Slab leaks can be one of the most serious and costly plumbing repairs for your property. They can often go unnoticed for a long period of time, leading to property damage and potentially compromising the structural integrity of your home. The Pipe Surgeons can provide high-quality and prompt service to make sure that slab leak is solved as quickly as possible.
What Is A Slab Leak?
The pipes that service your property run underground from the main lines to wherever the plumbing system is needed. They then travel up and through the concrete slab that supports your home and throughout the building. A slab leak is a leak that occurs within the concrete slab or directly underneath it.
The extremely hidden nature of slab leaks make them difficult to detect and they can continue for a long period of time without resolution. A slab leak can cause extensive water damage around the slab of your home that can lead to the settling or even collapse of your foundation. Understanding the signs of a slab leak will allow for early detection and repairs before more serious damage occurs.
Symptoms of a Slab Leak
Slab leaks are often caused by environmental factors that are out of your control. The natural settling of the ground or the foundation over time can cause strain on the pipes. Corrosion happens gradually over time and can eventually cause a pinhole or other damage that leads to a slab leak.
Keep an eye out for the following symptoms of a slab leak:
- Sound of water running, even when your fixtures are off
- An unexplained spike in your water bill
- Puddles around your home when it hasn’t rained
- Moisture or mildew in your home
- Damp carpet, warped hardwood, or cracked baseboards
- Musty smell
Some signs of a slab leak are easily ignored or considered an anomaly, but they could be indicative of a more serious problem. Call Pipe Surgeons at the first sign of a slab leak to limit its impact on your property.
Slab Leak Repairs with Pipe Surgeons
After identification and thorough inspection of your slab leak, our experienced professional will recommend one of many options for repairs.
Excavation can be used for direct access to the pipe. Our crew will keep the work area as small as possible to minimize reconstruction. Digging directly to the pipe will allow for quick and easy spot repairs. In older homes or those with severely damaged pipes, rerouting the pipe can provide the best long-term solution.
Also, lining your pipe with epoxy resin can fill in small areas of damage and eliminate the need for excavation. Trenchless repairs are the most convenient and quick to execute.
Don’t let a slab leak turn into a plumbing emergency. Pipe Surgeons has been serving the area for nearly four decades with excellent service and durable repairs. The discovery of a slab leak can be stressful, but we will show up on time with friendly service. You can trust Pipe Surgeons to take care of even the most difficult plumbing problems, so give us a call today.
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