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Slab Leak Detection and Repair Services in Buffalo, NY
Plumbing leaks are a part of most plumbing systems, and sooner or later, you’re probably going to need to deal with one in your Buffalo, NY home. The good news is that most of them can be pinpointed and repaired by a trained plumber reasonably quickly. Far more difficult to resolve, however, are slab leaks, which take place in pipes buried beneath the foundation of the home (or similar spots like concrete porches).
At Roy's Plumbing, Heating & Cooling we specialize in slab leak detection and slab leak repair, ensuring that these challenging problems don’t cause any more damage to your Buffalo, NY home than is necessary. When a tough job needs doing, call on us every time. We take the worry away!
Why Are Slab Leaks So Damaging?
In and of themselves, a slab leak in your Buffalo, NY home is no different than a leak anywhere else in the home. The trouble is accessing the pipe to fix the leak. A pipe buried beneath the foundation of your house – or possibly embedded in the foundation itself – will be very tough to get to, which adds time and expense to the operation.
Even worse, the constant drip of slab leaks can wreak havoc with the foundation of your house, possibly causing it to crack with enough time and pressure. If you detect the signs of a slab leak, shut off water to the house and call a qualified repair service immediately!
What Are the Common Slab Leak Signs?
Signs of a slab leak can be subtle, but the sooner you can spot them, the better. Slab leaks do their damage mainly when homeowners can’t spot the symptoms, and early detection can save you a great deal of money when resolving the problem.
What kinds of signs? They can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Sounds of running water beneath the foundation.
- Warm spots or cold spots on the flooring above where the leak is taking place.
- Puddles appearing around the foundation of the house, or in similar locations with no apparent source.
- Monthly water bills that undergo a sudden, unexpected spike, especially if you haven’t used the water in your home any more often than normal.
- Cracks appearing in the concrete. This is usually a sign that the problem has advanced a great deal, and requires immediate attention.
Slab Leak Repair Should Cover All the Options
Once the slab leak is detected, the next question becomes how best to treat it. That can often be a sizeable cost as well, since you may need to dig down into the concrete to reach the pipe, then re–pour it when it’s done. That’s one of the reasons why you need to call in a repair service the moment you detect a slab leak.
Ideally, there’s a better option to treating a slab leak: shutting off water to the affected pipe and laying a new length of pipe around the foundation to carry the water instead. Rerouting the pipes saves a great deal on the cost of the operation, while making future problems easier to deal with. For more information about all the options for slab leak repair and detection in Buffalo, NY, just call Roy's Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.