Slab leaks can cause extensive damage to your home and property, including flooding your house and lawn, wrecking your pipes, and leading to the growth of mold and mildew. To prevent these problems from occurring, it’s important to have any suspected leak inspected and repaired as soon as possible. Call Bryco Plumbing today for foundation leak detections and repairs in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles, CA areas. We bring more than 30 years of experience to every job!
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What Is a Slab Leak?
Slab leaks occur below the concrete foundation of your home. Because of their location, these leaks can cause extensive damage as they can go unnoticed for a long time.
These leaks can cause flood damage to your home, wreck your lawn, and create issues with your piping system. They can allow moisture into your home, which can cause mold, mildew, and bacteria to form, leading to health problems for your entire family. That’s why if you suspect a slab leak, call us to schedule repairs as soon as possible.
Signs You Have a Slab Leak
Because slab leaks are located under the foundation of your home, they can be difficult to detect. Fortunately, there are signs you can watch for that can indicate a leak:
- Your monthly water bills are increasing without a change in your usage.
- You can hear the sound of running water in your home when you don’t have any faucets turned on.
- You notice cold or hot spots on your foundation.
- You see cracks in the base of the walls or the foundation or other visible signs of damage.
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How Professionals Repair Slab Leaks
Slab leaks are definitely not a plumbing issue you should attempt to repair by yourself. These should only be handled by experienced professionals. After detecting and diagnosing a leak, a plumber will perform the following services to fix the problem:
- Use advanced home foundation leak detection methods like video camera inspection technology to inspect the leak and find the exact location of the issue.
- Open the slab and repair the leak at the exact spot of the problem.
- If you have older plumbing, a technician can determine if he or she will need to replace or reroute the entire line.
- If there are a series of small leaks in the line, a professional will apply an epoxy pipe covering to repair the issues. This is placed inside the pipes and can help you avoid a costly reconstruction.