing in” before the concrete foundation was poured, you may experience slab leaks at some point in the future. When the pipes are damaged or corroded, water leaks and gathers under your foundation, exerting pressure on it when the volume gets large enough. You may notice water pooling at the side of your foundation as it escapes or experiences other signs like cracks in the concrete floor or walls. If your hot water pipes were routed under the slab, you may experience hot water shortages, higher energy bills, and even warm spots on the basement floor.
Slab leak repair begins with locating the problem. Fortunately, it’s no longer necessary to locate the leak visually by digging in from the side or cutting through concrete to take a look. There may still be a need for access to use slab leak detection equipment, video inspection gear, and slab leak repair tools. These will be targeted to where the leak is occurring, though, and generally cutting through for exploration won’t be needed. Slab leak detection involves listening for the telltale sound of water escaping from the pipe. It can be done by experienced plumbers with both metal and plastic pipes, but it takes some talent with plastic! Video inspection gear is inserted to locate the exact leak location and also determine the nature of the leak for repairs.
Slab leak repair starts with a determination of whether the leak is a single point of damage or a sign of decaying or corroding pipes. Resolution can be performed by methods like pipe replacement or repair, relining of pipes, and rerouting of pipes into the basement space to bypass the leak.
Experienced Slab Leak Detection and Repair Services
Our experienced slab leak detection and repair experts in Rockwall at Bacon Plumbing Heating Air Electric can help you identify and resolve these challenging problems. They’re part of our family-owned and run home services company, offering plumbing and other services since 2011, including emergency care 24/7.
We carefully check our team members for background and skills, and send their photo and info ahead to you when they’re on their way. With over 24,000 reviews, a BBB A+ rating, as well as Angi and other local awards, we’re a proud local business. We provide clear information on our services and recommendations, along with upfront pricing and 100% guaranteed 5-star service.
Are you concerned about slab leaks underneath your Rockwall home? Call our experienced slab leak detection team at Bacon Plumbing Heating Air Electric today!