How do I know if there is a slab leak?
Do you feel a warm spot as you’re walking barefoot through your home? Have you noticed higher than usual gas, electric, and water bill? If so, then you might have a slab leak in your home or place of business.
What is a Slab Leak
A slab leak is a water distribution system leak and can be challenging to identify and locate.
Repairing Slab leaks
At Phoenix Plumbing and Drain Service, we are experts in slableak repair and reroutes. First we must determine where the slableak is located. We use a locating company to mark out where the pipes are located and where the pipes roll up into the walls at the manifold. Then, the locating company uses a listening device to pinpoint where the leak is. If your slableak needs repaired, we typically jackhammer and remove the concrete and excavate the soil to expose the piping. Once the piping is exposed, we cut out a section of pipe and install new pipe with repair cuplings. All pipes are brazed under concrete slabs. Once the pipes are repaired we wrap them to make certain that we protect the area that was disturbed.
Reroutes are another option when slableaks occur. Instead of breaking through the concrete, we expose the manifolds in the walls and pinpoint what line is leaking. Once we can determine which pipe is leaking, we reroute the line through the walls and ceiling from point a to point b. This eliminates the entire line underground, which will ensure no further leaks on that line. Due to water and soil quality in Arizona, reroutes are usually the preferred option over slableak repairs. At Phoenix Plumbing and Drain Service, we pride ourselves on helping you make the best decision for your home.
Call Phoenix Plumbing and Drain Service today to assist you in determining whether you need a slableak repair or reroute in your home or place of business.