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What causes slab leaks?
Corrosion: When metal plumbing comes in contact with soil and direct current, electrical charges may be set off. These electrical charges and discharges may cause corrosion on the inside or outside of the pipe. Eventually, corrosion causes pipes to leak. Electric power lines under a slab may also lead to corroded pipes.
Pressure on pipes: Shift in soil to due extreme weather conditions can put pressure on the pipes, causing them to bend or crease and develop a leak due to restricted water flow and low water pressure. If pressure crushes the pipe, there is danger of a major leak.
Poor installation: Improper pipe installation from another contractor may result in leaky pipes as well as other problems brought about by poor construction.
What are the problem signs?
You hear water running: If you are sure that no faucet, toilet, sprinkler, or household appliance that uses a water line is being used and you still hear water running, this may point to a slab leak.
Cracks in walls or floors: Slab leaks erode the soil of the foundation, making it unstable and causing walls and floors to crack. Of course, cracks in the walls and floors may also be caused by the house settling.
Hotspots: Does a particular area of the floor seem warmer than other areas? If the hot water pipes start leaking, you will notice hotspots.
Mold, mildew, and musty air: A slab leak creates moisture in the floors and drywall. Moisture breeds mold and mildew, which can lead to health issues as well as result in a musty-smelling home.
High water bills: If your water bill suddenly spikes even though your water use has remained the same, this is a strong sign your home is suffering from a slab leak.
Why work with a professional plumber?
Our team will be able to confirm whether or not your home has a slab leak. We use the latest in leak detection equipment, such as electronic sound equipment and monitoring devices to locate the pipes under the slab. This allows us to quickly pinpoint the exact location of the leak. Once we have identified the leak, we will discuss your options for repair upfront and let you know exactly what we plan to do so there are no surprises in the end.
Gain greater peace of mind with professional slab leak detection and repair. We will make sure no further problems occur so you can enjoy the comfort of your own home for years to come.