Do You have SLAB LEAKS?
Has your water bill increased? Do you hear water running in your walls? Do you notice a warm spot on the flooring? Has your gas bill gone up? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions – you could have a slab leak.
The obvious signs of a slab leak are:
The sound of running water, when no water should be running.
If you hear running water in your home when all should be quiet, it means there is flowing water somewhere. If you don’t find visual clues (a dripping faucet, running toilet, sprinkler, or water connected appliances) to the source of the sound, it could mean you have a hidden leak under the slab.
A hot spot on the floor.
Hot water lines are usually insulated and don’t heat the floor unless it was built as a radiant heating system. If you have pets and they gravitate to a certain spot on the floor, check to see if it feels warmer than usual. This can be an indication that you have a slab leak.
Cracks in walls or floors.
There are several possible factors in the appearance of cracks in walls and floors. However, if the area under your property is compromised by water flow from a leak under your slab, it could create a massive void under the foundation. This void can put stress on the foundation, causing cracks in the floors and walls.
Mildew, excessive moisture under carpets, or musty odors.
Cracks in a slab due to a leak allow moisture into the flooring creating excessive moisture under carpets. In addition, drywall will wick the moisture up, and create an ideal environment for mold to grow behind the wall. Either of these symptoms might indicate a slab leak.
High water bills.
Unusually high water bills could occur for several reasons. If you have ruled out things like an improperly working meter and know usage has not increased, you will want to rule out the possibility of a slab leak by a qualified plumber.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, call Sav-On Plumbing. Locating and repairing a slab leak does not have to be costly or time consuming. Sav-On Plumbing will visit your site and assess it for potential slab leaks at no charge.
If a slab leak is detected, we will:
Engage a leak detection and locator professional to pinpoint the location of the leak using non-invasive thermal imaging, pipe locating, and sound equipment.
Recommend the best course of action to eliminate existing leaks and potential future leaks, and provide an estimate for that work.
Sav-On Plumbing provides quality, professional, and personalized service. We walk you through the entire process, provide alternative solutions, and take a proactive approach to stopping future leaks.
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Frequently Asked Questions:What causes slab leaks?
Slab leaks typically occur when the piping beneath your concrete foundation deteriorates, resulting in pinhole leaks in your plumbing. The four main causes for slab leaks are a chemical interaction between the pipes and the water running though them, foundation shifting, high water pressure, or poor plumbing craftsmanship or workmanship (inferior supplies or materials, a kinked line, a line nicked by another (non-plumbing) workman, etc.).
Are slab leak repairs covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies cover the collateral damage costs related to repairing the leaking pipe (floors, walls, etc.). They do not cover costs associated with repairing the actual pipe (pipe materials and pipe installation). Our highly qualified staff will provide you with an exact breakdown of which costs are covered by insurance and which costs are not as part of our service to you.
What assistance is required by the customer?
We do everything possible to minimize inconvenience to you, our customer. Often this means meeting with you very early in the morning before you start your busy day.
Does Sav-On Plumbing do all phases of the work?
Sav-On takes the proper precautions to protect your home and belongings. It is our utmost priority to perform the necessary repairs with as little inconvenience to you as possible. We do all of the work necessary to repair the leak, whether a repair or a reroute, except for painting and reinstalling flooring.
How long can I wait to do the work?
The sooner you act, the better – to minimize water waste, increased water bills, increased energy bills and extensive water damage to your home.
Will you have to tear up my floors to repair the leak?
The preferred method for repairing leaks is to install new piping above the ground bypassing the underground leaking pipes. This can be through the walls or into the attic. Not only does this save flooring, but it also prevents future slab leaks from occurring.