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

Don’t Underestimate the Damage a Slab Leak Can Do!

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

interior of a home showing flooring throughoutWouldn’t it be nice if you never had a problem with your plumbing system? Unfortunately, it’s pretty rare that homeowners never have a plumbing problem—no system is perfect, after all. Scheduling maintenance and other plumbing services with trained professionals will definitely help keep your system as reliable as possible, but your plumbing is put through a lot of work, and you may eventually encounter an issue.

Hopefully, your plumbing woes will be nothing more than a minor leaky faucet or slow-moving drain. In some case though, the issue can be more serious and lead to significant property damage. A prime example of this is a Glenview, IL slab leak.

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How to Detect a Slab Leak

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Slab leaks constitute one of the biggest problems a homeowner might face: an otherwise normal leak in a length of pipe placed under the foundation or the house, or in some cases even embedded inside the cement of the foundation. The leak itself is less of an issue than the difficulty in reaching it, as well as the immense difficulty in realizing it’s there in the first place. By the time the homeowner realizes that something’s amiss, the damage has been done. Here in Chicago, IL, professional plumbing services have the equipment to detect a slab leak and begin repair proceedings. But you have to spot the signs of trouble before you can call them in. Here’s a few brief ways to detect a slab leak in your home.

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3 Ways to Detect a Slab Leak

Monday, June 29th, 2015

A slab leak is a significant problem in your home, mostly because it can be very difficult to access or detect. The problem arises when a pipe built into the foundation of your house, under a concrete patio or similar inaccessible spot, springs an otherwise ordinary leak. Modern plumbers can use advanced technology to pinpoint the leak and make repairs, but the main problems come with detecting it. The longer a slab leak goes, the more damage it causes, and while Chicago, IL has its share of quality plumbers, they can’t do much good if you don’t know how to spot the signs of trouble when they arise. Here are 3 ways to detect a slab leak that can save you a great deal.

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