Slab Leaks Can Cost You Hundreds and Thousands of Dollars If Not Caught in Time

Most homeowners discover slab leaks when it is too late. A small slab leak turns into a big slab leak, causing you a lot of money in repairs. By then, you are not just repairing the slab leak, but also the damage it has caused to your house.

We encourage all homeowners to be a more proactive when it comes to detecting slab leaks because catching them sooner can put an end to them and not give them an opportunity to get bigger and worse.

What Symptoms of a Slab Leak Should You Look For?

First, always be on the hunt for a slab leak because they always creep up when you least expect it. For that, knowing the symptoms of slab leak are key. Keep the following signs of a slab leak in mind, so you can catch it in time:

  • When water gets under your pipes and travels through the foundation of your home, it forms warm spots near the leaky pipe.
  • When your pipes become damaged, resulting in water running constantly through your home even if you are not using any water, your water bill drastically increases.
  • When you begin to find mold and mildew growth in your home in rooms with carpets.
  • When you hear water running in your home from underneath your slab even when you are not using any water.
  • When you find faint cracks on the walls and floors of your house.

Discovering one or more of these signs is a clear indication that you probably have a slab leak. We want you to take full advantage of our emergency slab leak detection and repair service in the Joshua, TX area, and call us as soon as you spot any of these signs of a slab leak.

Do not wait because you do not know how severe the problem has gotten and even waiting for one day can worsen the problem.

How Do We Resolve Slab Leaks?

We use our three-step process to resolve slab leaks. Our three-step involves detecting, locating, and repairing the slab leak. Here is a look at how we detect, find, and fix slab leaks:

Step 1: Slab Leak Detection

We will add water pressure gauge to your plumbing system to test your water pressure. We will check each room with faucets and fixtures to ensure they are not running. We will close the angle stop or replace all leaky faucets in your home. We will also turn off your water system’s main valve. Finally, we will locate the actual piping causing the problem. Doing so will help us locate the source of the water leak.

Step 2: Locating the Leaky Pipe

We will connect the transmitter to the location of the leaky pipe and trace the area we suspect the leak is coming from. We will use the pipe locator to pick up the signal the pipe is sending out and then mark the area with a marker tape. This method will help us uncover the piping underneath the area where we think we find the source of the leak.

Step 3: Isolating the Location of the Leak

We will use the electronic leak detection technology, connecting it to a microphone, to get reading levels. We will move the device back and forth along the area we have marked. This will give us reading levels with high reading levels indicating the exact location of the leak.

In the event we are unable to find the leak’s exact location, we will add CO2 gas and move it through your plumbing system to get an accurate reading. The CO2 gas increases the sound level by ten times. Once we have found the leak’s exact location, we will tell you about the different options to repair it and which one we recommend you go with.

3 Slab Leak Repair Options

Here are three ways to repair a slab leak:

  • Spot Repair – We will open the slab at the exact location of the leak to fix the leaking pipe underneath it.
  • Reroute or Re-pipe – We will remove and replace the old pipe with a new pipe. This option is best suited for homes with older plumbing systems with several leaky pipes.
  • Epoxy Pipe Coating – We will apply epoxy coating on the inside of the pipe. This option is best suited for homes with a plumbing system with several small leaks.

Do you think you have a slab leak? Call for slab leak detection in the Joshua, TX area at 817-405-0434. We offer free estimates to our customers, so get yours now.