When it comes to plumbing, there is little else that is as frustrating as having to try and detect and deal with slab leaks. Not only do these leaks lead to high water bills if they are not detected and repaired as quickly as possible; they can cause a severe amount of structural damage if they are not attended to in time. Slab leaks are also best left to expert plumbers to repair, as this will ensure that the work is done properly the first time round.
What is a Slab Leak?
Put simply, a slab leak is a leak that occurs in a water line that runs below the concrete flooring of a building. This makes them extremely difficult for the average person to detect, which is why it is imperative that you hire the services of a qualified and experienced plumber instead. These artisans have been trained to detect under floor leaks as quickly and efficiently as possible – many of them now have electronic leak detection systems to make the job easier as well. If detected early, a plumber will usually be able to repair these leaks relatively quickly.
The Cost of Ignoring Slab Leaks
Many property owners make the mistake of ignoring slab leaks, thinking that the problem will ‘resolve itself over time.’ However, as with any other type of leak, slab leaks will cause a tremendous amount of structural damage over time if they are left unattended. Dampness and crumbling of concrete foundations are just two issues that will present themselves over time – both of which will be extremely costly to repair. While it may cost a few hundred dollars to get a slab leak repaired as soon as it has been detected, leaving it indefinitely could result in repairs worth thousands of dollars needing to be made over time, especially if any form of mold becomes an issue.
When looking for a plumber to perform slab leak repairs, it is essential that the one you choose is honest, reputable, experienced and insured. This will help ensure that the job is done properly and according to current plumbing industry standards. If you would like to use the services of an experienced plumber to detect whether any slab leaks are present on your property, pick up the phone and call us to schedule an appointment today.
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