What You Need to Do if Your Slab Starts to Leak

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What You Need to Do if Your Slab Starts to Leak

As the top plumber in Sun City, AZ, who handles major leak-related emergency calls, Emergency Master Plumbing & Air has seen a fair share of slab leaks. Without the immediate inspection and repair of a slab leak, a residential owner can expect extensive, expensive remediation cleanup efforts and repairs.

Causes of Slab Leaks

To prevent damage, early slab leak detection is critical. When the slab leaks, a homeowner might notice unusual sounds, higher water bills, lower shower pressure, odd floor warmth, dampness, buckling, mold growth, foundation wet spots, or structural cracks in the slab or foundation. The most common cause of this problem is a pipe leak in a subflooring area within or under the foundation. Pipes usually leak because of corrosion of the pipes or seals, friction against other pipes or rough materials like concrete, external compression, or pipe production as well as installation defects.

Slab Leak Repair Options

Once the plumbing professional locates the source of the leak, we can discuss with the homeowner all the options that we can take for water leak repair. The location of the leaking pipe typically determines the method. Trenchless pipe lining is often the first consideration because it doesn’t require breaking the slab or too much digging to reach the pipe. Otherwise, a plumber must go directly through the slab, attempt to reach the pipe by side tunneling under it, or run one or more new lines through nearby areas to bypass the leaking pipe.

Leak Repair Services

Emergency Master Plumbing & Air offers multiple options for slab leak repair in Sun City, AZ, and nearby areas. The technicians in our family-owned company are fully bonded, licensed, and insured. This means that every client can feel confident that they’ll receive the best services possible at all times.

Our leak detection company utilizes both minimally invasive methods and cutting-edge equipment to locate and repair leaks. Reach out to us today for more information.