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What Are Slab Leaks and Why Do I Need a Plumber to Fix One?


When plumbing leaks occur anywhere on your property, they require immediate professional attention. Leaks can dramatically increase your water usage, leading to higher utilities, reduced water pressure, potential flooding, and structural damage.

A slab leak is a leak that occurs underneath the concrete foundation of your home. A slab leak is a serious issue, as it may be difficult to detect, and water may pool underneath the concrete leading to foundational damage. While any type of leak threatens to damage your home, a slab leak can be particularly devastating because there may be some delay in detection. In many cases, your insurance won’t cover you if the damage has progressed too far, which is why early detection is key.

Detecting a Slab Leak

If you notice the signs of a slab leak and call a professional for repairs early on, you may reduce the potential damage to your home and keep any renovation costs to a minimum. A telltale sign of a slab leak is cracks in the walls of your home. Unfortunately, when cracks begin to form in the foundation of your home, they could cause a chain reaction that causes cracks to form along the walls or windows. When this happens, the damage is unsafe to the members of your household, and you’ll need repairs right away.

However, you can detect slab leaks earlier by paying attention to a few key factors. Listen for the sound of rushing water and watch for unusual water spots that appear to be coming from underneath your property. Check your water bills for any recent inconsistencies. And pay attention to reduced water pressure in your home, which is always a sign that you should call a plumber.

Repairing a Slab Leak

Repairing a slab leak is a difficult job, as it requires pinning down the exact location of a leak. For the inexperienced technician, this means dismantling some areas of your property. However, experts have listening devices and sensors that help plumbers to detect the precise area of the leak before making any major decisions about repair.

You’ll need professionals with the right tools and a keen sense of detection to help spot one of the most difficult plumbing leaks. When you require professional plumbing in Pocatello, ID for residential and mobile homes, call the experts at Advanced Home Services.

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