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Slab Leak Detection & Repair Service in Dallas, Plano & Rockwall

Slab Leak Detection & Repair in Dallas, TX

Repairing a water leak under a slab is a common plumbing need around the Dallas, TX area.

No matter what type of home you live in or how old it may be, Staggs Plumbing can handle your slab leak detection and repair needs.

Our expert plumbers are skilled at diagnosing and fixing all types of slab leaks, and with our expertise and state-of-the-art tools, you can always count on us to get the job done right the first time!

Need a slab leak diagnostic and repair expert “near me” in the Dallas, Plano, or Rockwall area?

Simply call 972-379-4000 or contact Staggs Plumbing online!

We proudly offer emergency plumbing service, first-class service, and competitive pricing.

Those are just some of the reasons why we’ve earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau—and why we’re a top-rated plumbing company in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Rockwall, Richardson, Addison, Fort Worth, Garland, and nearby areas!

How do Dallas Homes Develop Slab Leaks?

In the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, most homes rest on a slab. The word slab refers to the concrete pad that your house was built on. Slab construction is durable, and it offers benefits when it comes to insulation, home comfort, and energy use, but slabs can be susceptible to movement and damage, especially when it comes to local soil and weather conditions.

In North Texas, the soil is very absorbent due to high clay content. Clay absorbs water easily and expands following absorption. So, during periods of heavy rainfall or high humidity, the ground underneath your slab can:

  • Suck up a lot of water
  • Push upwards against your slab, as it expands

During the dry, hot Dallas summers, the water-filled clay beneath your home starts to dry out. As the clay dries, it shrinks, and portions of your slab can move or lower. This puts pressure on the plumbing lines that run underneath and beside your slab, as well as in your home’s foundation.

Over time, especially as pipes age, this slab movement can damage pipes and cause slab leaks.

Need help detecting the location of a slab leak at your Plano- or Dallas-area home? Call 972-379-4000 or contact Staggs Plumbing online now!

Slab Leak Detection

Slab leaks are generally caused by a problem in one of three common plumbing lines:

  1. Drain and sewer lines: Your sewer and drain lines remove waste from your bathrooms, washing machines and kitchen.
  2. Pipes that supply your home with cold water: Cold water supply lines run into your home from the street, and may also run under your slab.
  3. Lines running from your water heater: Water heater lines move hot water from your water heater to different spots throughout your home.

Because these leaks occur underground, often under the slab, they can release water for some time before they are detected. An expert Dallas plumber at Staggs Plumbing knows where to look to quickly spot a leak that was caused by slab movement.

Call 972-379-4000 or contact us online for top-rated slab leak detection and repair service in the Dallas and Plano areas!

How to Spot a Slab Leak at Your Dallas Home

Some common signs that your Dallas- or Plano-area home has a slab leak include:

  • A constantly running water heater: Does your water heater run when no hot water is being used? This is a sign that you could have a foundation leak. After using a lot of hot water, your water heater will run momentarily to fill the empty pipes. However, it should not be running continually.
  • A constantly running water meter: If you see your water meter moving and no water is being used, there could be a leak somewhere. It may or may not be a slab leak, and in any case, you should call a plumber ASAP.
  • Warm spots on floors: A warm spot on your floor could be an indication that a water heater supply line has burst.
  • Damp areas on or moldy smells coming from flooring: When this occurs in an area of your home that is seldom used, like a storage room, a closet, or the basement, the problem can go undetected for some time.
  • Sounds of running water: If you periodically hear water running through pipes when no water is being used, this could be an indication that you need a slab leak repaired.
  • Cracks in your floors and walls: These can be signs that your home’s foundation is settling. These could also could be telltale signs of a slab leak.

Notice these signs of slab leaks? Call 972-379-4000 or contact Staggs Plumbing online to schedule slab leak detection and repair service in the Dallas area!

Slab Leak Repair Service

At Staggs Plumbing, our experienced plumbers use sensitive, cutting-edge listening devices to “hear” air flowing from your leaky pipe. To do this, we will:

  • Shut off your home’s water supply
  • Force air into your lines to remove standing water
  • Listen for the sound of air flowing out of damage pipes in order to detect the location of leak

Our well-honed process, backed by state-of-the-art tools and years of expertise, give our plumbers everything they need to quickly, accurately find slab leaks. That can provide you with priceless peace of mind that you making the right call when you call Staggs Plumbing for slab leak detection and repair service!

Call 972-379-4000 or contact us online to schedule slab leak repair in Dallas or Plano, TX!

How Much Does it Cost to Fix a Slab Leak?

The cost of slab leak repair depends on several factors, including:

  • How many leaks are present
  • The location of the leaks and damaged pipes
  • The nature and condition of your home’s foundation

Generally, multiple slab leaks—and slab leaks that are more difficult to access—can be associated with higher repair costs. No matter how much slab leaks cost, however, it’s important to remember that slab leaks:

  • Will only get worse over time
  • Can cause damage to your foundation and home the longer they go unnoticed and unaddressed

The best way to find out how much your slab leak repairs will cost is to call Staggs Plumbing for an assessment and quote!

To get a free quote for slab leak repair service, call Staggs Plumbing at 972-379-4000 or contact us online now!

Will My Insurance Pay for Slab Leak Repair?

Many homeowners insurance policies DO cover slab leak repair. If yours does:

  • You may only need to cover the deductible and, depending on your policy, the pipe repair costs. A pipe repair by itself usually runs a few hundred dollars.
  • Your insurer will likely cover the bulk of the costs, including the expenses associated with tunneling, excavation, leak detection, etc.

If you’re not sure whether your homeowners policy covers slab leak repair:

  • Contact Staggs Plumbing to first determine whether you’re dealing with a slab leak.
  • Then, contact your insurance agent to ask about the specifics of your coverage and what it’ll cover for slab leak service needs.

Call 972-379-4000 or contact us online for top-rated slab leak detection and repair service in the Dallas and Plano areas!


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