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What is a Slab Leak?
A water line leak under a concrete slab is what is commonly called a slab leak. Unfortunately, slab leaks can go undetected for a long time which can further the cost and damage done by the leak. If could start with a slightly higher water bill that may not grab the attention of the homeowner.
While the water leak is under a slab, there may or may not be noise that goes along with the leak. The sound of the water leak may only be able to be heard by special equipment and expert leak detection technicians. The water that is leaking is typically from a water line that could be a hot water line or a cold water line. Occasionally, some people will feel a warm spot under a floor that is caused by a hot water line leak.
Slab Leak Signs
Signs that you have a slab leak can be subtle or can be very obvious. One fairly easy way to know you have a slab leak is an extremely high water bill or one that is way outside of the norm usually means you just filled your Olympic sized pool or a good indicator you have a water leak. If you have checked all your faucets and toilets to make sure they are not leaking and you still show signs of a water leak, then the chances are even greater you have a slab leak.
Some more obvious signs you have a slab leak might be a wet carpet or moister seeping up through the slab. Another sign maybe moldy floors. In Palm Beach County and throughout Florida, damp and wet floors are not out of the ordinary when you think about the rainy season or homes near the beach, so rule out any weather events before you consider a slab leak. Water is an amazing traveler. There could be a leak in the roof traveling down through the walls or such a high water table due to heavy rains.
Slab Leak Detection
So now that you know you probably have a slab leak, how can you locate it if there are no visible signs? At All Star Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, we employ a variety of techniques to solve a hidden slab leak. Depending on a number of factors, there may actually be a better option that locating the leak including rerouting the water line.
Certain old piping such as polybutylene pipes or blue poly are known for their problems with leaks. So rather that keep fixing faulty defective pipes over and over again, the better option may be to replace the entire water line or reroute the entire water line to avoid more problem leaks later.
Slab Leak Repair Cost
You may be wondering if your homeowners insurance policy will cover the cost of the slab leak repair. Florida homeowners should always check their homeowners insurance policy to find out what potentially may be covered. You should ask questions such as is the leak detection covered. If there is mold, will your insurance company cover the cost of mold remediation.
In the case of a bad slab leak, there could be water damage. Does your policy cover water damage caused by a water line break? The cost of a slab leak depends on too may factors to generalize, but the best way to make sure you are getting a good value is to educate yourself in the matter and ask several experts.
Do you want a short term fix or are you more in line with the mindset to avoid future problems? Get a few quotes for the same exact work, otherwise the prices could vary greatly. At All Star Plumbing & Drain Cleaning we provide up front pricing and give you all the options to make sure the job is done right and you make the best choice for your home. We provide not only the expert repairs, but the peace of mind that comes with a job done right the first time.