Leaking Water Pipes under your McKinney Home?
It is important to know the warning signs of a possible leak within the pipes of your home’s foundation. If left unchecked, a slab leak will cause tens of thousands of dollars of repairs to your walls and roof, not to mention being a potential health hazard. Over time, this problem could cause serious hazards such as mildew and mold in places not easily seen to a homeowner.
A sign indicating a potential sewer line leak is a raised section of the floor or foul odors near the floor. If you feel warm spots while walking bare foot through your house, this could indicate a leak beneath the flooring. This should be addressed by a licensed plumber immediately.
While being a homeowner is exciting, ensuring you have proper coverage for your new home is important. Make sure your homeowners insurance policy covers slab leak detection as well as flooring damage caused by water. Staggs Plumbing has been working with homeowners and insurance companies for over 20 years to resolve and repair all problems.
Homeowners insurance may cover the cost to replace or repair flooring damaged by water leaks as a result of a slab leak. Most policies only cover the slab leak detection, not all cover the flooring replacement of such a disaster. Have a conversation with your insurance agent and schedule a plumbing inspection today.
There are many steps to take when disaster strikes. There will always be a cost associated with fixing these problems. The average cost of repairing a slab leak (after the leak has been exposed) is between $200 and $500. If homeowners are aware of the early warning signs, they might save themselves this expense.
2015 saw an all-time rainfall record for McKinney, the soil under your home might have become super saturated and in danger of excessive expansion. This could cause pressure on your pipes underground. Excessive pressure on pipes can cause them to burst depending on the material and age.
Iron sewer lines were popular in McKinney homes built prior to the 1970’s and are more prone to breaking due to weakness caused by corrosion. These types of pipes also rust from the inside out over time. If a plumber has been called to clear pipes and drains every half year or so, it may be time to have them inspected by a professional plumber. This inspection could save you hundreds, or thousands, of dollars in repairs if diagnosed early.
If a leak does occur, the water will flow through the concrete foundation of a house. A crack in the floor might be an indication of movement in your home’s foundation. This is a serious problem and should be addressed immediately.
Knowing early signs of any malfunctioning pipes underground outside is helpful too. In 2011 and 2014, McKinney had some of the lowest rainfall amounts on record. An above average number of pipe leaks under the foundation were reported to Staggs Plumbing due to significant drying of the soil. This causes the soil to dry out significantly around the pipes.
Even having too much water in the soil is harmful depending on your home’s construction. Copper pipes installed in the soil under your home can be prone to corrosion from the moisture in the soil. Staggs Plumbing recommends using PVC based pipes.
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Our McKinney TX Service Area
McKinney is located in Collin County, Texas.
- Population (approx.): 163,000
- Geo coordinates: 33.1972°N, 96.6398°W
- Postcodes: 75070, 75069, 75071, 75072
Things to do and see in McKinney
- Franconia Brewing Company (near Metro Park Drive and McKinney Parkway): Franconia Brewing Company is a brewery in McKinney,
- Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary (near Laughlin Loop and Hoot Owl Trail): A 289-acre wildlife sanctuary, five miles of hiking trails, about fifty acres of wetlands, a two-acre native plant garden, a butterfly house, live animals, indoor and outdoor exhibits.
- Allen Event Center (near East Stacy Road and Central Expressway): A 6,275 fixed-seat multi-purpose arena located in Allen, Texas. Hhosts the home games of the ECHL’s Allen Americans.
- St. Jude Catholic Church, Allen, Texas (near North Greenville Avenue and Buckingham Lane) The first Catholic church in the city of Allen.
- Biggers, Texas (near County Road 406 and County Road 405): Biggers is a ghost town in Collin County.
- Kittyhawk Airport (near Byron Street and Oak Point Drive): Kittyhawk Airport was a privately owned public-use airport.
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
- McKinney National Airport
- Aero Country Airport
- Addison Airport
- McKinney National Airport
- Owens Country Sausage Heliport (Richardson)
- Air Park-Dallas Airport (Plano)
- Aero Country Airport-T31 (McKinney)
- U.S. Route 75
- U.S. Route 380
- Texas State Highway 121
Nearby Water Features
- Rio Grande
- Clear Lake
- Red River
- McKinney High School
- McKinney Boyd High School
- McKinney North High School
Nearby Towns and Suburbs
- Fairview is 2 miles to the south.
- Lowry Crossing is 6 miles to the south-east.
- Allen is 6 miles to the south.
- Melissa is 7 miles to the north-east.
- Princeton is 8 miles to the east.
- Lucas is 8 miles to the south-east.
- Prosper is 9 miles to the west.
- Parker is 9 miles to the south.
- Frisco is 11 miles to the west.
- Anna is 11 miles to the north-east.
- Celina is 12 miles to the north-west.
- Murphy is 12 miles to the south.
- Plano is 12 miles to the south.
- Wylie is 13 miles to the south-east.
- Sachse is 15 miles to the south.
- Savannah is 15 miles to the west.
- Van Alstyne is 15 miles to the north.
- The Colony is 16 miles to the south-west.
- Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
- Al Ruschhaupt Soccer Complex Phase 1
- Gabe Nesbitt Community Park
- McKinney Community Center
- Mary Will Craig Park
- Towne Lake Recreation Area
- Finch Park
- Bonnie Wenk Park
- McKinney Dog Park
Amusement Parks and Attractions
- Adventure Landing Dallas
- Frisco Athletic Center
- Shadow Lan Gaming
- Hawaiian Falls Garland