You Might Be Asking What is a Slab Leak?
Slab leak refers to a leak in one or more water lines installed below the concrete floor of a home or office. The term “Slab Leak” was coined for the industry by the insurance companies. Sometimes these leaks are called “Pinhole Leaks” which actually refer to leaking water lines above the concrete floor.
What causes a Slab Leak?
Some Plumbers & construction professionals still hold to the idea of bad installation as the main cause. This has been proven to be the least known cause. Most industry professionals now believe the interaction between certain waters and the copper piping cause these leaks. Water supplies can have very different affects on plumbing based on location, ground contaminates, and treatments in the source. The various chemicals in our drinking water is a good example. Not all states or sometimes counties have the exact same regulations for drinking water treatments.
How Are Slab Leaks Found?
When a homeowner of facility manager suspects a leak from the floor or ground it is best to call a professional. Pulido Cleaning & Restoration can have one of our trusted Plumbers out to the site quickly to conduct a slab leak detection. The specialized equipment the Plumber will use ranges from a FLIR heat sensor camera to a sound based leak detection apparatus. In almost all cases a trained leak detector (most Plumbers) are required to find & fix slab leaks.
How Much Will It Cost To Find & Repair a Slab Leak?
This is a tough question to answer. Most but not all insurance companies cover the cost for a Temecula leak detection, access to the line & isolation, water mitigation (dry out) & restoration of your property. Keep in mind all pricing will differ based on locations, insurance claims, & Plumbers. While Pulido Cleaning & Restoration cannot guarantee this type of loss will be covered by your insurance company, we are well equipped & experienced to help a Homeowner or Property Owner navigate the insurance claim process. Calling PCR first will save you time, money, & stress: 951-296-9090