What is a slab leak? A slab leak is an underground water line that has developed a crack or pin hole leak within the pipe.
What causes slab leaks? Most often a slab leak caused by improperly installed piping
What other causes are behind slab leaks?
What are the warning signs of an underground slab leak?
How can I determine if I have a leak?
Are slab leaks and the resulting water damage covered under my Homeowner Insurance?
It is always best that you refer to your particular insurance policy and written coverage. However, the majority of insurance companies will not cover plumbing. They will cover the resulting water damage on the premise that the leak is a result of a sudden burst or break.
Some insurance carriers will cover the cost associated with locating, accessing and the put back of concrete involved in repairing the actual leak (they won't cover the cost associated with the actual pipe repair).
What is best? A direct repair of the slab leak via the concrete removal and repair, or a above ground pipe re-route?
It is always best to re-route or repipe the water system. If you have had one leak the chances of another leak occurring is high. By eliminating the underground piping you greatly reduce the chances of another flood to your home.
How can I protect my home from having a slab leak or plumbing problems in general?
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We offer '24hr Emergency' Water and Slab Leak Detection Services in Diamond Bar California. We utilize the most advanced "leak detection devices" the industry has to offer. Our leak detection specialists have been trained in the most up to date leak detection methods.
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A leak under a foundation or in front of your home is never pleasant. Rest assured that we use "state-of-the-art" equipment and methodology to keep the inconvenience and mess to a minimum - While finding the problem in the most efficient way possible.
In Diamond Bar and throughout the Southern California - slab leaks are one of the most common plumbing problems. A slab leak by definition is when water pipes inside or underneath the concrete structure of a house (also known as a "slab") start leaking. A slab leak occurs when water pipes underneath a house crack or break. A slab leak starts to cause serious damage to a home when it goes unattended without being fixed or replaced with new pipes. One of the worse things that can happen is when a slab leak starts to cause damage to the structure of a home, through cracked flooring and walls. Considering how badly slab leaks can damage a home they must be first detected and then repaired immediately.
Common Signs of Potential Water Leaks
Sound of Running Water
One of the most common symptoms of a slab leak is typically the sound of running water throughout an area of your home, or the entire home when no faucets are on. If this is something you are experiencing, calling us can save you thousands of dollars. We specialize in Slab Leak Detection and can locate the slab leak in your home the same day we are called.
Cracks in Floors and Walls
If you notice any cracks in the floors and or walls of your home or business it could be the result of a slab leak. Usually cracks in floors and walls take time to develop but they can also occur very rapidly, if you have a crack in the flooring or along the walls of your home that is getting bigger over time or has just appeared consult us immediately, as this could be the sign of a very serious slab leak.
Wet Flooring and Mildew
If you are experiencing Mildew or wet carpets and flooring it is likely that your slab is cracked and therefore the pipes within it are leaking into your home.
Increase in Water Bill
Often times a sudden increase in your monthly water bills can be an indicator of a slab leak. Especially when your water consumption level has not increased above normal levels. A high water bill can also indicate several other types of leaks such as pool and plumbing leaks.
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