Handling Slab Leaks in Your Home
What Causes Slab Leaks?
A Slab Leak is caused when one of your pipes starts to leak under your foundation. These
leaks can be caused by Corrosion. Corrosion in your pipes take place when the pipe makes
contact with the ground outside and the water inside. The movement of the water combined
with a possible charge in the ground can cause Corrosion. Another possible cause can be
Abrasion. This happens when a pipe is rubbing underground with something harder than
itself. Or it can be a construction defect, many times contractors forget to properly
seal a pipe before laying the foundation.
How Do I Know If I Have Slab Leak?
One of the easiest ways to determine if you have a Slab Leak, is to check your water
bill. A high water bill might indicate a Slab Leak if you know that you do not waste a
lot of water per month. The sound of running water is also a possible indicator of a
leak. If you here running water in the middle of the night and cannot find any water
running, then this might be a symptom of a Slab Leak. You might also experience a hot
spot on the floor.
If you are walking around your house and feel an area that is hotter
or more humid than usual, then this might be a strong indicator of a Slab Leak. In
addition if you are walking around your house and notice that the ground is wet, even
though you have not thrown water there, then this might be a possible Slab Leak. All of
these symptoms might occur even if you do not have a Slab Leak. Make sure you call a
skilled technician to determine if you do.
How Long Does The Repair Take?
Most Slab Leaks can be repaired in 2 days. On the first day the leak is found through
our leak detection service and the area is prepared for repair. On the second day, after
we repair the leak, we seal the hole, and turn the water back on. We always try to work
with the homeowner to make sure they are as comfortable as possible. If the leak is
found to be a quick repair, then we will do our best to turn on the water as soon as
possible. Once the leak is fixed then we fill the whole back up and finish the slab as
Don’t let a Slab Leak take over your home! Call Wickstrom Plumbing Heating & Cooling right away at (208) 466-9447 for the best services in the Boise area.