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Slab Leak Repair

Slab Leak Repair

When it comes to plumbing leaks in your home, sometimes it's easy to spot the problem. If water is spraying right out of a faucet or pipe, you know you've found it. But it's not always that obvious. If you suddenly experience unusually low water pressure or simply find water where it should not be, you likely have a leak somewhere. But with all of the plumbing running through your home, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the exact location of the leak.

If you live in a home with a slab foundation, or a large concrete floor, and are experiencing any of the following common signs of a slab leak, it may mean that there's a broken or leaky pipe in your home's foundation.

Since slab leaks happen in your foundation, they can cause major damage to your home that require costly repairs. If you suspect you have a slab leak, it's important to get the problem diagnosed and repaired as quickly as possible to prevent further damage.

Common Signs of a Slab Leak

  • A damp or wet spot, or pooled water on the floor, beneath cabinets, or along baseboards
  • Sounds of running or dripping water in an unexpected place
  • Any hot or warm spots on the floor – you may not see moisture, but this could indicate a hot water pipe leak
  • Unusually low water pressure anywhere in your home
  • A sudden increase in your water bill
  • The smell of mildew or odd odors – slow leaks can be hard to detect and can cause the build up of mildew over time

Our Slab Leak Detection & Repair Process

Once you've decided it's time to get help from a licensed plumber, give us a call and we’ll talk with you to first determine the urgency of the issue and what, if any, steps can be taken to immediately reduce the amount of water leaking into your home. When possible, we try to diagnose the problem over the phone. However, slab leaks typically require an onsite inspection. Once we arrive, we go through the following process:

  • Perform a visual inspection and work to determine that the leak is not coming from something else in your home, like a water heater or other appliance.
  • If we cannot identify the leak through visual inspection, we move on to take meter readings and conduct pressure tests.
  • Then we use specialized equipment to help locate where the pipes in your home are, determine the condition of the pipes, and detect where the leak may be.
  • If we determine the leak is in the slab, we discuss repair options with you to determine the best solution. We always try to go with the least invasive option to reduce the risk of further foundation problems. Our slab leak repair options include:
    • Rerouting pipelines if possible to prevent concrete slab penetration
    • Tunneling under the home to the location of the leak to prevent concrete slab penetration
    • Penetrating the concrete slab to do a spot repair at the location of the leak
  • Once we determine the best solution for the slab leak repair, we provide you with a quote for the work so you can decide if we are right for the job.

If you're experiencing any of the common signs of a slab leak and are unsure where the leak is in your home, give us a call today. We can quickly locate the leak and will work with you to determine the best solution for getting the problem fixed.

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