There are several causes for leaks underneath a foundation or concrete slab. The piping for underground water systems is usually copper or PEX for fresh water, but can be cast iron, clay, or PVC for sewer lines. Each of these materials has a different weakness for causing leaks. For instance, a kink in a copper pipe can result in a pinhole leak after years of water rushing over the flaw, corroding the metal. Earthquakes or other phenomena that are known to cause disturbances in the ground can also result in a broken pipe or compromise a joint.
When it comes to slab leaks, there is unfortunately not always an obvious consequence that can provide a home or business owner with a hint that there’s a problem. Oftentimes a slab leak can be subtle so it is important to know what to look for so it doesn’t cause damage to the foundation itself.
If you are experiencing any of these issues, contact us at Inland Empire Plumbing as soon as possible so we can provide expert assistance in identifying the leak and performing the leak repair. Don’t wait for more damage to incur before getting professional assistance from our licensed plumbers. Many people take the “out of sight, out of mind” approach to slab leaks, but these types of leaks can cause massive foundational damage over time so it’s extremely important that they are taken care of as soon as they are detected.
Slab leaks usually require more involved repair, but this doesn’t mean it has to be extensive or that plumbers have to engage in huge excavations in your home or business. Our licensed and insured plumbers at Inland Empire Plumbing will only dig where necessary, and always leave the space cleaned and tidy when they leave. Unlike discount plumbers who seek a quick fix for a quick job done, we employ quality to our work that ensures that everything is taken care of regarding the leak and you don’t have another issue a few months down the road.
Getting You Back to Normal
Upon completion of your slab leak repair, we make sure you are satisfied with the state of things. Not only will we give you the repair necessary to get your life or business up and running again, but we finish our work in a way that doesn’t leave a mess, we leave the affected area looking as if nothing had every happened. The last thing you need is repair guys who leave the place looking as if a natural catastrophe upended your living room. Inland Empire Plumbing makes sure to leave a smile on your face at the conclusion of all our repairs.