Concrete Slab Leaks and General Water Leakage Detection and Repair
The American Society of Home Inspectors estimates that 60 percent of all houses in the United States have foundation leaks. (As reported by John Wagner in “Drying Out a Wet Basement”; This Old House).
That’s a high percentage. In other words, 1 out of every 1.667 homeowners has a foundation leak.
Fortunately there are a few things you can do as a homeowner that can help to minimize or even avoid the cost of fixing this problem. The sooner you become aware of this problem, the sooner it can be fixed and further damage can be avoided. With that in mind we’re going to point out some signs to look for, prevention measures that can be taken, and other things to be aware of.
Concrete Slab Leak Symptoms
- Higher than normal water bill
A sudden jump in your water bill that is clearly out of the ordinary is one possible sign of a water leak in foundation of your home.
- Warm spot on the floor
If there is a plumbing slab leak that is originating from your hot water line then you may notice a warm spot as you’re walking barefoot through your house.
- Slight sound of running water with no identifiable source
This is a symptom that will be associated with any leak, but it is worth keeping in mind and listening for if you suspect that you may have a leak under slab.
- Unexplained water on the floor
If you happen to have young children living in your home, then more often than not the source of the unexplained water can be traced to them. But if you’ve eliminated that possibility via gentle interrogation methods then you may have discovered an indication that you are experiencing a plumbing leak under slab.
Slab Water Leaks Prevention
- Inspect the grading or slope of the ground surrounding your home
For many homeowners this preventive tactic can be a bit out of reach. However, if it is something you can do for your home it can go a long way towards protecting your home against any future water leak in slab.
- Keep your rain gutters clean
This is something that most home owners can easily do. The main purpose of your rain gutter is to divert excess rain water away from your home’s foundation. They can only do that if they are free of debris.
Plumbing Slab Leak Repair Awareness Items
- Typical repair costs can range from $900 to $3,500
Plumbing Repair Causes:
- Age of the home.
- Typically when your home reaches the ripe old age of 25 years or older then things just start to break down due to natural causes and need to be replaced. In this case a repipe is often a good solution.
- Construction defects
- If your home is fairly new (5 years old or newer) and you’re having a plumbing leak repair issue like a slab leak, then it could be due to a construction defect. For example, if a piece of rebar is left next to the copper pipe then a hole in the copper piping can be created over time due to electrolysis.
- If the pipe was kinked a bit when it was installed, then it will wear out more rapidly from the inside out.
Leak Detection Service
Davis Plumbing and Drain Service specializes in slab leak detection and repair. As outlined above, there are several things you can do as a homeowner to improve your odds for avoiding future slab leak repairs. However, when you’re past that point and are in need of a trustworthy and professional plumber to do the job for you, we hope you will choose Davis Plumbing for the job.
Slab Leak Repair Service In Mesa
As a home owner in Mesa Arizona, when you are faced with an emergency plumbing situation you may find it difficult to decide which plumber to trust the repair job to. Plumbing leak detection can be difficult to “Do It Yourself” because most home owners don’t have the tools and equipment on hand to do it right.
Mesa slab leak detection and repair happens to be one of Davis Plumbing & Drain Service’s specialties. Over the years we have detected and repaired hundreds of slab water leaks. When you choose Davis Plumbing to repair your plumbing slab leak, our solid experience produces an efficient, quality, and cost effective outcome for you.
We are proud of our A+ rating with the better business bureau and do our utmost to ensure that each new customer we service agrees with and endorses that A+ rating.
We also believe in educating our customers as much as we can so that they are prepared to minimize potential damage to their home. To this end, we have written some information here that we hope will be helpful to you in dealing with slab leaks in your home.
Chandler Leak Detection And Repair
Chandler homes are just as susceptible to slab leaks as most other homes in Arizona. When searching for a reputable plumbing company to perform your plumbing leak repair, it is important to research the company and make sure that they are experienced in performing that type of plumbing work. Davis Plumbing has provided plumbing leak detection services hundreds of times and we consistently maintain our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Apache Junction Water Leakage Detection
If you live in Apache Junction, AZ, and you’ve been searching for a group of reliable plumbers to handle your plumbing leak under slab problem, we hope you feel that you’ve found what you’re looking for in Davis Plumbing & Drain Service.
Tempe Underground Water Leak Detection
Tempe Arizona currently has a population of around 161,000. According to city-data.com, the number of houses in Tempe is around 67,008. Assuming the percentage we stated at the top of this page holds true (60%), this means that 40,204 homes in Tempe have a slab water leak problem. If you are one of the home owners facing this problem, we hope you will choose Davis Plumbing to take care of your home.
Pipe Leak Repair In Gilbert
In Gilbert the numbers aren’t quite as high. With 37,052 houses (again, according to city-data) there are around 22,231 homes that are experiencing a water leak in their foundation. That’s still a good number of homes, and we are ready to handle any of those concrete slab leaks as soon as you are.