Leaks of any kind are bad news when it comes to your plumbing. They often go unnoticed for a long period of time, until they cause extensive water damage that marks their presence. That is, unless there’s a large rupture, which is more noticeable but causes just as much damage in a much shorter period of time. Slab leaks, however, are quite possibly the worst kind of leaks you can deal with in your home. Read on to find out more about slab leaks, and how to deal with them.
Your home is more than likely built on a large concrete foundation, known as a slab. This slab is meant to stabilize the home. A number of pipes run under the slab, coming up through it and into the home. These include your water and sewer lines. A slab leak is when one of those pipes springs a leak, bubbles up through the slab and into the home.
Slab leaks are a huge problem for a number of reasons. First, they are difficult to detect. The way that most homeowners find out that they have a slab leak is by noticing water mysteriously coming up under their floorboards. Second, once found, they are very difficult to get to.
Slab Leak Detection and Repair
Fortunately, advances in modern professional plumbing have provided easier ways to find and fix slab leaks. Special listening devices can pinpoint the exact location of the slab leak. Then, special drilling techniques can be used to reach and repair the leak without damaging the slab. Just make sure that you trust the best contractor you can find with your slab leak services.
If you think you may have a slab leak, call Saddleback Plumbing. We offer a full range of slab leak detection and repair services in Laguna Hills, CA.