When homeowners think of their piping systems, they may think of the ones in their walls or behind their showers, but very few think of the ones running through their foundation. In fact, these are the ones that can cause the most damage to your house. Not only can the water damage be extensive, but the sudden increase in humidity – already high because of the moisture in the East Texas air – can cause damage you may not anticipate. Slab leaks are major problems, so it’s best to find a reliable plumber in Tyler that is experienced in these issues. If you see any of the below signs, call Fountain Plumbing at (903) 566-5325 right away.
Sudden Spike in water Bills
Mold that appears with no explanation
Water pressure that is lower than normal
Wet floors, baseboards, and carpets
Foundation that is shifting
Constant Sound of Running Water
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For over 20 years, Fountain Plumbing has been serving Tyler, Jacksonville, Lindale, and surrounding areas in Smith County, providing honest, exceptional work at very reasonable rates. If you have a slab leak, you need to get it taken care of as quickly as possible; our 24/7 emergency service guarantees that we’ll be there any time, night or day. Call us at 903-566-LEAK with any and all questions you may have!
What is a Slab Leak?
“Slab leak” is a general term that is used to describe any leak that happens within the concrete foundation of your home. Because they’re unseen, they can cause significant damage if left untreated, and can possibly lead to mold and other problems.
How common are Slab Leaks?
Though slab leaks can happen anytime, they usually happen in older homes where corrosion or shifting foundations can damage your house. East Texas, and specifically areas like Tyler and LIndale, are known for having shifting soils, so you may experience it in a newer home, but it’s still unlikely. In general, anywhere there’s a pipe, there’s a possibility for a leak, which is why it’s important to monitor your home regularly to check for issues.
How to fix a slab leak?
At Fountain Plumbing, we’ll use either an under-slab repair or an overhead re-pipe system to get the job done. In earlier years, it used to be necessary to use a jackhammer to and tear open the foundation to fix the leak – while that may be necessary, technology has advanced to the point where many problems can be solved with minimal collateral damage. We encourage you to call us at 903-566-LEAK to discuss options.
How much does It cost to Repair?
Depending on how invasive the repair needs to be, a plumber could charge anywhere from a couple hundred to a few thousand, but keep in mind that the water damage may be the main cost incurred. If you have a slab leak, check with your local homeowner’s insurance to see if it’s covered.