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Slab Leak Detection

Greenville Slab Leak Detection

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Homes built on a slab, which is a large concrete pad, generally have plumbing pipes installed beneath the slab. When the pipes under a slab start leaking, you have a slab leak. 

A slab leak usually means that the pipes underneath the slab have failed. Repairs for a slab leak can be a “band-aid” solution that is time-consuming, invasive, and leaves the problem unresolved. If a spot repair cannot be done, it’s time to bypass the pipes in the slab through repiping. Tri-State Plumbing can do this! Give us a call at 864-478-4422 and see how we can help you through your slab leak. 

Slab foundation leaks are a major problem. Because soil erosion might cause the slab to collapse, slab leaks must be dealt with promptly. 

Do you have signs of a leaking pipe in your concrete foundation? 

Slab Leak Detection: How Well Does It Work? 

After a slab leak has been detected, there are a few things you can do. You can attempt a spot repair or you can reroute the pipe. A leak detection service is required in order to do a spot repair. The approximate location of the leak must be determined before getting started. 

Leak Detection Services 

Leak detection services use devices that are like microphones in order to find the leak. The sounds made by pressurized water or air trying to leave a small hole in a pipe alerts them to where the problem is. 

Leak detectors make the assumption that the point the microphone detects the strongest sound is directly over the leak. When the leak detector determines the most likely area of a leak, they place a mark on your floor. 

However, leak detection services are not known for being accurate and their results are not guaranteed. There are many factors that can influence the detection device. How thick the concrete is, how much it varies in thickness from area to area, sound conductivity, and whether or not there are leaks in multiple locations. All of these can contribute to the detection device pinpointing a leak location that is far from the actual leak. 

Leak Detection Is Not Always Precise 

The lack of precision of leak detection equipment, as well as the slab’s sound carrying capabilities, are also factors that contribute to error in detection. Inaccurate leak detection can make the cost of repairs skyrocket. When jack-hammering and demolition to concrete is involved, plumbers need to be as accurate as possible. 

A single slab leak might signal that the whole slab piping system has broken down. Under the foundation, slab pipes may have numerous pipe failures on the same line. The steady stream of water from their pipes can be a nightmare, resulting in numerous insurance claims and a significant expense to the homeowner. Call us to discuss your options: 864-478-4422. 

Pipe Rerouting 

Pipe rerouting is the most effective solution for homeowners, in our opinion, because it is a permanent solution. We can offer a long guarantee on pipe relocating because a completely new pipe is installed and the entire plumbing system below the slab is removed. 

Repairs on a slab are either “slab repairs” or “spot” repairs, which involve patching a damaged pipe. At best, they’re short-term to medium-term fixes. 

Repairing a pipe in one spot does not guarantee that it hasn’t failed in another spot. This is why a spot repair usually comes with a minimal warranty. If your plumber is offering spot repair as the solution to your problem, it may mean they do not have the skills, experience and equipment rerouting pipes. 

We offer whole house repiping and Pipe Rerouting by Tri-State Plumbing involves the following: 

If you choose spot repair over rerouting, you may find yourself up against one of these issues: 

If you’re searching for slab leak detection in Upstate SC, Tri-State Plumbing is the company to call. We provide high-quality service at a reasonable price that always leaves you happy with your job. Give our Plumber in Greenville SC a call at 864-478-4422 today.

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