Slab leaks are major plumbing issues that can be incredibly damaging and cost intensive if ignored. Unfortunately, they may go unnoticed for extended periods if homeowners aren’t paying attention.
A slab leak is when plumbing lines under your home’s concrete slab leaks. This is much more serious than a leak above ground.
There are numerous causes of slab leaks, but among the most common are ground shifts, poor wrapping, a nick in the line and electrolysis. These causes typically aren’t visible, so there are some signs to look for if you suspect a slab leak:
- Unusually warm spots on the floor
- Cracks in the wall or floor
- Loss of water pressure
- Moisture beneath flooring or mildew
- Hearing water running when all other water is shut off
- Abnormal spike in water bill
We install all major brands of plumbing fixtures & serve the OKC metro including:
Oklahoma City, Edmond, Guthrie, Arcadia, Luther, Jones, Choctaw, Harrah, Midwest City, Del City, Moore, Norman, Noble, Goldsby, New Castle, Blanchard, Bridge Creek, Tuttle, Mustang, Bethany, El Reno, Yukon, Piedmont and Deer Creek.
If you suspect a slab leak in your home, contact Red Plains Plumbing immediately. Red Plains Plumbing is central Oklahoma’s trusted plumbing company and will service all of your plumbing needs, from leaky faucets to major plumbing problems like slab leaks. Due to the nature of slab leak repair costs, never let a plumber break into your slab without thorough inspection from a professional, licensed, bonded and insured plumber.
We always recommend hiring a professional, but especially with major plumbing issues, never try to fix it yourself. Hiring a professional plumber gives reassurance that your plumbing jobs will be completed correctly. Amateur plumbing jobs may save money at the time, but can lead to costly damage to your home or place of business. Water is one of the most damaging elements to a home and water damage due to poor plumbing jobs should be avoided at all cost.