Plumbing Leak Detection, Repair & More

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One slab leak, or any number of water leaks, can waste more than 10,000 gallons each year in an average household. This is a serious concern due to growing drought fears and increasing water rates in Boston County.

Leakage of pipes, fixtures, and appliances can be annoying and dangerous to your health. Extreme Plumbing provides Boston slab leak detection and repair services to homeowners concerned about the potential dangers associated with a foundation leak.

What is a slab leak?

Slab leaks, in short, are plumbing leaks that happen below your home’s water pipes. These leaks can lead to severe damage over time, so it is essential to identify and fix them quickly. It is easy to overlook slab leaks, which is why routine inspections with your local plumber are crucial.

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Does a slab leak lead to foundation problems?

Yes. A slab leak can lead to severe problems such as damage to your foundation and structural integrity. You should schedule slab leak detection and repair in Boston immediately if you suspect that you may have a slab problem.

Slab Leakage Signs

Slab leaks can occur under your home (in your foundation). Knowing what to do to detect a slab leak can be difficult, and you will need to be alert for other signs that your home’s plumbing is not working correctly.

How do you know if there is a slab leak?

1) Unexpected increase in water bills
2) A single or even a few spots on your floor that are hot or humid.
3) You can find standing water, moss, and mud around the perimeter of your home.
4) Cracks in ceilings or walls
5) When all your fixtures are off, the sound of water running

By catching a slab leak early, we can help you avoid extensive damage to your property or home. Although it might seem overwhelming to invest in slab repair initially, this critical task will save you significant time, money, stress, and effort.

How to identify different types of water leaks

Examine your water bill.

If you suspect that you may have a water leak, the first thing you should do is check your water bill. Your water bill may spike if there is a problem. Next, and the easiest way to find out if there is a leak in your home is to inspect all fixtures. This includes the under cabinets in the bathroom, laundry room, kitchen sink, water heaters, and other areas.

For the source of the leak, check your flappers and toilet tanks.

Buy some dye tablets from the hardware store to check if your toilet runs. Place one into your bathroom tank, and wait about ten minutes. If the dye manages to get into the toilet bowl, it could be a problem with the flapper.

Use a pressure gauge

A pressure gauge can be purchased at a hardware store to test the water pressure in your home. After ensuring no one is using the water supply, go outside and attach your gauge to the main tap. Allow the water to reach its normal pressure. Allow the water to cool completely before turning it back on. Wait ten minutes. You may leak if the pressure is not at its average level.

Make sure you have a water meter.

You can also check your water meters for signs of leakage. Your meter will usually be located close to your property line. After ensuring no water fixtures are used in your home, mark the needle outside. If the hand does not stop running, another type of leak may be inside your home.

You have a smelly odor in your home.

Your fridge should not contain any moldy cheese! Mold growth can occur when leaks are not addressed. Follow your nose to the smell.

Wet Spots on the Floor

A leaking pipe could cause a sudden wet or warm spot on your rug. These types of leaks cause structural damage if left unattended.

Slab Leak Repairs in Boston

Our technicians receive the highest training possible and use cutting-edge technology to detect and repair leaking pipe leaks quickly and efficiently. To ensure your safety, every slab leak detection and repair specialist we send out has undergone a thorough background check.

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