Whether you live in a particularly cold climate or you happen to inhabit an aging home, your pipes could be enduring wear and tear that could lead to a leak. While little under-the-sink drips are easy fixes, leaks in or near your foundation could prove significantly more dangerous. Water damage can quickly build up out of sight, costing you thousands in repairs. So, when you notice or suspect a leak near your foundation or below the ground, it’s best to call in a professional immediately.
What Is a Slab Leak?
Your foundation is arguably the most important part of your home. Without a strong foundation, or the concrete slab upon which your house sits, your home’s walls, floors and ceiling could be in serious danger of warping, cracking and eventually collapsing. Although it may seem an easy fix, any water leak below your foundation or slab could prove disastrous without proper repair. A slab leak is any leak that is present in the pipes beneath the foundation or slab. The water from these leaks can seep into your foundation and concrete, causing cracks, shifting or erosion of the base your house needs to stay standing. Because any water damage to your home’s slab or foundation could cause severe damage to other areas of your home as well, it’s vital you act immediately by calling an expert plumber.
How Do I Detect a Slab Leak?
Slab leaks can be difficult to identify because most homeowners rarely pay much attention to their foundation. However, you can still detect one by taking note of the state of your home’s interior and plumbing. Often, water damage begins to take effect indoors as the water builds up in the foundation, producing negative signs such as soggy baseboards or flooring, mold, low water pressure, unexplained warm spots on the floor, the sound of running water or higher water bills. Because slab leaks occur inside the concrete slab supporting your home, there’s no way to visually confirm if you have one without a professional’s tools and expertise. Stay alert for these signs, however, to know when you need a plumber to take a look around your home. If your plumber does find a slab leak, it’s better to get it repaired as soon as possible to prevent the leak from further compromising your foundation and damaging your home.
Protect Your Investment with North Texas Custom Plumbing
Slab leaks are an elusive plumbing problem that require an expert to correct. Protect your home in Frisco from dangerous water damage with some help from North Texas Custom Plumbing. To schedule service with one of our highly trained plumbers, contact us online or call 972-382-8324.