The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Slab Leak’

Why Slab Leaks Are Major Issues

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanBefore we dive into today’s topic, we want to make one point clear. Any plumbing leak in Phoenix, AZ, is something to take seriously. Is every leak going to be a major emergency? No, of course not. But if you allow a leak to go unresolved because it’s not an emergency, you run the risk of allowing a lot of damage to develop—and money to be wasted—because you didn’t deal with the issue in a timely manner.

Got it? Good. Now, let’s move onto today’s main focus—the slab leak. Slab leaks are emergencies, and for one simple reason. By the time you notice them, it is likely that they’ve been causing trouble for some time. The slab leak is notoriously tough to recognize, as we’ll detail more below. There are ways in which to recognize that you have a slab leak on your property, but you need to have some background information on hand.

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Let’s Play: Guess! That! Leak!

Monday, February 25th, 2019

plumberOkay, so this topic probably is not going to wind up spinning off into a televised game show, but we figured we’d try something new this time around. Today, we are going to put your plumbing knowledge to the test. We will start by saying that the particular leak we’re talking about below is one that we’ve covered here on this blog before. It’s one that our plumbing professionals know well, because it’s a tricky one to deal with.

And, before we go any further, we really want to stress that last point. Today’s post is obviously in good fun, but discovering this type of leak in your home is definitely no laughing matter. If you get to the end of this post, regardless of whether or not you’re able to identify the leak from the clues given, you need to remember to schedule plumbing services in Apache Junction, AZ, immediately if you suspect this leak in your home.

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How to Deal with Slab Leaks

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

sunny-plumbersIn a perfect world, we would be able to tell you how you can completely avoid plumbing problems of all kinds, preferably in just a few simple steps. As this isn’t a perfect world, we can’t do this, though we’ve certainly shared plenty of tips in the past that have helped you to avoid many problems with your plumbing system. That being said, you are going to run into problems from time to time—and some of them are much more serious than others.

While we believe that all plumbing problems should be a top priority, and it is always in your best interests to resolve any problems in a prompt manner, certain issues are more likely to cause serious damage than others. This is the case with a slab leak in Phoenix, AZ. In today’s post, we’ll help you to understand what a slab leak is, why they’re so detrimental, and how you can recognize one in your home. If and when you do, be sure to contact The Sunny Plumber Phoenix immediately. 

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Plumbing FAQ: What Is a Slab Leak?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

corroded-pipesWhat would you guess is the most common problem that homeowners encounter with their residential plumbing systems? If you said “leaks,” then you are correct. Modern plumbing tools and materials, paired with the skills and expertise of professional plumbers, help to keep such leaks to a minimum. They still happen, though, and you may not realize that there are a few different types of leaks that homeowners may encounter. Today, we are going to talk about a type of leak called the “slab leak.”

Before we get further into the topic, we want to start by saying that you really never want to run into a slab leak on your property. It is easier than ever for plumbers to pinpoint the source of these leaks and fix them, but they are still very problematic. So without further ado, let’s shed some light on what slab leaks are, and what you can do to recognize the development of a slab leak in Maricopa, AZ

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How to Catch Slab Leaks Early

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Slab Leaks are by far one of the most damaging and frustrating plumbing problems that you can run into as a homeowner. They are difficult to detect, often going unnoticed for quite a while before the damage they cause becomes apparent. Despite this, there are ways to make sure that any slab leaks in your home are detected early. Let’s take a look at the nature of slab leaks, and how you can catch them before they cause serious harm to your home.

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Plumbing Tip: How To Tell If You Have A Slab Leak

Monday, March 18th, 2013

A slab leak is a leak in the piping buried in the concrete slab foundation that your house sits on. While the results of a slab leak can at times be obvious, detecting and fixing the leak are major repairs. But it’s important to know how to tell if you have a slab leak. That way, you can schedule slab leak repair with your local Phoenix plumber. Early detections can prevent serious future damages, and once detected, slab leaks need to be repaired right away. In this post, we want to share with you some ways of figuring out whether you have a slab leak. If you need Phoenix plumbing service, call The Sunny Plumber today!

  • Spike in your water bill. One of the major indicators of a slab leak is an increase in your water bill. It may be subtle or large, but in either case, you may not only be paying for more water than you use, but the foundation of your home may be at risk.
  • Wet spots on flooring. If the leak is substantial enough, it can begin to penetrate the floors of your home. At this stage, the slab leak may begin to damage the interior of your home, and you should call a plumber immediately.
  • Water stain. If you notice water stains on the flooring above your concrete slab then you may have a slab leak. There are other possibilities, of course, but if it appears in a spot that’s not near plumbing above ground, chances are that it’s coming from below your flooring.
  • Foundation shifting. If you notice that your foundation has shifted or settled, there may be water damage within slab itself, or soil erosion below the slab, which has caused the foundation to shift.

Detecting a slab leak involves the use of various equipment to pinpoint the source of the leak within the concrete, which can be more or less difficult depending on whether water is coming out of the foundation.  If you need a plumber in Phoenix, AZ for slab leak detection, call The Sunny Plumber today!

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