It to hire a professional plumber yearly for a thorough inspection of residential plumbing. A professional has the tools and skills to detect issues that a non-plumber might miss. However, this does not mean you always have to get a pro plumber to notice common plumbing issues. Keep an eye out for these things.For a…
Signs You Should Schedule a Slab Leak Detection Appointment
We offer slab leak detection services. A slab leak is a serious problem. It happens when the pipes that bring water to the home or removing it from the home, run directly through the concrete slab, become damaged. If they were to break or even get a crack, it can lead to a serious leak in the pipes that are underneath the concrete slab of the house.
Since it is very difficult to access pipes at this location, this is not a task for homeowners to talk on their own. It takes a professional with experience to detect a slab leak repair it.
Signs that there could be a slab leak
- Running water can be heard in the home even when there is no water turned on
- There are cracks in the wall or in the flooring
- Water bills are high for no explainable reason
- The floor feels wet or squishy
- There is mold mildew showing up throughout the home
- The house or apartment house smell like raw sewer
- There are a lot of bugs in the house than normal
Homeowners or commercial property owners who notice any of these issues need to contact us right away so that we can complete a slab leak detection and determine if this is the problem. Even if it is not, is important for us to repair whatever is causing these issues because all leak issues are all serious.
Why do slab leaks develop in the first place?
There are several reasons that a slab leak can occur. Very often, it is due to the age of the pipes. Pipes can corrode over time and cause erosion. Also, the surrounding soil, concrete or gravel could shift and cause a leak. Sometimes, it is due to poor construction in the first place. No matter the cause, we will help determine effective treatment.
We can complete the repair after detecting the leak
It is absolutely critical to start the repair as quickly as possible after completing a slab leak detection. This level of a water leak can cause serious damages to the foundation of the home along with the structure of the home. If the floor is already wet, cracks start to appear on the walls or mildew begins to form, the home could already have serious.
This makes it necessary for homeowners to hire a plumber to complete the job as quickly as possible. There are several options to complete the repair that may include piping, piping rerouting and pipe relining. Which one we recommend is going to depend on the nature and location of the leak.
Homeowner’s insurance may pay for this
Insurance is unlikely to pay for the initial detection of the leak unless a leak is present. In that case, most insurance policies will pay for the work necessary to repair the slab leak. Since each policy is different, is important to speak with an individual insurance agent. We are happy to also provide them with information in regards to our findings from the detection appointment along with the estimation of the repair cost.
Most homeowners insurance companies require a licensed professional make the repairs. We are and can work with the insurance company for payment. This is something we can discuss in greater detail on an individual basis.
Give us a call for help
To schedule an appointment for a slab leak detection, call us right away. We are happy to come out, determine if there is a slab leak and then get to work repairing it right away.