Leaks underneath slab usually occur in one of two forms: water line leaks and sewer leaks. Detecting which one is affecting your water and sewer bill is a simple task. A pin hole sized leak in a water line can increase monthly water output to more than 10,000 gallons.
On the contrary, sewer leaks may exist for years before being detected. An exception to identifying a leak sooner is if the sewer is in expansive soil that swells from excessive water. After a period of time, enough swelling soil could lift a building. Any movement to a slab foundation can cause cosmetic damage to the building. Eventually, the property owner will have the expense of repairing the leak and the damage caused by foundation movement.
You could wait until the problem causes major damage, or you can contact our Tempe AZ plumbing contractors today for a fast, easy slab leak detection diagnosis.
Our skilled plumbers will use camera equipment made for sewer lines. Another option is to isolate sections of the pipe to identify where the leak originates.
Leaking water lines require breaking through foundation to access the damage pipe. Generally, a new pipe is installed as repairing an old one could lead to more leaks. Most water line pipes can be repaired for around $1,000 or less.
Repairing sewer leaks can cost less than $1,000 or over $10,000, depending on the extent of the leak. A house with old, rusted iron lines might require major repair work. Using a camera to inspect the lines is typically the best way to determine the condition. Tempe AZ Plumbing will never begin work on a repair before you have a chance to understand the work and know the cost.
Know that our Tempe, AZ plumbing contractors are prepared to handle a slab leak repair job. Our trained experts will work diligently to determine the leak problem, make recommendations and offer a swift repair.