Slab leaks are relatively common, but these leaks are often not easily detected since the pipe runs under the slab out of sight. However, slab leaks can cause serious damage, so prompt leak detection and repair is essential.
Plumbing & A/C Medic, Inc.. is a locally owned and operated company providing accurate leak detection and slab leak repair in Gilbert and the Phoenix Metro area.
Plumbing leaks can happen in all types of plumbing and drainpipes. A slab leak occurs when there is a pipe leak under the foundation of your home.
Since the leak is under the ground, you may not notice it immediately and the leak may seem insignificant. Slab leaks have a number of possible causes.
Some causes of slab leaks include:
While a slab leak may not seem urgent, these leaks can cause serious damage. When not resolved, the leak can cause the soil under the house to become saturated, which can cause the house to sink into the ground and the floors uneven.
Slab leaks can be resolved with repairs, repipes, and re-routing to avoid continuous damage.
A pipe leaking under the kitchen sink is easy to recognize, but a leak that happens under the ground is more challenging to detect.
You could have a slab leak if you have noticed low water pressure in faucets throughout the house, unusually high water bills, water pooling near the exterior foundation, wet baseboards and carpets, hot spots on the floor, or hearing sounds of running water when the water is turned off.
Pinpointing the exact spot where a pipe is leaking requires the right equipment and expertise. You need a qualified professional to locate the source of your leak and get it repaired. Our Gilbert slab leak detection technicians are equipped to find the leak and fix it to the highest standards of quality.
Is slab leak repair or pipe replacement best? This is a common question. Nothing lasts forever, including pipes, and wear and tear is inevitable.
Our expert technicians can evaluate your problem to determine if we can use isolated repairs or if repiping is necessary. New technology has resulted in better quality products for longer pipe life. The use of new rust-resistant copper or flexible Aquapex piping improves the overall “flow” of your home or business.