What is a Slab Leak and How is it Repaired?
A “slab leak” is a leak under the concrete inside your home. Usually, they are water pressure leaks, but they can also be broken drain pipes. In most, but not all cases, they will be a “hot spot on the floor” or “water coming up through the floor”. Also, you may hear water running in the walls, but there is no water running through the faucets, as evidenced by leaking or dripping faucets. Therefore, the first step is to ascertain exactly what the problem is. If there is water coming up through the floor, the problem is pretty obvious. If there is not visible water, it will take someone skilled in the diagnosis of problems such as these.
We recommend calling a professional such as Sav-On Plumbing to determine if indeed it is a slab leak. If it is, the next step is a leak detection specialist to pinpoint the leak location so that a proper course of repair can be made. If it is a drain leak, then it will probably have to be repaired in the ground. If it is a water pressure leak, you may have other options. It may be the best course of action to eliminate the underground pipe and “re-route the pipe” through the attic, or across the roof, or above the ceiling. In some cases, it has to be fixed under the concrete.
At Sav-On Plumbing, we are highly skilled in the assessment of these leaks, determining the correct course of repair, and completing the job from start the finish. Call us and we will give you a free estimate on this or any other plumbing problems.