A slab leak is a leak in the water pipes that run beneath the concrete slab foundation of a home. These leaks can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor installation, corrosion, and shifting of the foundation.
To repair a slab leak, the first step is to locate the leak. Sirius Plumbing & Air Conditioning uses specialized equipment that can detect the location of the leak without damaging the slab. Once the leak is located, the damaged pipe section can be removed and replaced with a new pipe.
There are several methods for repairing a slab leak, including:
- Breaking through the slab: This involves breaking through the concrete slab to access the damaged pipe. This method is effective but can be costly and time-consuming.
- Epoxy pipe coating: This involves coating the inside of the damaged pipe with epoxy resin, which seals the leak and prevents further corrosion.
- Re-routing the pipe: This involves rerouting the water line around the damaged section of pipe, which can be a more cost-effective solution.
It’s important to hire a licensed plumber with experience in slab leak repair to ensure the repair is done correctly and safely. At Sirius Plumbing & Air Conditioning we employ fully licensed technicians to ensure your repair is done right.
If a slab leak goes untreated, it can lead to several serious problems, including:
- Water damage: A slab leak can cause water to seep into the building’s foundation, walls, and floors, leading to water damage, mold growth, and structural damage.
- Increased water bills: A slab leak can cause your water bill to increase significantly, as water is constantly flowing out of the damaged pipe.
- Decreased water pressure: If the water pressure in your home is low, it could be due to a slab leak, which can restrict the flow of water to your faucets, showers, and other water fixtures.
- Health hazards: A slab leak can cause mold growth, which can lead to respiratory problems, allergies, and other health issues.
- Foundation damage: If left untreated for a long time, a slab leak can cause the home’s foundation to shift and crack, which can lead to serious structural damage.
It’s important to hire a licensed plumber to do slab leak repair for several reasons:
- Knowledge and expertise: Our licensed plumbers have the knowledge and expertise necessary to accurately diagnose and repair slab leaks. At Sirius Plumbing & Air Conditioning our technicians have undergone extensive training and testing to become licensed, and are required to stay up-to-date with the latest plumbing techniques and technologies.
- Safety: Slab leak repair can be a dangerous job, especially if it involves breaking through the concrete slab. Sirius Plumbing & Air Conditioning has the proper tools and safety equipment to perform the repair safely, minimizing the risk of injury to themselves and others.
- Code compliance: Licensed plumbers are familiar with local plumbing codes and regulations, and will ensure that the repair is done in compliance with these codes. This is important not only for safety reasons, but also to avoid any legal or financial liabilities that could arise from non-compliance.
- Insurance coverage: Hiring a licensed plumber can protect you from liability in case of any accidents or damage that may occur during the repair. Sirius Plumbing & Air Conditioning has you covered. Our company and technicians are fully insured.
- Quality workmanship: Our technicians take pride in their work and strive to provide quality workmanship. They will ensure that the repair is done correctly and will stand behind their work with warranties and guarantees.
Overall, hiring a licensed plumber to do slab leak repair ensures that the job is done safely, correctly, and in compliance with local codes and regulations. It’s important to always hire a licensed professional for any plumbing work to ensure the safety and integrity of your building’s plumbing system.
Our promise to you is to be honest, committed and caring when it comes to you, your family and your home. To schedule your service call 972-235-6600. Or you can visit us online at SiriusPAC.com. At Sirius, our goal is to make lives better for our customers and team members every day. You can trust your home to Sirius Plumbing and Air Conditioning for work that is done right, guaranteed.