A slab leak refers to a water leak that occurs in the plumbing pipes beneath the concrete foundation of a building. These leaks can cause significant damage to the structure and surrounding areas, such as walls, flooring, and drywall. Because of the risks associated with slab leaks, it is extremely important that you are able to identify the warning signs of one. That way, you know when to call 24 Hour Express Services Inc.
Below are some of the most common warning signs of a slab leak:
- Mold or mildew growth or odors
- Visible signs of water seeping out from the foundation
- Recurring clogs or backups in plumbing fixtures
- Noticeable foundation damage
- A sudden increase in water bills without any change in water usage
- The sound of running water
- Warped or cracked flooring
- High humidity levels in the basement
- Warm spots on the floor (caused by leaks from hot water pipes)
- Low water pressure
Identifying a slab leak is the first step in protecting your home against water damage. Call our highly trained emergency plumbers at the first sign of a leak in your plumbing pipes. Whether we need to repair a small leak or repipe your property, rest assured we always get the job done right.
Slab leaks can be a serious issue with potential consequences for your home’s foundation, structural integrity, and even your health. They have the potential to weaken the foundation, leading to cracks and instability in the structure. Additionally, slab leaks can result in mold growth, which can pose health risks to those living in your home. It is important to address slab leaks promptly to minimize damage and ensure the safety of your property.
What Causes Slab Leaks?
Understanding the common causes of slab leaks can empower homeowners to take preventative measures and avoid potential property damage. By addressing any underlying causes through regular maintenance, proper drainage, and careful monitoring, homeowners can reduce the risk of slab leaks.
Some of the most common causes of slab leaks include:
- Poor construction or installation of plumbing pipes
- Shifting soil
- Corrosion of plumbing pipes
- Hard water (water containing high levels of minerals)
- Excessive water pressure
- Extreme temperature fluctuations
- Tree root intrusion
Since opening our doors in 1999, 24 Hour Express Services Inc. has remained committed to providing the fastest and most reliable plumbing services and solutions. We utilize state-of-the-art tools and technology to accurately diagnose and repair slab leaks. Whether the leak is minor or has caused extensive damage, we have what it takes to get the job done right. We prioritize efficiency and precision, ensuring that our repairs are long-lasting and minimizing any disruption to your home or business.
With our 24/7 availability, you can count on us to be there for you whenever you need us, ready to swiftly address any slab leak emergencies.
Your peace of mind is our priority. Call (951) 383-6268 or message us online for slab leak repairs in the Inland Empire.
“This company was wonderful!! Everyone that we have spoken to was friendly and helpful. Well.. of course, our water heater leaked after two years of owning our home. There were extensive damages to our garage and baseboards/bathroom. We called a few companies to get some quotes before deciding to use 24 Hour Express Services. Garrett was patient and professional. He gave me a reasonable quote so we decided to go with his company.
Dustin and Bernardo came out that same day. They did an amazing job and had our water heater on a temporary stand quickly and efficiently. Dustin also fixed a minor issue with our kitchen sink with no charge! Wow.. that is what you called service. Once our garage was repaired by a contractor, Jessie came out to reinstall the water heater on its permanent stand. He also did a great job. Let's just say that our experience with this company was GREAT! They were honest, professional and efficient. We would use them again for our other plumbing needs.”Sivan L.