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Slab Leak Detection and Repair Services in Boerne, TX
Few plumbing operations are more serious than a slab leak, which is caused by a leaking pipe under the concrete of your porch or home foundation. (In some cases, the leaking pipe may be embedded in the concrete itself.) The leak is not the problem. The problem is spotting it in the first place and then finding a means to repair it. Without swift action from a reliable plumber, a slab leak can be devastating to your Boerne, TX home.
At D'Spain Sales & Service, Inc., our team has the skills and experience to handle slab leak detection and slab leak repair throughout the area. Speed is of the essence when it comes to slab leaks, but so too is a strong plan of action and a resolute repair job. So call the Boerne TX HVAC experts today or request an estimate online!
Detecting a Slab Leak
The trouble with slab leaks is less the leaks themselves, which are no different than any other plumbing leak, but rather the fact that they can go undetected for so long. The water from the leak can eventually cause the concrete of our foundation to crack, putting your entire Boerne, TX home at risk. The sooner you can spot the signs of trouble, the better.
Such signs can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Warm spots or cold spots on the concrete above the leak.
- Sounds of running water where none should be.
- Puddles around the foundation, especially those with no apparent cause.
- Unexpected spikes in your water bill, especially if you haven’t used more water than normal.
The Pros Can Pinpoint the Spot
Once you know there’s a slab leak, it’s time to turn things over to the professional plumbers. The first step is to detect the exact location of the slab leak, which can be difficult without the right equipment. Thankfully, trained plumbers have excellent resources and know how to use them: equipment which most laymen won’t have need of more than one or two times at the most, but which can be indispensable in finding the spot of the leak.
That can include things like seismic detectors to spot the drop of water, video camera inspection to go into the pipes themselves, and pressure detectors to spot the reduced pressure that comes with a leak. Because of that, we can get to the bottom of the problem swiftly and form a plan of action to get the issue handled the right way
Slab Leak Repair Requires Experience
Once you know where the slab leak is, the next step is repairing it. The easiest solution is usually to cut off the affected pipe and run another one around the concrete where it can be more readily accessed. In some cases, that isn’t possible, which means you need to dig into the foundation and then re–pour the concrete afterwards.
Regardless, you still need someone with the right skills and experience to handle the issue the right way, and ensure that your home is left safe and sound when it’s all over. Call on us today for proper slab leak repair services.