What Is a Slab Leak?
A slab leak is most basically a leak that has developed in your pipes underneath your house’s foundation. This type of leak can be caused by a number of things, including corrosion, improper installation of pipes, or abrasion against the pipes. It is significant to identify these leaks early on, to minimize the chances of long-term damage. Common long-term effects include water damage, warped wood floors, mold growth, and weakened or damaged foundation.
What Causes an Underground Water Leak?
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Signs and Symptoms of a Slab Leak
If you are unsure of whether or not you have a slab leak under your foundation, don’t worry. Below is a list of the most common signs that the problem your dealing with is, in fact, a slab leak:
- Your water bill has risen
- Your floors feel wet and/or warm
- You see or smell mold
- Your water pressure is low
- There’s mildew or mold underneath the carpets
- You find standing water near your foundation
How Do You Find a Leak Under a Concrete Floor?
To find a leak under a concrete floor, you must locate the water's source. First, check for signs of water damage on walls and ceilings near the area with the suspected leak. If there is visible water damage, you can use a moisture meter to detect higher moisture levels on the concrete floor. You may also want to use an infrared camera to pinpoint the leak's location. Once you have located the source of the leak, you can then drill through the concrete and patch any cracks or holes with a waterproof sealant to repair it.
Texas Green in Richardson, TX Turns Slab Leak Detection to Perfection
Slab leak detection is about more than seeing if you have a problem with your pipes. At Texas Green Plumbing, we understand how important it is to help detect your problem, and restore your home back to its original state. With 7 knowledgeable, dedicated staff members we are more than equipped to lend a helping hand to anyone in need of plumbing services. Contact us today at (972)-442-4101 to schedule your slab leak detection appointment.
What Causes an Underground Water Leak?
An underground water leak can be caused by several factors, such as:
- Corrosion or cracks in the pipes
- Tree roots growing into pipes
- A faulty connection between pipes
- Clogged drain line
- Damaged pipe material
- Improper pipe installation
If you need slab leak detection services, contact Texas Green Plumbing today at (972) 442-4101. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Could not have had a better experience with Texas Green Plumbing. Eli and Terry came out to look at an issue we were having with a sink/faucet. Literally the nicest people and we will definitely be requesting them specifically from now on. We have never had a negative experience with this company and would recommend them to anyone.Mary B.
Amber was amazing and helpful setting me up, the Techs (Kyle & Josh) were very professional, and importantly the fees cost/labor were much more reasonable compared to others I have spoken to.
Highly recommend!Dau N.
Awesome response time. I called them one morning due to a backed up shower drain causing that occurred the day we were scheduled to leave on vacation and they were able to get someone available within hours so we didn’t have to cancel our plans.Tyler F.
This is a great company to use. They worked around my schedule as I work from home. The plumber communicated with us what he did and he was super professional. Unfortunately I did not get his name, but he was awesome. Also, a shoutout to Amber at the office. She is so kind. She called me letting me know when they were coming and answered my questions when I called in.Lynnea B.
Aaron and Michael did a fantastic job and were very professional! The team did a bang up job explaining the process and why the solution they recommended was the best choice. They were efficient and worked diligently to get the job done and minimize water being turned off to the house. Thank you!Ken H.
I had 2 sinks with drainage problems in my new home. Upstairs bathroom sink just needed the seal reset. The kitchen sink had several leaks and they gave me several options for repairs at each point. They also figured out the drainage problem as being a grease clog. I have several fans set up to help deal with the smell, but now the sink drains and there are no more leaks!Patrick T.
We have used Texas Green Plumbing in the past to fix our hot water heaters and they were fantastic. The entire process took less than 15 minutes. He saved me so much time and money!Kala E.
I went on YouTube to see if I can get an understanding of why there could be water in my outside meter box and found a video by Mr. Roger. The City said it was my responsibility so I decided to call TGP the next day. Amber and Aaron were polite and professional. The leak was fixed just in time before all the rain we received this week. The cost seemed reasonable. Thank you so much.Yvonne A.
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