Slab leaks are a serious problem, and if you’re a homeowner here in Garland, TX, it’s usually cause for concern. Usually, leaks in your plumbing can be solved pretty quickly by any licensed plumbing service worth their salt can take care of it. But slab leaks are different. They take place beneath the foundation of your home and in some cases come from pipes actually embedded in the concrete itself. Accordingly, it can take weeks or even months to spot them, and by the time you do, they can cause serious damage to the foundation, necessitating serious and very costly repairs.
You can help your cause out by checking for signs of a slab leak: higher bills, cold spots on the concrete, puddles around the foundation and possible signs of dripping or running water near the spot of the leak. when that happens, shut off the water in your home and call in a qualified plumber. He or she can analyze the situation and develop a plan to get it resolved. That typically involves one of two paths:
Diverting the Pipe
Depending on the nature and location of the leak, it may be possible to simply route a new length of pipe around your foundation — making it much easier to deal with any future problems. More importantly, it doesn’t involve digging into the foundation itself, which can be expensive.
Unfortunately, in some cases, you’re going to have to open up the concrete of the foundation to get to the leak. A trained plumbing service can handle it, but they need to work closely with your insurance company to make sure all the costs are taken care of and the operation is conducted to everyone’s satisfaction.
For top-notch slab leak repairs, call the pros at Hutchins Plumbing and Air Conditioning.