09 May. 19

Understanding Slab Leak Detection and Repair Mesquite, Tx

Many homes in the Mesquite, TX area are built on slabs, which can make what should have been a simple plumbing repair, a complex and expensive endeavor. And in some cases, as the temperature changes and the soil around the pipes shift, the concrete slab will actually cause the pipe to crack and leak. And the most unfortunate part of this is that homeowners might not even know that they have a leak until the water begins to show on the floor of your home. If you believe you have a leak in or under the slab of your home, contact the experts at Metroplex Leak & Line Locators immediately at 214-388-4525.

What We Offer Our Customers

Metroplex has been offering slab leak detection and all types of plumbing services to the residents and business owners in the Mesquite, TX area for 30 years. And it is our reputation for professionalism, customer service and a fair price for quality plumbing work that has kept us in business and thriving in the area. Our uniformed professional service technicians arrive on time for your appointment because we respect your time as well as your loyalty to our company. And as soon as we locate the leak, we prepare a written estimate for an all-inclusive price to make the repair. We are so confident in our pricing that we always encourage customers to get at least two price quotes so that they know we offer the best price and the highest quality Mesquite, TX plumbing service.

Determining IF You Need A Plumber

At Metroplex, we understand that plumbing repairs can be expensive and often are very unexpected. And homeowners want to be sure that there is really a need to call a professional plumber to locate an issue. Of course, if you are seeing a puddle of water on the floor that cannot be explained, then chances are very good that you have a leak. But the water does not always come up to the floor of your home. Other signs that you could have a plumbing leak in or under your slab include a much higher than normal water bill, washed out areas in the soil around the foundation of your home or the smell of mildew or mold in a specific area of your home.

Verifying A Possible Leak

If you have noticed any of the signs mentioned above, there is a simple way for you to double check your concern. Your water meter monitors every drop of water going into your home. You can turn off all of the water in your home which can include:

  • Faucets
  • Showers
  • Washing machines
  • Autofill on a swimming pool
  • Water line to an icemaker or fridge water dispenser
  • Hose Bibs

With all of these items turned off, take a reading from your water meter. A digital meter will display a number. Write the number down and leave all the water off inside your house for a few hours. Then recheck your meter to see if the number has increased. Older meters will have a dial that looks much like the hand of a clock. The old style meters also often have a tiny triangle that spins to show that water is flowing through the meter. If there is a spinner to indicate water flow, then you can simply watch the meter for a moment to see if it is moving. Even a slight move indicates a small or slow leak which will eventually cause damage to your home. Call Metroplex Leak & Line Detectors at 214-388-4525 as soon as you suspect a leak in your Mesquite, TX home. Our professional service technician will find the issue and immediately provide you with the total cost to fix the leak.