Wylie Electronic Leak Detection
Stop the Leaks, Call Blue Star Plumbing LLC!
Plumbing leaks can be disastrous. In a matter of minutes, a serious leak can spill thousands of gallons of water into your property, damaging everything from your walls to your flooring to the very foundation that your home or business stands upon. However, not all leaks are immediately obvious or apparent. In fact, not all leaks are so large they are impossible to miss. The majority of leaks are so small you may not even realize they exist for quite some time. This is typically the case for slab leaks—some of the smallest and hardest to find, and yet most frustrating and difficult leaks to deal with.
At Blue Star Plumbing LLC, we know how critical it is to take care of slab leaks as soon as possible. We have seen what these leaks can do, and we know what it takes to find and fix them quickly. When you demand accuracy, confidence, and total peace of mind, our team delivers with electronic leak detection services that are backed by years of training and some of the finest technology available on the market. We offer a world-class customer service experience thanks to one of the finest teams of professionals ever assembled in North Texas, plus the latest and greatest in electronic leak detection tools on the market.
Give Blue Star Plumbing LLC a call at (214) 800-4575 today if you suspect you have a slab leak and let us find and fix it for you!
What Are Slab Leaks?
Slab leaks are leaks in the water lines that are embedded in the concrete slab that makes up your property’s foundation. Running water lines through your concrete slab is a safe, easy, and cost-effective way of running water to where it needs to go in your home and protecting the lines from damage due to exposure to the elements. By simply installing lines where they will need to be before pouring your foundation slab, plumbers and builders can save a ton of time, frustration, and headache when it comes to running the majority of your water lines throughout your home.
However, foundation water lines can become damaged due to foundation settling and shifting, concrete slab damage, or even just wear and tear over time. Here in North Texas, where our clay-heavy soil is prone to shifting, buckling, and inflating during heavy rains, foundation damage is not at all uncommon, and that means slab line damage is a near-constant threat as well. A small leak may not seem like much (and you may not even notice it exists), but when left unrepaired a slab leak can damage your foundation, shift the soil your home is built on, and eventually cause monumental damage to your property.
What are some signs you have a slab leak?
- Your floor feels warm in places where it shouldn’t or where it doesn’t make sense
- Your floor is wet in places where it shouldn’t be
- Your floor is warped, bowed, buckled, damaged, or discolored in a certain spot
- You smell mold or mildew in some area of your home
- Your foundation has begun to settle or slip
How Electronic Leak Detection Works
Electronic leak detection is a simple process that utilizes advanced and complex machinery. When you have a leak in one of your plumbing lines, dripping water produces an incredibly subtle sound that is well below the hearing threshold of the human ear. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be picked up by incredibly sensitive microphones. An electronic leak detection system uses one of these sensitive microphones to locate leaks in areas that can’t be easily observed or seen. Nobody wants to take a jackhammer to their foundation unless they are certain that they know where the problem is and how to fix it, and leak detection will remove that guesswork and give you total confidence that the issue can be fixed the right way.
Slab leaks are far more common in hot water lines than they are in cold water lines, so we typically start with the water lines coming from your water heater. These are typically run through the slab in your garage where they then turn and head throughout your home. We also use our detection equipment to check the lines running through your home, particularly in any of the areas where you find other signs of a potential leak. We also check your cold lines, including your irrigation lines.
Have a leak in your plumbing? Get help from Blue Star Plumbing LLC! Contact us and get started today.