Slab Leak Repair
Slab Leak Repair
If your slab is leaking, you should immediately address the problem by contacting the slab leak repair guys at Leak Detection Plumbers. A slab leak occurs when the plumbing underneath the foundation of your home begins to leak. The foundation under your home isn’t leaking, rather the plumbing underneath your home is leaking and should be repaired as quickly as possible. Having a slab leak can damage your home. The first issue with having a slab leak is that it can cause the foundation of your home to sink, causing it to be uneven with the entire structure eventually sinking deeper and deeper into the ground. So, if you have a leaking slab, it’s best to have the professionals at Leak Detection Plumbers come to your home and inspect the leak to determine its cause and fix the problem. The more you delay fixing a leaky slab, the more damage you’re doing to your home, hence the more costly the repair. The professionals at Leak Detection Plumbers can inspect your leaking slab without having to dig; instead, they have advanced camera equipment that can be inserted into your water piping to inspect the plumbing underneath your home to detect any leaks. Camera detection is the easiest and most cost-efficient method for determining the cause of the problem. So, if you have this problem, let the professionals at Leak Detection Plumbers and schedule an inspection with them.
The Most Common Causes of a Slab Leak
The most common reason for a slab leak is the improper installation of your home’s plumbing system or the use of cheap, poor-quality pipes. So, what do we mean by improper installation? Improper installation occurs when a plumber installs water pipes that bent or dented at the time the plumber installed them. Such improper installation can lead them to leak, causing a slab leak, require slab leak repair.
The second most common reason for having a slab leak is abrasion. When the pipe that’s underneath your home’s foundation rub against gravel, concrete, or other pipes, the constant friction wears them out and ultimately causes them to leak. Coldwater pipes don’t wear out nearly as often as hot water pipes. Hot water pipes wear out more quickly because they tend to expand and contract as they heat up and cool down, rubbing against gravel or other materials, causing them to wear out prematurely.
The third most common cause for a slab leak is having high water pressure in the piping, which causes the water pipes underneath your home to leak, eventually creating a slab leak that requires slab leak repair. The plumbers at Leak Detection Plumbers are more than happy to come to inspect your home’s plumbing system and address any slab leaks that they find.
The fourth most common cause for a leaky slab is poor water chemistry. If you want to avoid having a leaky slab, it’s imperative that you periodically check your water’s PH level because having water that is too acidic or alkaline can cause your pipes to corrode, causing a slab leak.
The fifth reason why slab leaks occur is just time. As your pipes age, copper or steel pipes naturally corrode, requiring them to be replaced. If they’re not replaced, a slab leak could result in time.
Regardless of the cause of your slab leak, if you think that your home has plumbing problems, you should contact the professionals at Leak Detection Plumbers to come to inspect your home’s plumbing and repair any problems that exist.
Signs you have a Slab Leak
- Water spots on your flooring or carpet
- Mold underneath your carpet or floors
- Higher than usual water bills
- Low water pressure in your faucets or showers
- Sound of running water even though you’re not using water
- Soggy spots near your home’s foundation
Slab Leak Repair
If you’ve noticed any of the signs we’ve mentioned above, the chances are that you have a slab leak that requires your immediate attention. Give us a call, and we will be more than happy to come down to your home, inspect your plumbing system, and perform any repairs that need to be made to stop your leaky slab.