Slab Leak Repair and Detection Services in Atlanta
Shifting Soil Can Cause Leaky Plumbing
Under your home, plumbing lines buried beneath slabs are vulnerable to constantly shifting earth.. If the ground moves too much, leaks in the plumbing lines can easily develop. A slow leak beneath a home can cause the soil to shift more, which can make the leak worse. The potential for increasing damage makes early leak detection essential. Even the smallest of leaks can yield devastating results. A leak the size of a pinhead, for example, can waste 360,000 gallons per year, enough to fill 12,000 bathtubs to overflowing.
In severe cases, the slab and flooring can erupt and flood every room on the ground floor, ruining floor coverings, furniture, water heaters and other appliances. When that happens, foundation repair is only one of several serious problems. Or a leak beneath the slab can erode the soil and cause the slab to cave in. When the slab fails, the weight of the concrete breaks the plumbing lines beneath, causing a rush of water into the home.
Slab leak detection and foundation leak repair play a vital role in keeping your home’s foundation intact. We would much rather locate a suspected leak than to do major repair work afterward. But how do you know when to call your plumbing repair company, The Clog Dawg Plumbing, Septic & Hydrojetting, Inc?
You need The Clog Dawg for leak detection if:
- Your water bill increases for no apparent reason
- You hear the sound of water running when no taps are open
- You see foundation cracks
- Grass of foundation plants grow unevenly
- There is a visible shift in the soil around your home
- You have warm spots on slab floors
- You have discolored floor coverings, such as darkened hardwood
- You smell bad odors coming from floors or walls
Preventive Plumbing: the Path to Early Leak Detection
Leak detection is a vital part of assuring your home’s plumbing system is functioning well and safely. You stand to save a lot of money on needlessly high water bills and avoid possibly having to spend tens of thousands of dollars on foundation repair and restoring a flooded home. For more information, read our blog post about slab leaks and early detection.
The Clog Dawg recommends annual plumbing tune-ups as the best way to spot little problems before they have a chance to become big problems.
Have a slab leak?
Call (404) 998-1967 now.
When you have leaking water, every second counts. At The Clog Dawg Plumbing, Septic & Hydrojetting, our response time is unmatched. From the time we get your urgent phone call, to the time we’re at your door fixing the problem, we do everything we can to minimize your property’s exposure to water damage.