Slab Leak Detection Services in Collin County & Dallas County, Texas
A slab leak, whether it’s the result of a poorly done plumbing installation or the natural shifting of the ground, is a situation many Plano homeowners face.
They can cause significant damage to your property if left untreated, making early detection and immediate repairs critical to minimizing the water and structural damage.
The full-service plumbers at O’Bryan Plumbing Services have years of experience detecting and repairing fresh and hot water slab leaks in Plano, Allen, and surrounding areas.
If you aren’t sure how to check for a slab leak or need help with how to handle one, our experts are nearby to help you through the process from start to finish.
What Causes a Slab Leak?
Slab leaks develop when the pipes in your foundation become corroded. Burst pipes can also cause these leaks. Slab leaks are caused by pinhole leaks in the pipes in your foundation.
These leaks are caused by corrosion, which typically happens when your home settles on its foundation.
Signs of a Freshwater Slab Leak
The age of your Plano home is a big risk factor when it comes to slab leaks, and they’re more likely to occur if your home is 20 years old or older because these properties are more settled into their foundation.
However, they can happen to anyone. Here are some signs to watch for if you think you may have a slab leak:
- Damp or moldy carpet
- Sound of running water
- Low water pressure
- Unexplained spike in water bills
- Warped wood flooring
- Cracks in walls near the floor
- Water pooling near the house foundation
You may have a hot water slab leak if your water heater is constantly running, or if areas of the floor feel hot.
Notice any of these signs? Call 972-727-6364 to schedule professional slab leak detection in Plano, TX.
Our Freshwater Slab Leak Repair Process
If the slab leak detection process reveals there’s a freshwater or hot water leak, our experts are here to help. We understand this can be stressful, and we’ll do our best to provide the slab leak repair in the least disruptive way possible based on the location and type of slab leak.
There are three common ways to fix freshwater leaks:
- Tunnel under the home to where the leak is and spot repair on the pipe.
- Jackhammer through the slab and dig up the pipe in the house. Then spot-repair the pipe.
- The least invasive way is to remove the line that’s leaking under the slab, cap it in the wall, and replace new piping to fixtures the old pipe was servicing. We’ll replace the pipes with PEX piping because PEX is more flexible and easier to install than copper pipes.
Schedule Slab Leak Detection & Repair in Plano & Allen, TX
Since 1982, O’Bryan Plumbing Services has provided high-quality plumbing repairs in Plano, Allen, and surrounding areas. We’re dedicated to customer satisfaction with every job we take on, proven by our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Our experts can detect and repair your slab leak and have your home back to normal in no time.
Schedule an appointment online today by calling 972-727-6364.