Slab Leak Detection & Repair in Lake Worth, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, FL
Did you know that water and sewage pipes beneath the slab of your home can leak and damage your flooring, walls, ceilings, and carpets? If this happens, it can create a lot of damage and lead to major expenses in repairs.
Here are signs that may tell you if there are slab leaks in your home:
- There are wet spots on your carpet or floor.
- You have unusually low water pressure.
- Your water bill has gone up, but your water use hasn’t.
- There are hot spots on your floor.
- You hear the sound of water running when no water is running.
Slabs can develop leaks for several reasons. In Florida, the land we build our homes on is made up of shallow surface soils with relatively loose sands, clays, and decaying organic material. This can lead to shifting foundations, especially if the workmanship on your home was not the best. As the foundation shifts, pipes can become damaged, thus causing leaks. Other causes include high water pressure or pipes that have succumbed to chemically based corrosion.
If you see any of the signs mentioned above, we recommend that you call General Plumbing as soon as possible to prevent further damage. We specialize in slab leak repair in West Palm Beach. Our experts use advanced technology to determine the source of leaks and a variety of ways to repair the leaks without tearing up your home’s entire slab. If there is extensive damage that has already occurred, our plumbing professionals can re-pipe your system with pipes that will be less susceptible to shifting foundations.
Wherever the leaks are occurring in your home, or whatever is causing your leaks, General Plumbing will get to the bottom of it and make your home’s water system as good as new.
Average Slab Leak Repair Cost
We get this question often. Often a hot water slab leak it’s easier to locate the leak because of the hot spots. Cold water slab leaks require an analysis of the home to check each fixture by pressurizing the line with a pressure gauge on one of the hose bibs to see if the gage level drops. Once it’s determined it’s a cold water slab leak, General Plumbing uses an electronic sound device that allows our experts to hear and pinpoint leaks under a concrete slab. The location process usually takes between one and two hours. An experienced slab leak locator will be able to locate the leak in most cases precisely. If you’d like to talk to an experienced slab leak detection expert, give us a call today.
Slab Leak Detection May Include
When it comes to detecting the source of your slab leak, this should always be done carefully and thoroughly – you should never have to destroy your property just to locate a leak!
Once the leak has been detected, it’s time to begin considering your repair options. General Plumbing’s team of skilled plumbing technicians may use one of the following methods for repairing your slab leak:
- Epoxy pipe coating. Mostly used when your plumbing system encounters small leaks, epoxy pipe coating is used to coat the interior of your plumbing.
- Re-piping or re-routing. This process involves replacing the entire faulty plumbing line.
- Spot repair. This type of repair involves only treating the source of the leak.
What are the different types of leak detection options for slab leaks?
Often a hot water slab leak it’s easier to locate the leak because of the hot spots. Cold water slab leaks require an analysis of the home to check each fixture by pressurizing the line with a pressure gauge on one of the hose bibs to see if the gauge level drops. Once it’s determined it’s a cold water slab leak, General Plumbing uses an electronic sound device that allows our experts to hear and pinpoint leaks under a concrete slab. The location process usually takes between one and two hours. An experienced slab leak locator will be able to precisely locate the leak in most cases.
What are the signs of a slab leak?
Are you worried that you may have a slab leak on your hands? Here are some of the most common signs of slab leaks, to be on the lookout for:
- You can hear running water…even though you’re confident that all the water sources have been turned off.
- There are wet spots or pools of moisture on the ground that are unrelated to any other plumbing issues.
- You experience a sudden spike in your water bill.
- There is mold growth on your floor or underneath your carpets.
Any one of these signs may mean that your slab has become cracked, and is leaking – call General Plumbing’s slab leak experts today, to ensure that the problem is 100% corrected!