Slab Leak Repair Service: What To Expect

Are you worried you have a leak under your flooring? If you think you might need plumbing service for a slab leak repair, you will want to know exactly what to expect. Does this mean a dozen workers are going to need to be in your home for days? Is this going to add another zero to my mortgage? These are the concerns that can invade your mind when you think you might have a leak beneath your home. Let us help ease some of your concerns while sharing the information you need to know.

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How to Prevent Slab Leaks

Slab leaks are leaks in the plumbing beneath the home’s foundation. Most homes are built upon a concrete foundation and that concrete is referred to as the “slab”. A slab leak is a threat to  the home because if it is left too long, it can cause rot and develop the potential to harm the whole house. Ideally, you need to know how to prevent slab leaks rather than waiting for a problem to arise and then having to deal with a full blown problem.

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Checking For Slab Leak Signs

Most homes in the Phoenix Valley have post tension concrete slabs for foundations. The USDA survey shows clay soil in the Phoenix area that has a tendency to expand and contract particularly during our monsoon summer rains and a reinforced slab helps prevent the foundation from cracking. But that slab also makes a particular type of plumbing problem, slab leaks, very problematic.

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