Residential Slab Leak Detection and Repair Services in Albuquerque, NM
If you have a slab leak in your home, it’s important to get it handled right away. Not only can the leak drastically increase your water bill, but the water can damage your property and cost you even more in repairs.
Keep reading to learn what a slab leak is and how Rocketman Plumbing can repair it for you in no time.
What Exactly Is a Slab Leak?
A slab is a thick concrete foundation layer underneath your house on which your house stands. There are water pipes either encased in or running under that slab. Over time, those pipes can corrode or get damaged. If the pipes break, the water can damage your house and foundation. If left untreated, a slab leak can also lead to mold growth in and around your house, which can impact your family’s health.
How to Detect a Slab Leak
There are certain signs you can be on the lookout for that will warn you if you have a slab leak under your house. These signs include:
- Hearing running water when there is none
- Water meter moving when the water is off
- Mold, mildew, or noticeable moisture underneath your carpet or other floors
- Cracks in your floors or walls
- Sudden insect problems
- Sudden high water bills
If you notice any of these signs, call Rocketman Plumbing right away. Our technicians will come out to do a thorough inspection of your property. We will locate the source of your leak, and we will handle the repairs with the least amount of disturbance to your property possible.
How We Can Repair a Slab Leak
There are different ways that we can repair slab leaks depending on the severity and location of the leak. Some of these water leak repair methods are more invasive than others, so it’s important that we do a thorough inspection of your foundation to choose the best repair method for your needs.
- Cut open the foundation and fix the pipe
If the pipe is broken beneath the foundation of your home, we will have to break into the foundation to fix it. We can find the area where the broken pipe is, break into the foundation at that spot, and fix or replace the pipe.
- Pipe rerouting
If only a short length of pipe needs to be replaced, we may be able to reroute the pipe and lay it above ground. This is a good way to fix the leak without digging and breaking your foundation.
After our inspection, we will let you know which repair method will be needed and explain to you exactly how it will be done so that you know what to expect.
Call Rocketman Plumbing Today
You do not want to wait until a slab leak does irreparable damage to your home and property. If you notice any of the signs listed above, call Rocketman Plumbing right away. Our technicians will come out to your property and inspect your plumbing and foundation to determine where the origination point of the leak is.
After our inspection, we will let you know exactly how we can repair the broken pipes, how long it should take, and what you can expect from the repair process. We will take care of your slab leak quickly and professionally so you don’t have to worry about it.
Call us at (505) 243-1227 today!