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How To Cope With Slab Leaks | Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Our city is an extremely popular tourist destination, with an average year-round temperature of 75.5 Fahrenheit and over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. There were over 560 hotels and nearly 36,000 hotel rooms in the area. The city had an estimated population of 182,437 at the 2019 census.

With a large majority of the city’s buildings being constructed on a slab of concrete, it is not unusual for slab leak problems to occur. In an area so dependent on tourist income, slab leaks are a problem best avoided.

bluefrog Plumbing + Drain have been Fort Lauderdale’s go-to plumbers for many years and can diagnose and fix nearly any type of plumbing problem in one visit. Whenever you need us, we are just one call away. We are ready 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year.

What Is a Slab Leak?

Slab leaks are leaks that have started in the copper water lines running below the concrete base of your home. Such leaks are frequently a result of the long-term corrosion of copper pipes.

Slab leaks can run undetected for a long time and cause considerable damage to your foundations, leading to costly repairs. In the hands of an inexperienced plumber, a great deal of damage can be done to your gardens and driveway in trying to locate the source of the leak.

We at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain suggest regular checking of your plumbing system to spot these leaks quickly before major damage is caused. Leaving any leaks unattended can lead to other problems, such as mold damage and termite invasion.

What Can Cause a Slab Leak?

It is possible that during the construction of your house, any damage was done to the pipes, so there may have been leakage from before anybody moved in. The pipes are under pressure anyway due to the weight of the house.

The Ground Shifts

Over time your house can shift on its foundation, this causes extra pressure on the pipes. Over time this can cause them to leak, leading to slab leaks.

Wear and Tear

When hot or cold water runs through pipes it causes them to contract or expand. The pipes could rub up against any material they are in contact with, such as concrete, gravel, even other pipes. This is the reason for the wear and tear on the pipes.


Homes with copper pipes can suffer corrosion over time. As the pipes are located underground, they are usually in contact with soil, causing the pipes to corrode.

It seems all the elements are against you in the fight against slab leaks. Fear not, our highly trained plumbers are on hand to help.

Signs You Have a Slab Leak

Fortunately, there are some early warning signs to detect slab leaks. You would hear running water when pipes were not in use, this combined with a moving meter would lead to a big jump in your water bills. Such sudden spikes in your water bill are a tell-tale sign of any leakage. Any leaks could also reduce water pressure.

Standing water around the perimeter of your house, is another warning sign, together with damp or warm floors. Another sign is if you can also detect a mold-like smell or find moisture or mildew under carpeting. If you detect any of these signs, contact bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of Fort Lauderdale immediately, delay could lead to expensive repair bills.

Slab Leak Detection

Slab leaks used to be a real problem to find. Often, whole floors and gardens had to dig up to find the source of the leak. The expert plumbers at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of Fort Lauderdale, are equipped with the latest technology and video cameras to accurately detect the source of the leak, so reducing the damage caused in finding them.

Other Services Offered

While we are experts at locating and fixing slab leaks, we at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain offer a wide arrangement of plumbing services. Some of which include:

Drain cleaning, gas leak detection repair, sewer line repair replacement, toilet repair service, water heater repair, and installation and we offer a broad range of emergency plumbing services.

Customer Testimonials

“I’ve had many plumbers come to my house over the years. We never had the same plumber twice and most were useless. This was not the case with bluefrog plumbing. For the first time, I feel we have found a top-class professional act.”

Jessica McDonald, Fort Lauderdale, FL, August 2020

“Everyone at bluefrog Plumbing is professional and nice. The work on our house has been terrific so far and we are incredibly happy with the results. Communication and scheduling have been great. The price is reasonable too. “

Bella King, Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 2020

“We had a problem with leaking under our foundation and a friend of ours recommended we call bluefrog and are so happy we did. They responded very rapidly and located the source of the leak very quickly. They know what they are doing and are also genuinely nice people!”

Jeff Hill, Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 2020

Why Do People Choose bluefrog Plumbing and Drain of Fort Lauderdale?

Well because we offer customer service excellence and quality plumbing solutions in your home or business. People trust us. We find the right solution for the first time of asking. We offer a friendly service without leaving a mess behind.

Slab leaks can be a messy and expensive business, with our state-of-the-art we at bluefrog promise to locate your leak as quickly as possible and cause as little disruption as possible. We will help you to decide what is best for your needs and budget.

Our plumbers are carefully vetted and must pass a thorough background and drug checks before we employ them. To further guarantee your safety our technicians will always all wear masks and use hand sanitizer before we enter your home. Please call and speak with the professionals at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of Fort Lauderdale today!

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