Are you familiar with what a slab leak is? If the answer to this question is "No," it may be time to seek out a professional evaluation, because leaking plumbing pipes in your slab can lead to a extremely expensive repair bill if they are not noticed and repaired quickly. The entire integrity of your home relies on having a stable slab. If you're in the area, we highly recommend looking into a slab detection in Charlotte to see if you might need to repair a slab leak. If a slab leak continues without repairs it will grow and your home could actually become unlevel and need huge repairs on it.
Old methods of slab leak detection in Charlotte involved removing flooring to find the leak, removing the slab around the leak, making the plumbing repair and then repouring the slab and replacing the damp flooring. In the recent years, new methods of slab leak detection in Charlotte have become available to find the area of the leak quickly and repair it while using much less invasive procedures, which save time and money for the homeowner.
Slab Leak Repairs
The plumbing pipes that run under your home or are embedded in the concrete foundation or slab underneath your home can leak. If the leak is not repaired quickly, your slab or foundation may develop a crack that can run the length of your slab over time. This doesn’t support the structure and can allow your home to start sinking in return because of the crack. Water will rise from below your home upward through the crack to cause rotting of flooring, sheetrock, walls and insulation. Repairs at this level are extremely expensive. If you are vigilant and hire Ben Franklin to conduct slab leak detection in Charlotte early, it may only require a pipe coating or a spot repair, although severe leaks can require plumbing pipe replacements to correct the problem.
If you notice any of these telltale signs of a slab leak, call immediately for service:
- The sound of water running when no faucets are turned on
- A sudden increase in your water bill for no reason
- The appearance of mildew or mold on your floors
- You notice a crack in a wall or floor in your home
Call us at (704) 461-1700 to schedule an appointment for slab leak detection in Charlotte today.