Slab Leak Repair in San Francisco, CA, and Surrounding Areas
It may be difficult to detect slab leaks but if you find one it is crucial that you address it right away. These are some of the common signs of a slab leak; high water bills, low water pressure, mold problems, or excess water around the home’s foundation. An expert in slab repair can resolve the issue no matter where the origin of the problem is.
It can be difficult to determine the location of the slab leak without specialized tools. A technician can easily determine the location and discuss a solution with the homeowner.
How Slab Leak Is Repaired?
There are different factors that can cause slab leaks in a home. The type of repair that will be done on your slab is dependent on the kind of leak that it has. Slab leaks can be caused by soil corrosion on copper pipes, pipe damage from construction or remodeling jobs, improper installation of pipes, or shifting ground and foundation.
Prolonged contact between soil and copper pipes can cause a chemical reaction. The result of that chemical reaction is corrosion, which often leads to leaks. Soil isn’t the only component homeowners need to stress over, in any case. Other things, such as concrete, gravel, and rocks can result in damage if pipes shift or expand into these surfaces.
Abrasions from the surrounding soil material can also cause leaks to form. When the ground shifts this can heighten the risk for pipe abrasions and damage.
Jackhammer the slab
A specialist may need to jackhammer through the slab to get a good view of the slab leakage. By doing this, they can find the source of the leak and replace the copper pipes as needed. Surprisingly, this can often be the least expensive repair solution.
Reroute water lines
In case where the leak is in a pipe that’s under expensive flooring or fixtures, it’s less expensive for a repairman to reroute existing water lines instead of replacing the pipes. In the case of rerouting, the damaged pipes may be left in walls or flooring as they will do no more harm since water will no longer be running through them.
While your insurance coverage might allow for foundation issues, it may not include reimbursement for getting new pipes. If you know that there is a slab leak and you decide to ignore this, then the chances are very high that your insurance will refuse to cover this. If you experience water damage because of this leak and you have ignored it, then you won’t get covered. If you even suspect a slab leak, call in a professional right away, before the problem can get any worse, or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. We provide quality services in the following locations: