One of the most specialized plumbing services we provide is slab leak repair . For homeowners who aren’t familiar with the term “slab leak,” it’s important to gain an understanding of this type of problem. A slab leak occurs when one or more of the pipes that run through the concrete foundation (or slab) of your home are damaged and spring a leak.
How to Tell if You Have a Slab Leak
Because you can’t see the pipes that run through the foundation, it’s difficult to detect a slab leak. However, there are some signs that can alert you to the problem:
- You hear running water, even when all the faucets are turned off.
- You can feel hot or cold spots on your floor.
- You notice the flooring is becoming discolored or warped.
- You can see puddles forming on the floor.
- You notice structural damage such as cracks or rot.
- Your water bills are higher than normal yet you’re consuming the same amount of water.
A slab leak is a serious plumbing emergency, and it’s imperative that you get it fixed as soon as possible.
Who to Call for Slab Leak Repair
Slab leak repair is complicated, because the pipes in question aren’t visible. The last thing you want is an inexperienced or unqualified person ripping up your entire foundation in search of the leak. That’s why you need to call a plumbing expert like Anthony’s. We use the very latest detection technology to find out how the pipes run and where the problem is located. This allows us to target the exact spot that needs fixing. And of course, we use cutting edge technology and materials to effectively repair the leak. Trenchless pipe-lining, for example, allows us to construct a new, durable pipe inside the existing one, while PEX piping offers a resilient and long-lasting solution for spot repairs.
So if you notice any of the disturbing signs that indicate you have a slab leak, call Anthony’s Plumbing immediately for a free assessment and estimate!