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Slab Leak

DO YOU HAVE A SLAB LEAK?

THE ANSWER MAY BE YES, IF YOU'RE NOTICING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

THE SOUND OF WATER RUNNING WHEN NO FIXTURES ARE ON
INSTANT HOT WATER AT FIXTURES THAT DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE
HOT SPOT(S) ON THE FLOOR HIGH WATER BILLS
  LACK OF HOT WATER 




WHAT CAUSES PIPE LEAKS?

Poor installation, for one thing.  Kinked pipes, pipes which are rubbing on rocks, are all reasons for leaks.

Local soil conditions can also cause leaks.  Pipes can corrode from the outside in.

Soil conditions can corrode pipes from the inside out.  If this is the reason for your slab leak, you can count on more than one leak!


DIFFERENT TYPES OF PIPE LEAK REPAIR:


UNDERSLAB REPAIR
The slab is jackhammered to expose and repair or replace only the section of water pipe that is leaking.  The old, deteriorated pipe system is left substantially unchanged.  Usually this is the least expensive option, but it can involve significant damage to the interior of your home, as flooring will need to be replaced, and it leaves you with a high possibility of future underslab plumbing leaks.


REROUTE
When it's not practical or economical to repair the leaking pipe(s) under your slab, the best option may be to replace those section(s) of pipe which are leaking with new pipes which we run overhead, bypassing a portion of your existing water system.  This rerouting of a portion of your pipes minimizes, but does not eliminate the possibility of future water pipe leaks, as much of the old, deteriorated system remains.


HOT SIDE REROUTE
All hot water pipes are replaced with new pipes run overhead, bypassing the leaking pipes.  This eliminates the potential for slab leaks in the hot water piping system.  Most slab leaks occur in the hot water pipes, however, cold water pipes can, and do, produce slab leaks.  Many homeowners opt for a complete hot and cold water REPIPE in order to gain the best assurance against future plumbing leaks.


There are many reasons why you should not ignore symptoms of a slab or underground water leak:

Leaky pipes (slab leaks) are inconvenient: you may not have hot water when you want it.  Water leaks (slab leaks) are expensive: you could be paying for gallons of wasted water each day.  And, underground slab leaks can cause serious structural problems:  enough water under your concrete slab could, over time, undermine the slab and/or cause settling issues which might have an effect on the structural integrity of your home.

If you suspect you have a leaky pipe.  Proper leak detection and slab leak repair by an experienced is important.


IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE A LEAKY PIPE

CALL THE EXPERTS AT ANY DRAIN CO


CALL NOW FOR SERVICE (909) 466-8100 OR (626) 358-3399