Slab Leak Repairs in Phoenix from Cool Touch
A slab leak is a significant issue that can cause damage to your home if not caught and repaired quickly. While most symptoms of slab leaks are not evident right away, there are a few ways to find, note, and repair a slab leak well before it becomes a major issue.
If you suspect a slab leak in your home or you are concerned about a problem that might be an indicator, call the Phoenix plumbers at Cool Touch today for immediate, professional service. We have been assisting client with slab leaks in Phoenix for years. Contact Cool Touch today
Identifying a Phoenix Slab Leak
Slab leaks occur when the original piping that was installed in your home starts to leak beneath or inside the concrete foundation. This can occur in any concrete slab that is part of your home, including the driveway, a concrete balcony, or your patio. When the leak starts, it slowly diffuses into the concrete and weakens the structure. Eventually it will show up as cracks in the concrete, but for such surface cracks to appear, the leak needs to continue for some time unimpeded.
So, to ensure this does not occur, you should be on the lookout for possible signs of a slab leak. Early warning signs include things such as high water bills. Water will start to leak through those pipes and therefore your bill will increase (assuming it occurs after the meter). Another common symptom is that there is standing water in your home, either in the basement or the first floor above the foundation. If water is coming up into the middle of the room, it is almost assuredly a slab leak.
If either of these things occurs, you should call a Phoenix plumber for assistance right away.
Repairing a Phoenix Slab Leak
Once the slab leak is identified, the process of repairing it begins. To start, we must find the source of the leak. Using the newest technology available for leak detection, we will carefully inspect your home’s plumbing and pinpoint the loss of pressure, so we can repair the leak fast. Because digging is often required to access the affected pipe, it is important to find the right one quickly, so the excavation process can be as minimal as possible.
There are some instances when digging can be avoided altogether. In such cases, we will work carefully to keep your home from experiencing any unnecessary damage. Even if digging is required, the impact is minimal.
Once the leak is patched and the concrete sealed, you should keep a close eye on your foundation or concrete slab and ensure a new leak does not occur. While the original leak is patched, it is always possible that poor installation caused the problem, and leakage will recur in a different part of your plumbing system.
For all of your Phoenix slab leak repair needs, call the experts of Cool Touch today. We can inspect your home, find the slab leak, and repair it fast so that it does not become a major issue for your family in the future.