If you think that you have a leak under your home’s foundation, you must have a professional check it out as soon as possible. Left unchecked, a slab leak can cause the foundation to crack and eventually fail.
Call Canyon Plumbing & Heating as soon as you think you have a problem.
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What Is a Slab Leak?
Slab leaks are leaks that occur under the concrete slab of your house, and unlike other leaks, slab leaks can cause significant damage if you don’t catch them soon enough. Slab leaks happen when the copper pipes that bring water into the house spring leak.
What makes slab leaks so dangerous is that most homeowners don’t know they have this problem until the damage is done.
Diagnosing a foundation leak or slab leak quickly is crucial to getting repairs before you have to shell out thousands of dollars in foundation repair. Call Canyon Plumbing & Heating for our expert home foundation leak detection service. We’ll pinpoint where the problem is and figure out the best solution to fix it while minimizing your inconvenience.
How to Know If You Have a Slab Leak
While most leaks are readily apparent, they’re sometimes well hidden, as in the leaks under your foundation. Here’s what to look for.
- Sudden Rise in Your Water Bill: If your water bill skyrockets for no apparent reason, it could be that you have a leak that’s running day and night.
- Reduced Water Pressure: A decrease in water pressure throughout the house is a sign of a possible foundation leak.
- Hot Spots on Floor: Most slab leaks occur in the hot water line, so if you notice hot spots on your floor, it could be a leaking hot water line.
- Damaged or Wet Floors: When water leaks underground, it often has nowhere to go but up, and the result is wet or water damaged floors.
- Foul Odors: When water leaks into your home, it’s bound to cause mold and mildew to grow.
- Sounds of Running Water: If you hear water running even when there’s no water usage in the house, it could be that a slab leak is the cause.
If you notice any of the above signs, you must call us for our foundation leak detection as soon as possible.
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How to Repair a Slab Leak
Slab leaks are one of the worst problems a homeowner faces because they often go unnoticed for months or years, and once discovered, the damage can be significant.
Once you find that you have a slab leak, you must repair it as quickly as possible to minimize damage. Depending on the extent of the damage and the leak, the contractor has several repair options available, including:
- Epoxy Restoration
- Pipe Rerouting