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Riverside County: Why you can benefit from a slab leak repair

April 7, 2021 at 4:00 AM
This is a picture of a concrete slab needing slab leak repair.

Are your water bills higher than usual? Do you notice puddles near your foundation or hot spots on the floor? You could be dealing with a slab leak, and should have it repaired as quickly as possible. A professional plumbing company like American Plumbing Service can identify and fix your leak so it’s no longer an issue. There are a number of benefits to slab leak repair, and we can achieve them for you.

What is a slab leak?

Most houses are built on top of a concrete slab foundation. When a plumbing system leaks underneath that slab, the water seeps up through the concrete and creates a slab leak, which can damage the slab and cause problems for your home’s structural integrity.

Slab leaks occur for a number of reasons, including low-quality pipes or damaged pipes due to poor installation, poor water quality, corrosion, water flowing at the wrong pressure, and more. Earthquakes can also cause buildings to slightly shift and put pressure on the pipes.

Why are slab leaks a problem?

Since the pipes are underground and not visible, it’s not always easy to identify a slab leak right away. When you do realize you have a slab leak, it’s important to have it repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Slab leaks can also cause mold and mildew to grow, create puddles along the exterior walls of your home, from cracks in your foundation, make your water bills higher than usual, and more. A slab leak that is not dealt with in a timely manner can get worse over time.

How are slab leaks repaired?

There are multiple ways to fix slab leaks, and a professional plumber will be able to determine the best solution for your home. For minor damage, epoxy may be used to line the pipe and prevent water from leaking out. For more significant damage, it may be better to abandon the old, damaged pipes and install new pipes. Breaking the concrete slab in order to reach and fix a small section of pipe is also an option. American Plumbing Service will assess the situation and propose the best solution for your unique situation.

Benefits of slab leak repair

Repairing slab leaks offers a number of benefits for your home and your family.

Minimizes damage

By having the leak repaired as soon as possible, you minimize the amount of water damage the leak causes. If the leak is left alone, it will continue to cause more and more damage to your home, so repairing it in a timely manner is crucial for keeping your home in good condition.

Reduces costs

Not only does slab leak repair resolve current plumbing and concrete issues, by stopping the damage from getting worse, it prevents the need for more complex and costly repairs down the road. Repairing slab leaks also helps your water bill return to normal since you’re no longer losing water via underground leaks.

Prevents health issues

Water trapped underneath your concrete can cause mold and mildew to grow, which puts your family’s health at risk. Fixing plumbing issues quickly helps prevent mold and mildew from growing and helps keep your family healthy.

Contact American Plumbing Service for slab leak repair

Don’t delay in getting your slab leak repaired. The experts at American Plumbing Service are ready to help. We’re a family-owned and operated company based in Menifee, CA and proudly serve the Menifee, Wildomar, Temecula, and Murrieta communities. Whether you need slab leak repair, tankless water installation and repair, or some other plumbing service, we can get the job done right.

Contact us today to book an appointment.