Cracking walls and buckling floors can be signs of a slab leak. Slab leaks are one of the most damaging plumbing problems we encounter at Flow Pros Plumbing. It is the foundation of the home breaking apart due to water intrusion, and it can be a costly repair. But if you have a plumbing company you can trust by your side, you will get through it with minimal damage and affordable maintenance. Contact the Flo Pros professionals for a slab leak and detection service as soon as you see the signs.
Common Signs of a Slab Leak
As stated above, cracking walls and buckling floors can be some of the first signs a homeowner will notice. Unfortunately, slab leaks are challenging to detect because they are under the home. Here are more of the signs you should call Flow Pros out to see if you have a water intrusion.
- Higher than average water bills.
- A musty smell in the home will indicate moisture that has been accumulating for a bit of time.
- Mold or mildew under carpets and flooring or creeping up walls.
- A drop in water pressure in the faucets of the house.
- Rushing water sounds when all the water in the home is off.
- A Spinning water meter when you are not running any water.
- An increase in bug activity due to moisture outside the home.
Flow Pros will take each of these signs into consideration when locating the issue.
How Do Slab Leaks Happen?
Your home’s plumbing is an intricate system of pipes and drains. Most of them undergo installation before the house is built. Then more are added as finishes. Over time, pipes can erode or even burst. Water leaks are often begun by an intrusion, like a wall screw damaging a line or the like. Temperature shifts and structural changes can also cause damage.
No matter the reason for the slab leak, the source needed to be detected and capped off before the water can do more damage. Flow Pros can take care of the leak and repair for you.
Early Slab Leak and Detection
If you suspect a slab leak, early detection is imperative. Without early leak detection, the intrusion will do more damage to the property than necessary. No one wants a water leak to go undetected for long, from wasted water to costly flooring and drywall repairs. The expert technicians at Flow Pros will locate the water leak source and present the repair options.
Leak detection by a professional using equipment like a moisture meter and leak detectors is the best option. These leaks are slow and silent, sneaking up all of a sudden in the eyes of the homeowner. Maintaining a plumbing service plan with Flow Pros will ensure your leak detection is swift, avoiding unnecessary damage.
Flow Pros Take Slab Leak and Detection Seriously
The professionals at Flow Pros have you covered from leaks in your slab to leaky pipes and fixtures. Our skilled technicians know just what to look for and how to remedy the situation with little frustration to you.
With Flow Pros non-invasive technology and years of experience, we will minimize the damage and arrive at an agreeable solution for you and your home.
Contact the friendly staff at Flow Pros for a full inspection of your home or business. An ounce of prevention saves a whole lot of time and money!
A Wide Range of Plumbing Services
We provide plumbing services for residential homeowners in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, and Tampa Bay area. At Flow Pros, we offer the following residential plumbing services:
- Water Heater Repair & Replacement
- Toilet Repair & Replacement
- Slab Leak & Leak Detection
- Faucet Repair & Replacement
- Broken or Burst Pipe Repair
- Sink Repair & Replacement
- Shower Repair & Installation
- Water Filtration
- Sewer & Drain Cleaning Service
- Garbage Disposal Repair & Replacement
- Tankless Water Heater Repair & Replace
- Main Service Line Repair & Replace
- Plumbing Remodels, Kitchen & Bath
- Shower Pan Replacement
- And much more
Potential Signs of a Major Plumbing Problem
There are some obvious signs that you have a major plumbing problem that needs attention. Even a small leak can push gallons of water into your yard, into your walls, into your home. If your drains are running slower, your water pressure seems to have decreased, or your water bills are climbing despite your best conservation efforts, it’s time to call a plumber.
If the plumbing problems are not addressed quickly, you can end up with some expensive damage to your home, walls, flooring, paint, etc.
Here are some of the signs when you know that it is time to call a reliable plumber:
- A dripping faucet
- A slow or clogged drain
- Low water pressure
- A running or leaking toilet
- Stains and Smells
- Spiking water bills
- Tape water discolored
- Water pooling in tub, shower, or sink
The experts at Flow Pros will perform an inspection of pipes, drains, and fixtures to help you make an informed decision about repairing, replacing, and caring for the pipe structure in your home
If you notice any of these signs of plumbing trouble, give us a call immediately at 727-265-9639.
24/7 Emergency Services
When a plumbing emergency happens, the first thing to do is to stop the flow of water. Do this right away. Turning off the main water shutoff valve or the shutoff valve for the problem faucet or appliance. You and everyone who resides in your home should know where the shutoff valves are. If not, take a little time to educate everyone. A few minutes of education could save you some costly water damage later. Shutoff valves can usually be found underneath sinks and toilets and behind clothes washers, water heaters, and other appliances.
What makes it an emergency service?
- No water coming to your house
- Water flowing out of the toilet
- Uncontrollable water leaking
- Broken pipes
- Sewer backing up