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Slab Leak Repairs in New Port Richey, FL
In and of itself, there’s nothing that differentiates a slab leak from a leak anywhere else in your New Port Richey, FL home. And were the leak located anywhere else in the house, you could simply turn off the water and wait for a plumber to arrive. But slab leaks offer a tricky challenge based on their location: buried beneath the foundation of your house (or sometimes to concrete of a porch or pool area) making it very difficult to reach.
You need a proper plumbing service to handle slab leak repairs the right way, both to get the problem fixed and to ensure that you avoid the sometimes-catastrophic fallout if possible. That means contacting professionals like the ones at Continental Plumbing Services, LLC, with years of experience treating slab leaks, and we’ll give you a full slate of options before addressing the problem. We keep water in its place!
Why are Slab Leak Repairs So Troublesome?
Slab leaks are problematic in large part because they can go for months or even years without being detected. You can’t be expected to monitor a pipe buried under the concrete, after all, and unless you spot some of the symptoms and put 2 and 2 together (assuming there are symptoms to spot), the damage to your New Port Richey home can be severe.
How severe? Dripping water, while not dangerous in and of itself, can break apart stone if left to its own devices, and without prompt treatment, a slab leak can create cracks in the very foundation of your home. That’s why it’s so important to call in a professional service like Continental Plumbing Services, LLC, with the experience to deal with slab leaks before yours costs you everything.
How Can I Spot a Slab Leak?
The signs of a slab leak can be subtle, but the sooner you notice them, the better. A list of common symptoms includes (but is not limited to) the following:
- Cold spots or warm spots in the concrete about the leak.
- Puddles forming in odd places, especially around the foundation of your home.
- The sound of dripping or running water where none should be.
- Cracks forming in the concrete of your porch or pool area.
- Unexpected spikes in your monthly water bill.
- Outlets, especially outside outlets like your sprinkler system, suddenly showing a drop in water pressure.
When you spot these signs, shut off the water to your home immediately and call us in for slab leak repair! Continental Plumbing Services, LLC can treat slab leaks in homes throughout New Port Richey!
How Are Slab Leaks Repaired?
In an ideal world, the solution to a slab leak is fairly easy: seal off the affected pipe and run a new length of pipe around the foundation so you don’t need to worry about a future leak threatening your whole house. That may not be possible in some cases, however, in which case the plumber will first pinpoint the leak, then dig into the foundation for fix the problem before repouring the concrete.
Either way, the more experience you can call upon to treat the problem, the better, which is why we offer proper slab leak repair services to you. Contact us today, and let us explore your options with you!