5005 N.E. 28th St.
Fort Worth, Texas, 76117
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Slab Leak Location & Repair
Slab Leak Location
Slab Leak Location & Repair: Do you suspect a leak under your home?
If you are worried, you might want to read this article to see if it is time to call the plumber. Unfortunately, if slab leak is the problem, you should choose a plumber wisely.
A plumber's experience is more valuable than the tools in his arsenal. You can't afford to have someone poking holes in your walls or foundation in multiple failed attempts to locate the problem.
Most homes in Fort Worth are built on a concrete foundation. With all of the supply and sewer lines of a house running through the walls and under the house, seepage through a hole in a pipe and crack in the concrete is a real danger.
Cost of Concrete Slab Leak
An undetected overflow can cost you in higher water bills.
A typical seeping pipe will lose close to 100 gallons of water in 24 hours. In the city of Fort Worth that could cost you an extra hundred dollars on your monthly bill.
An underground discharge can also cause erosion underneath your foundation.
Left undetected, a discharge under pressure can erode the soil until your foundation collapses. You may have to spend 1000s of dollars to fix your foundation.
Outside Signs of Water Slab Leak
Take a look outside your house.
Does everything on your property seem normal or are there a few things that don't seem quite right?
Even though you cannot see an underground overflow, there are many telltale indications that can clue you in to a possible problem.
If you find these signs outside your house, you may need to call for service.
- Pools of liquid outside your house that are not near a faucet
- Large increase in your monthly utility bill
- Water heater running continuously
- Meter spins even when all faucets are closed
- Fluid running out of house
- Foundation cracks
- Grass grows unevenly, greener in some spots
- Noticeable soil shifting
Inside Signs of Slab Leak
Don't forget to take a look around the inside of the house too.
You may see some obvious problems like unexplained puddles on the floor. But keep looking, some indications are a little harder to notice.
Finding these signs inside your house may indicate an uncontrolled discharge.
- Fluid running out of walls or cabinets
- Wood or tile floors have hot areas
- Sound of liquid running behind sheetrock
- Stains or drips along walls
- Buckling in wood or vinyl floors
Signs of a Sewer Slab Leak
Unfortunately, the fluid seeping under your house may not be a nice, clean supply straight from the city.
Seepage can occur from the sewer lines also. Look for different evidence to tell if you may have a sewer overflow.
Finding these signs may mean you have a sewer seepage problem.
- Bad odors from floors or walls
- Drains stopping up more easily than normal
- Dirt backing up into the bathtub
Leak Detection Tools
McCalman Plumbing services has many tools available to help with slab leak detection and repair.
High technology detection equipment enables your McCalman master plumber to locate the source of the overflow before cutting into any wall or floor.
You no longer have to fear extensive damage to your walls and floors while your technician searches for the source of your overflow problem.
Tools for Leak Detection Services
Listening Device - amplifies the sound coming from a line discharge. A microphone on the floor relays the sound to the plumber's headphones. This device can detect sound through walls, cabinets and concrete.
Camera - sends pictures from inside the pipe to an above ground monitor. Plumber feeds the camera mounted on a fiber optic cable into the suspected pipe. Allows views of suspect lines that cannot be seen through the floor.
Pipe Freezer - Cylinders of CO2 or Nitrogen. Plumber blasts area of pipe to freeze the fluid and cut off flow above the problem area. Allows correction of the problem without draining the system.
Repair of Slab Leaks
McCalman Plumbing Company has over 50 years of experience.
When the construction industry began using concrete foundations in the 1960s, McCalman plumbers were among the first to repair them.
Our plumbers are trained and certified and use state of the art equipment to service your home with a minimum of cost and inconvenience to you.
Additional McCalman Plumbing Services
Trust your expert McCalman plumber for all of your commercial and residential services.
Call us today for installation repair and maintenance service of all your plumbing needs:
- Conventional and tankless water heaters
- Garbage Disposal
- Drain unclogging
- Faucet Leaks
- Toilet Repair
- Kitchen & Bathroom Sink Leaks
- Shower pan leaks, faucet drips, and shower head replacement
- Plumbing inspections.
- Water and Gas line Leaks
We are also available for emergency plumbing needs, such as gas line repair and sewer line repair.
We offer line inspection and in some cases can fix your problem with a trenchless method.
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5005 N.E. 28th St., Fort Worth, Texas, 76117
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