Have a Slab Leak? Here’s Your Next Steps

Is your water bill climbing higher and higher each month? Do you find yourself waking up to the sound of rushing water through your walls? These are just a few signs that you may have a slab leak. The leak detection services at Spring Valley Plumbing and Drain can help you discover the source of your slab leak and make repairs in no time at all.

What Is a Slab Leak?

These leaks are also commonly called foundation leaks. They happen underneath the concrete slab your home rests on. They can occur underneath basement floors and also beneath the flooring in homes that do not have basements. A slab leak can happen for any number of reasons, including:

  • Amateur or improper plumbing installation
  • Wear and tear
  • Deterioration due to corrosion
  • Poor water quality
  • Inadequate or to forceful of water pressure

One of our qualified plumbers can help you determine the exact cause of your leak using innovative technology.

Electronic Leak Detection Equipment Finds Leaks Fast

When you need to find the source of a slab leak fast, electronic leak detection gets the job done without tearing up large portions of your basement or flooring. Years ago companies used a technique affectionately called the “search and destroy” method to find elusive slab leaks. This method resulted in a lot of mess for the homeowner and huge repair bills.

We use electronic equipment to find leaks without destroying your home. This equipment can pick up on sounds like air escaping from the pipes to determine the exact location of a leak. Technicians that are trained and qualified to use this state-of-the-art equipment can find the source of the leak and make non-invasive repairs. Examples of electronic leak detection include:

  • Electromagnetic pipeline locators
  • Infrared technology

Repairing Slab Leaks

Once a slab leak is located it is important to make repairs to prevent the leak from happening again. A technician will evaluate the situation and provide you with practical solutions that may include:

  • Epoxy filling
  • Pipe rerouting
  • Pipe replacement
  • Grading correction for landscaping problems

As soon as you suspect you may have a slab leak, give us a call. It’s important to take care of the problem without delay to avoid any structural issues. We’re here for you 24/7!



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