Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Slab Leak Repair’

Signs of a Slab Leak

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

cracked concrete foundationFor any homeowner who’s already had to deal with one, the term “slab leak” can strike fear in their heart—and for good reason. But, what is it that makes a slab leak so formidable when it comes to plumbing problems? Isn’t a leak a leak? Well, there are factors that set slab leaks apart, which we’ll be exploring in today’s post.

We’ll also inform you on how to spot the signs of a slab leak so you’ll be well prepared and can hopefully take quick action if and when you encounter one in your home. Contact a professional Winnetka plumber on our team with any concerns you might have in the meantime.

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Don’t Underestimate Slab Leaks

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Beautiful New Hardwood floors home interiorLet’s face it, without modern plumbing, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy much of the convenience and comfort you live with today. This is why any problems with your plumbing system should be considered serious enough to call for professional plumbing services in Skokie, IL. That being said, it’s important to remember that not all plumbing problems are emergencies—like a dripping faucet (which should absolutely be addressed but you wouldn’t necessarily need to make an emergency call).

There’s one plumbing problem, however, that certainly is an emergency—and that is a slab leak. These types of leaks are notoriously hard to detect, meaning you may get one that has been around for awhile before you notice anything is wrong. Slab leaks also cause real damage, so it’s important to give us a call the minute you suspect you have one.

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Slab Leaks: What They Are and Why You Should Care

Monday, August 7th, 2017

a pristine looking kitchen with wood flooring, island, and cabinetsTake a good look at the image above. This is what a slab leak looks like.

That’s right, slab leaks are hidden—it all takes place beneath the foundation of your home, but as a result, can and often do cause significant property damage. The term is given to any leak that happens in the cold or hot (more common) water pipes set down in that concrete foundation. It could also refer to a pipe down in a rock surface, however, for residential buildings it almost always applies to the foundation.

In addition to the damage they can do to your house, slab leaks end up wasting extensive amounts of water and can lead to the grown of unhealthy mold and mildew. They can also place undue stress on your water heater if the leaks do occur in the hot water lines—which 80% of the time, is the case. Fortunately, our professional plumbers are well equipped and trained in slab leak detection and repair in Northbrook, IL.

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