The longer a slab leak goes untreated, the worse the damage can be to your property. Slab leaks weaken the integrity of your home’s concrete foundation and steel supports. Worse still, water pressure and leaks can cause your home’s foundation to shift or even collapse. Don’t take chances if you think you have a slab leak. Call Plumb Perfect Plumbing today and let our experts fix it before disaster strikes.
Low water pressure or constant clogs could mean trouble in your main sewer line. Check out our trenchless sewer repair service.
Symptoms Of Slab Leaks
Slab leaks happen when pipes inside or under the foundation burst or leak. And even small leaks which seem insignificant can lead to costly repairs if not dealt with quickly. Many people have slab leaks and don’t know it, so here are the most common symptoms associated with this problem.
- Damp spots on the floor or carpet
- Mold under the carpet or flooring
- Increase in your water bill
- Reduced water pressure in sinks and showers
- You hear water running even when it’s shut off
- You see soggy spots on your lawn near the foundation
If you notice any of these signs, you must call a slab leak repair company right away so they can locate the problem and recommend the best way to fix it.
Does Insurance Cover Slab Leaks?
Slab leaks and the damage caused by them can be costly to repair. And when you have a slab leak, it’s natural to turn to your homeowners’ insurance for help. Not all instances of slab leaks are covered by the average policy, but if the leak is the result of ‘peril’ such as fire or earth movement, you may be covered.
Also, most standard policies cover the cost of removing and replacing the slab to repair the plumbing; however, most policies don’t cover the plumbing repair itself. Your best bet is to consult with your insurance company to find out what coverage you have and purchase additional if you think you need it. If you suspect you have a slab leak, call a professional plumber and your insurance company as soon as you diagnose the damage.
If your home’s pipes are over 50 years old, it may be time for our repiping service.
How Are Slab Leaks Fixed?
Slab leaks result in a variety of damage to your home and property if not fixed right away. And there’s no easy way to identify a slab leak, which is why you need a professional with the right equipment to get to the bottom of your problem. However, once identified, a plumber has many options for fixing the problem, depending on its severity.
For instance, epoxy restoration is the simplest and requires the least amount of damage to your home. Repiping may be necessary if you have multiple leaks, and re-routing of pipes may be the answer if you need pipes within your walls replaced. Only hire a trained plumber to fix slab leaks because getting it wrong or temporary solutions only make the problem worse.