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Detecting & Preventing Leaks After the Winter

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When winter weather begins to clear and we get a peek of spring in North Fort Worth, people begin to plan for the warmer weather. Some homeowners may need to realize that this season shift also marks a serious uptick in slab leaks.

To minimize any damage that comes from these leaks, it’s important to handle them quickly and learn ways to stop them from happening. In this blog, the plumbing experts at Leak Geeks discuss the importance of early leak detection and tips and tricks for prevention.

If you suspect a leak in your Keller or NFW home, call the experts at Leak Geeks at 817-431-8929 to schedule service with our team.

Why Leaks Are Common in the Spring

One of the most common causes of slab leaks is shifting soils under your home. When the weather goes from cold and wet temperatures to the dryer, warmer days of spring, the ground under your home will expand and contract, causing your underground plumbing lines to become vulnerable. The change in soil creates tremendous pressure, and it doesn’t take more than a slight movement for a pipe to rack or a fitting to loosen.

How To Tell if You Have a Plumbing Leak

When leaks occur under your slab foundation, they can often go unnoticed. However, the longer they go unaddressed, the greater the potential for water damage, mold growth, and necessary repairs. Homeowners should be aware of the signs that they may have a slab leak to schedule leak detection service to limit any damage quickly. These signs include:

  • Increased water bill: A sudden spike in your water usage could be a sign that you have a leak that is wasting water 24 hours a day
  • Reduced water pressure: Leaks often cause reduced water pressure to faucets and showers since there is less water in your pipes
  • Hot spots: If your hot water line leaks, you may notice areas of flooring that are warm or even hot to the touch
  • Wet flooring: Damp or damaged floors or carpeting are a sign that your leak is fairly significant
  • Mold or mildew: A musty smell or mold growth is a sign of excess water trapped under your floors

4 Tips To Prevent Plumbing Leaks After Winter

There are some ways you can help prevent serious slab leaks during the shift from winter to spring:

  • Inspect your home’s foundation regularly for cracks or signs of damage.
  • Have your pipes inspected routinely for any signs of wear and tear.
  • Fix cracks in your slab immediately while they’re still small.
  • Act quickly if you suspect a leak.

Schedule Leak Detection & Repair in NFW

With spring comes shifts in the temperature and moisture of the soil. The expansion and contraction that results can lead to a serious slab leak. Catch leaks early with professional leak detection services from Leak Geeks.

Our convenient and prompt service will help limit the spread of damage from a leak, and with more than 20 years of experience, you’re sure to be in excellent hands. Our uniformed, courteous, and informed plumbing service technicians will help repair your issue and prevent further leaks from happening in the future.

If you suspect a slab leak, don’t delay! Call Leak Geeks at 817-431-8929 to schedule prompt service in North Ft. Worth.

Why Choose Leak Geeks Plumbing?

Got Leaks? Get the Geeks!

At Leak Geeks Plumbing, we guarantee prompt and reliable service for all your plumbing needs. Our team of experienced technicians is committed to providing you with the best possible service, and we stand behind our work with a satisfaction guarantee. Some of the benefits of choosing Leak Geeks Plumbing include:

  • Upfront pricing with no hidden fees.
  • All work is performed by trained, licensed, and insured professional plumbers.
  • Uniformed, courteous, and informed plumbing service technicians.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and technology.
  • Guaranteed workmanship quality for all plumbing repair and installation services
  • We leave no mess behind.
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