Slab Leak Repair
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Slab Leak Repair
A slab leak (or foundation leak) is the plumbing industry term for a small hole that has developed in a copper water line below the concrete slab of your home. At Thompson & Thompson we have over 40 years experience locating and repairing even the most complex slab leaks.
FINDING YOUR SLAB LEAK
Breaking into the slab or foundation of your home without 100% positive confirmation of a leak location is not what we do. Locating a slab leak requires a skilled and licensed plumber with technical expertise.
Locating leaks non-destructively requires the use of modern tools such as electronic amplification equipment and electromagnetic pipeline locators. With the proper equipment, leaks can be found and repaired with minimal disruption to your property. In many cases, only a single floor tile needs to be removed and replaced. Thompson & Thompson’s highly trained technicians use the most up to date detection equipment to accurately locate the leak to save time and money.
HOW CAN I TELL IF I HAVE A SLAB LEAK
Here are some of the most common slab leak symptoms:
● Higher water bill than your neighbor
● Sound of water running with no faucets open
● Hot spots on the floor
● Wet base boards
● Water on the floor
● Mildew, mold or excessive moisture under carpets
If you see or hear any of the above, call us immediately. The sooner we address the problem the better.
WHAT CAUSES A SLAB LEAK?
There are four main causes for slab leaks:
- A chemical interaction between the pipes and the water
- Foundation shifting
- Overly high water pressure
- Substandard plumbing with inferior materials
SLAB LEAK REPAIR OPTIONS
Once we have located the leak using state of the art electronic amplification equipment or gas tracer systems, we can ascertain which option will work best. Leak detection with minimal destruction of the surrounding environment is something we strive for at Savannah Thompson & Thompson. Options for repairing a slab leak may include:
We can open up the slab at the spot of the leak and repair it.
Replace the entire line that was leaking.
Contact Savannah, GA., plumbing experts at (912) 330-4773 . They can analyze and locate your slab leak and implement an affordable solution that will lower your bills and save the concrete of your foundation.