A slab leak is a leak that runs along the underside of your home’s foundation. It can cause major structural damage to your home. A slab leak is usually caused by faulty plumbing, which becomes exposed when too much pressure builds up inside the pipes.

A slab leak is considered to be one of the most potentially destructive and yet often overlooked plumbing problems in a home.

A leaking pipe that runs under your house, can cause water damage to countless areas of your home’s foundation and contents, even just a slow drip over time can cause serious damage which might not be discovered until it is too late. Most slab leaks start out as small pinhole size cracks but over time they grow larger and sewers lines need to be replaced. The cost of preventing the leak is much less than the cost to repair the damage that has already occurred.

If you think about it, there would be only 3 reasons why you had a slab leak:

1) You got lucky and your line was exactly where it needed to be, but someone cut through it accidentally

2) Your house is on top of an abandoned system that used hydronic heating (which involves pipes underneath the home’s foundation), or

3) Someone decided they wanted to save a few bucks and not use the hydronic heating system.

To repair this type of leak, your plumbing must be exposed so that it can be identified and repaired or replaced, which can lead to significant water damage if it goes unchecked over a long period of time. If you don’t know what you’re doing, trying to DIY can result in mishandling the problem causing further issues such as mold growth, structural damage, and other expensive surprises that could cost thousands of dollars out-of-pocket to either fix or replace those damages all because you didn’t want to call a plumber right away. The longer you wait with a slab leak, the bigger and more expensive it will get, so we suggest you call a plumber right away and let us handle the problem and lessen your headache and cost in damages related to this.

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