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Slab Leak Repair

Slab Leak Detection and Repair in Rockwall, Serving the Dallas Metro

A slab leak can go undetected for months or even years before you begin to see signs that a leak is damaging your property. Bacon knows how difficult finding and repairing a slab leak can be for homeowners. That’s why our technicians are extensively trained to detect leaks during our slab leak detection service. Once a leak is detected, a solution can be implemented to fix the leak so that your property is protected while the damage to your home is minimized.

What are Slab Leaks?

Over time, weather and foundation shifts can cause dramatic, yet unassuming changes to your home. The term “slab leak” is used to explain any non-visible leak in the pipes or drains installed throughout the concrete foundation of your home. These slab leaks can happen on any drain line that has either cold or hot water. Because slab leaks are not immediately visible, they often go undetected for long periods of time, which can lead to devastating consequences such as the collapse of the foundation, the growth of mold, and more.

Slab Leaks Causes

  • Installation Issues
    One way that slab leaks can occur in your home is if your pipes in your foundation weren’t installed properly or were damaged before or during installation. This makes it harder for your foundation’s pipes to function properly over time.
  • Shifting Ground or Foundation
    When your house shifts on its foundation from environmental impact or general aging of the home, this puts pressure on your foundation’s pipes. Too much pressure can cause your pipes to burst.
  • Wear From Age
    The older the pipes, the more prone they are to leaks.
  • Abrasion
    As water flows through your pipes, the pipes naturally expand and contract. The piping material can wear down over time if there is not enough room for the pipes to expand.
  • Corrosion
    The underground environment can also cause pipes to wear down over time, especially if the pipes are made of copper.

Signs of a Slab Leak

Have you noticed odd signs in your plumbing but are unsure what the cause is? You may have a slab leak.

Look for these common signs:

  • A Sudden And Unexplained Spike In Your Monthly Water Bill
  • Mildew Or Moisture Buildup Under Floors Or Carpeting
  • Running Water Sounds Even When The Taps Aren’t Turned On
  • Puddles Of Standing Water Around Your Home
  • Unusually Low Water Pressure
  • Sudden Cracks In Your Walls Or Baseboards
  • Moldy Or Mildew Smells

If you notice any of the above signs, contact Bacon Plumbing for fast, friendly solutions from our expert technicians. If we detect a slab leak, we’ll be able to stop the leak and provide solutions for rerouting your pipe. From maintenance services that can prevent future plumbing issues to expert detection and repairs, our Dallas-Fort Worth plumbers are ready to help.

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