How Bad is a Slab Leak? Really, Really Bad

You may think that when you read or hear about the seriousness of a slab leak, that’s just hype from plumbing companies trying to sell you something. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. This is one of the worst types of problems that a homeowner can suffer, and one that can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs. If you have any reason whatsoever to suspect you have one in your home, call Ben Franklin Plumbing Bay Area as soon as you possibly can. Taking quick action now can save you a huge amount of money in the future.

How This Problem Happens

A slab leak takes place under the foundation of a home when pipes develop cracks or holes. Even a minor breach can lead to a very damaging problem. Here are some signs that you may have one:

  • Ruined flooring and mold growth – When water leaks from a slab, there’s only one way it can go – up. Not only will it saturate your floors and seep into your carpets, it can also get into your drywall. When drywall becomes wet, it is only a matter of time before mold starts to accumulate and pose a substantial health risk to you and your family.
  • Foul odors – Not only will a leak endanger the structure of your home, it can also lead to a musty or moldy smell.
  • Damaged foundation – A slab leak can cause your home’s foundation to shift, leading to the potential for cracks.
  • Damaged yard – If you find wet spots in areas of your yard and it hasn’t rained and you haven’t used your sprinkler, you may have a leak coming from the pipes underneath.

At Ben Franklin Plumbing Bay Area, our Santa Rosa plumbers use advanced technology to detect slab leak problems so that they can be fixed as quickly as possible. By pinpointing the area of the issue, we can fix it with a minimal amount of excavation. Call us at 707-545-2579 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. Have you ever experienced a slab leak in your home? Share your story with us by clicking on one of the social media icons on this page.