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Ask a Raleigh Plumber: What Are Slab Leaks?

One of the most common and yet most difficult repairs to make in home plumbing are to slab leaks. Almost every home can experience trouble with slab leaks, and the repair work requires plumbers with the best training and hands-on experience. If you have the right technicians on the job, there’s no reason that having slab leak repairs should cause you any more trouble than other types of leaks that can occur in your home.

But what are slab leaks? And how do I know I have one Plumbers hear these questions often. We’ll take some time to explain slab leaks and their detection. When you think you need a plumber in Raleigh, NC to fix a slab leak, make the call to JD Service Now. We’re ready to help you 7 days a week.

Slab leaks: what they are, how to know you have one, and how we fix them

Slab leak? is a term plumbers use for any leak that occurs in a water line that runs under the concrete floors of a house (or commercial building). A slab leak can be large or small; it’s the location that makes it a serious issue and difficult fix.

Slab leaks can occur because of improper original installation, problems with soldering, ground shifting, or a reaction between water and the copper pipes. They are more likely to occur in older galvanized steel pipes, which are prone to weakening from corrosion as they age.

Some signs you may have a slab leak: the sound of running water after water flow is shut off; warm spots on the floor; cracking in concrete flooring; mildew on the floors; and inexplicably high water bills. Any of these is reason to call a plumber to investigate to see if there is a slab leak.

Slab leak repairs do not necessarily require plumbers to jackhammer into your concrete floors. Skilled plumbers use high-tech leak detection listening equipment to pinpoint the exact location of the leak, and sometimes use an in-pipe coating to solve the trouble, or a small opening into the slab. The necessary steps will depend on the size and kind of slab leak.

Please take slab leak seriously

Even if the slab leak is a small one, it can lead to catastrophic damage if left alone. Water pressure is a powerful force that can lead to expensive structural damage to your floors, and the growth of mildew and mold can cause further material damage as well as cause unpleasant odors in your home and consequences for your health. If you suspect a slab leak, call an experienced plumber in Raleigh, NC right away and have the issue dealt with before it becomes worse.

JD Service Now is a licensed, bonded, and insured plumbing service that can deliver you the quality repairs you need with the least inconvenience.

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