Finding And Repairing A Slab Leak


If you have copper piping installed underneath the concrete flooring in your home, and you are seeing signs that there is plumbing trouble causing leakage from these pipes, a slab leak detection service is the best way to professionally find the source of the trouble. A slab leak detection service will be able to find the area in question without causing any destruction to your home in the process. Here are some signs that your home is suffering from a slab leak and what a professional would do to repair it properly.

Signals That A Slab Leak Is Present

There are a few signs that your piping has a leak underneath your flooring. If you are noticing an increase in your water bill, there could very well be a leaking spot within your home. Take a look at each visible pipe within your home to see if there are any cracks that can be repaired on your own. If you cannot find a source of moisture anywhere, it can very well be underneath the concrete flooring.

Another sign is if certain areas of your floor feels warmer that other areas. If you have carpeting with sudden mildewed or moist areas within the fibers, it can be caused by a leak underneath. If you hear the sound of running water when you do not have a faucet on within the home, it can mean you are hearing it from down below your concrete floor. Cracks in your flooring or walls can also be caused by a water leak underneath the floor.

How To Find The Source Of The Leak

Take note of areas of your flooring with extra heat, mildewing, or cracking, and call a professional slab leak detection service to take a look at your flooring in these spots. They will use high-tech equipment to track down the source of the leak. Meter tests and electronic amplifying tests will help them find the exact location where a leak is located. They may recommend pulling up a layer of your floor to repair the piping underneath.

Making Repairs To The Broken Pipe

After you have found the area where a pipe is broken, it will need to be repaired. Many people do not want to rip up their entire floor to replace all piping, so they will pinpoint the exact spot of the leak and replace the portion in question. If the home is older, you may need to do repeated repairs if the piping system is weakened from age. 

If you do not wish to rip up your flooring at all, the repair service may put epoxy pipe coating into a pipe above ground. It will work its way through the system, sealing any leaks in the process. This works for smaller leaks. If the problem persists, the flooring will need to be pulled up.


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