Undetected slab leaks can become a nightmare for any home or business owner. A slab leak occurs when piping installed within the cement slab of a building begins to leak, and oftentimes, the only way to spot a slab leak is through leak detection performed by an experienced plumbing service. With regular plumbing inspections , you can detect slab leaks before major problems occur.
Even the most minor of issues resulting from a slab leak can be unpleasant, but with the quick assistance of your plumber, you can overcome them. Small or slow leaks under a slab that are detected relatively quickly can be repaired by tearing out a small portion of the slab and replacing the broken section of pipe. This is a relatively simple task when compared to other slab repairs, which is why having a professional plumber inspect your plumbing system on a regular basis is vital.
Slow leaks that have gone undetected for a long period of time or major leaks that do a lot of damage in a short period require extensive repairs. A slab that has been weakened by a major leak can crack. This crack can spread throughout a large portion of the slab, necessitating extensive slab replacement. In the worst-case scenario, a portion of the slab can fail entirely, plunging a portion of the building into the ground.
Dealing with the aftermath of damage caused by a slab leak is difficult for both homeowners and business owners. Those affected must face insurance issues and displacement or workflow interruption problems. All Plumbing, Inc. can help identify and rectify slab leaks before they get out of hand. Visit us online to learn about our residential and commercial plumbing services , or contact our Arlington office at (571) 451-2971 to schedule an inspection today.