Don’t put your home’s foundation at risk—call today for fast and reliable slab leak detection and repair!
Some water pipe leaks are easy to spot—a big puddle of water all over your floor is hard to miss. Smaller leaks within walls aren’t always as obvious, but the trickiest leaks are those that occur under your home, encased in concrete. Slab leaks are difficult to diagnose and can cause significant property damage if left unaddressed.
At, Affordable Plumbing, Rooter and Water Heaters, we offer emergency slab leak detection and repair everywhere in the Glendale, AZ, area. Our skilled plumbers are insured, licensed, and equipped with over a decade of plumbing experience. There’s no plumbing problem they can’t solve.
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What is a Slab Leak?
A slab leak is a leak under the concrete foundation of your house. They are usually caused by improper pipe installation, ground shifting, or hard water that slowly erodes the pipes.
As mentioned, given their location, home foundation leaks can be difficult to spot. The most common signs of a slab leak include:
- Unexplained water bill increases
- Sudden humidity issues, such as mold or a musty odor
- Reduced water pressure
- Hearing running water when no taps are on
- Damp or damaged flooring on the first floor
If you notice any of the above, give us a call as soon as possible. Slab leaks can do a devastating amount of damage quickly.
Consequences of a Slab Leak
Left unaddressed, a slab leak can cause major damage to your home. At the low end, the water can soak into the drywall or wood, promoting mold growth. If it’s under enough pressure, water may crack tiles or waterlog carpeting if you don’t have an unfinished basement or crawlspace. If you do, it may flood, creating a pool of water to attract pests and grow bacteria.
At the high end, a slab leak can push up through your yard and flood it or, in extreme cases, erode your foundation enough to cause it to collapse. Protect yourself from all the above, get in touch with our team at the first sign of a problem for a foundation leak detection service.
Puddles in your yard? It may actually be a sewer line leak—we can help with that too. Schedule a video inspection today.
How is a Slab Leak Fixed?
The most important step to fixing a slab leak is finding out where it is. From there, it’s a decision on what’s the most cost-effective option for the situation. These options include:
- Cutting open the foundation and fixing the broken pipe. This is most feasible in homes with more modern and durable piping infrastructure.
- Repipe the entire home. This option is more common in older homes with more archaic piping. Any damage done to one pipe is likely reflected in the entire system, so complete repiping is advised.
- In some cases, we may be able to repair the pipe without opening the foundation by essentially relining the broken pipe.
Our plumbers will work closely with you to help find the right fix for your slab leak.