If you suspect that your property has a plumbing leak under your slab, call Isley’s Home Service to schedule an inspection. Call 480-422-5949 now. Read on to learn more about how slab leaks happen, and what to do if you suspect you have one.
A slab leak happens when the pipes in the water lines under your home burst, break, rust or rupture. It’s not actually a leak in the slab; rather, it’s a leak in the pipes under the concrete slab of your home. Common signs that you have a slab leak include:
Isley’s plumbers use noninvasive, state-of-the-art leak-detection technology to look inside the walls and under the floors of your home to pinpoint the source of leaks. We can detect even the most complicated leaks, clear clogs and repair pipes to restore the integrity of your plumbing system. We recommend that you call us for a slab-leak detection inspection if:
You should never let a home maintenance professional break through a floor or wall without having used some sort of leak detection equipment first. This technology allows us to pinpoint the exact location of leaks, so that we minimize the disruption to your home.
Electronics: We use electronics to locate exactly where pipes are located below the concrete floor.
Sound: Isley’s Plumbers use listening devices along the path of the pipe beneath the concrete floor where a leak is.
Thermometer: Leaking hot water will raise the temperature of the structures around it, and we use a laser thermometer to identify those hottest spots.
The price to have a professional come to your business or home to inspect for slab leaks depends on how big your property is. Typical costs are $200 to $300, and at that time, Isley’s professional plumbers will provide you with repair options and an estimate. We also have a network of subcontractors we can recommend for drywall, painting, pest control and other related services.
It might. Isley’s can help you communicate to your homeowners insurance carrier to find out. These are some factors that affect whether the insurance company will pay for damage caused by a slab leak:
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The goal is to do as little damage to the structures of your home as possible. If the leak is small and we can access it with little disruption to your home, we’ll go through the floor or wall to fix it.
However, if the problem is so big that it would require excavation or tearing up your foundation and flooring, we might instead recommend rerouting the plumbing through the walls or up into the attic. This process of re-piping is less intrusive and causes much less disruption in your home.