McAllen Slab Leak Detection & Repair Services
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Leaks are among the most common residential plumbing issue. While it may be tempting to troubleshoot or self-diagnose where the leak is coming from, the problem may be complicated, as is the case with slab leaks. If water appears to be leaking from the home's foundation into the floor, it is best to call an experienced plumbing technician who has the knowhow and technological capabilities of providing a definitive diagnosis. The skilled technicians at All Valley Plumbing & AC Co. can pinpoint the exact location of the slab leak and offer effective repair solutions that will correct the issue and help customers in and around McAllen to avoid future complications. To see what your neighbors are saying about our outstanding services, click here.
What is a slab leak?
This is a leak that occurs in the water lines that run under the concrete floor of a property. These leaks can happen in virtually any climate, under various weather conditions, in a brand-new home or an older property that has a slab foundation. Leaks that are caused by extreme pressure on your plumbing system normally occur in homes that were built within the past 20 years, while slab leaks from a drainage issue are more likely to happen in older residences and commercial properties. With the help of the skilled contractors at All Valley Plumbing & AC Co. slab leaks can be quickly detected before floodwater causes major damage to your property.
What are some common causes of this issue?
Slab leaks are often the result of water reacting chemically with the copper piping through which it flows. Other causes may include improper pipe installation, poor soil quality, or movement in the surrounding earth. In other instances, a copper pipe may be defective, which can make the metal more susceptible to developing a leak. Mistakes during home improvement projects can also result in a leak. For example, a nail may be accidentally placed in a position that allows it to puncture a pipe, causing water to leak from the pipe and ultimately reach the floor of the home.
What are some signs you have a leak?
If you are hearing the sound of running water even when none of your fixtures are in use you may have a slab leak. Before concluding that the cause may be a slab leak, it is important to check all other water sources and ensure that they have been turned off. If the sound is still present, get in touch with our certified plumbing technicians as soon as possible. Mildew on floors and carpet may also indicate the presence of a slab leak, as water that reaches the surface of your flooring will create favorable conditions for mold and mildew to grow. An unusually high water bill could also point to a slab leak. However, leaks in toilets, behind your walls, or in the swimming pool should first be ruled out. Another apparent sign of a slab leak is a warm spot on the floor, which may be caused by a leak in your hot water line. With the use of thermal imaging our professionals can spot temperature inconsistencies that help us to locate the leak.
How do professionals solve this problem?
Our professional plumbing technicians may use noninvasive tools like electronic amplification equipment, an electromagnetic pipeline locator, hydrostatic testing, or thermal imaging to confirm that a slab leak is present. Repair will generally require more invasive procedures; however, we will use the most effective and least disruptive technique possible. Spot repair involves simply opening the slab at the exact location of the leak. This option is cost effective for newer constructions. Repiping or rerouting replaces the entire plumbing line and is most effective for older plumbing that has a long-term history of leaking.
For the most effective leak detection and repair services in your area, contact the specialists at All Valley Plumbing & AC Co. Call us anytime at (956) 686-6656.