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Slab leaks are no laughing matter. Left untreated, they can cause serious damage to your home and compromise its structural integrity. If you’re suddenly noticing water spots on your floors, wall or floor cracks, or higher water bills with no associated explanation, a slab leak could be to blame.
At Simply Better Plumbing and Drain Inc., we have the tools and experience to identify and fix slab leaks. Using state-of-the-art equipment, we’ll diagnose the problem at hand in the least invasive manner possible and present you with solutions for a fix.
Ignoring a slab leak could be one of the costliest decisions you’ll make as a homeowner. So don’t delay: Contact Simply Better Plumbing and Drain Inc. today and ask about our slab leak repair services. One call could end up saving you a world of hassle.
Leaks happen to most properties over time, some of which are more difficult to deal with that others. At Simply Better we’re always happy to identify and repair any leaks, no matter how complex they may be.
Is your property exhibiting any of these common problems:
If yes, there could be a slab leak. Although this isn’t one of the most well-known plumbing terms, it’s actually a very common problem in the Phoenix and The Valley area. Occurring in properties built on a concrete foundation, leaks occur when the slabs become cracked and damaged over time. There are many causes, the most common being:
Ground shift- As properties age, their weight takes its toll on the foundations beneath, leading to a shift in the ground itself. This movement puts pressure on the water lines, leading to leaks and cracks. The damage caused to the ground is lot like the effect of an earthquake, except it happens slowly over time.
Faulty wrapping- Pipes naturally expand and contract as water is passed through them (hot water in particular). Mostly this movement goes unnoticed and doesn’t cause any damage, but if the materials the pipes are wrapped in have been incorrectly installed, they are left open to damage. In this case it’s not a case of if you’ll have a leak, but when- so it’s always best to have a professional come and check out the situation before any problems occur.
Damaged water lines- When concrete slabs are laid, sometimes damage is caused to the water lines beneath. Although a small cut or nick may go unnoticed, daily wear and tear can lead to further damage as time goes by.
Electrolysis- although a term more commonly used in beauty salons, this is a chemical phenomenon that can happen in any property with copper piping. It happens when the minerals in the soil underneath the building comes into contact with the copper in the pipes, leading to erosion and ultimately leaks.
How Simply Better will find and fix your leak
It’s essential that any complex plumbing work is undertaken by a trained professional, so never attempt to look for a slab leak yourself. This is a painstaking, complex and highly technical process that requires a lot of expertise, so we’ll always be more than happy to take a look for you.
We use a number of methods and tools to identify leaks and deal with them effectively. These include:
Where possible, we prefer to use non-invasive methods as they are less costly and disruptive, meaning we may only need to replace one or two floor tiles instead of digging up your entire floor. Our aim is always to provide you with a lasting solution that’s reasonably priced, so we’ll never replace the whole floor unless absolutely necessary.
As well as slab leaks, we also deal with other leaks like gas leaks, cracks in pipes and damaged sinks and tubs. If your Phoenix and The Valley property is suffering from a leak, it’s always best to act fast. Call Simply Better today and we’ll come out to assess the situation before presenting you with the most efficient and cost effective solution.