Leaks of any nature are inherently dangerous for a home, but the most problematic leaks that can form are slab leaks. Slab leaks need to be treated immediately because they can weaken the foundation of homes and infrastructures, including concrete and steel foundations, and ultimately compromise the structural integrity of a given building. Because slab leaks often form in the pipes beneath a home, repairing them with tools and equipment that preserves the integrity of the home is extremely important. At The Plumbing Doc, our technicians are trained to identify the early signs of slab leaks, such as wet spots in the floor and the growth of mold, and fix them before they become dangerous and require expensive repairs.
Slab leaks can be caused by a variety of factors, including the friction and abrasion of pipes against concrete, the quality of the water flowing through the pipes (if the water is too acidic or contains excessive amounts of alkaline, corrosion can occur and allow leaks to form), and poor installation jobs can all allow slab leaks to form and create problems in your home or business. At The Plumbing Doc, we can easily detect slab leaks and identify how they were created with our state-of-the-art equipment and tools. Rather than breaking through the concrete to access the pipes, we rely on advanced equipment that detects possible leaks in the pipes aboveground. This ensures that your property doesn’t suffer from needless property damage and allows us to work more efficiently and quickly, prioritizing quick diagnostics and repair solutions. Our methods allow the foundation of your home to remain intact and mitigate the risk of other problems arising if excavation has to be done.
All of our staff members are trained to use this equipment properly and accurately determine the location of a slab leak. If our technicians verify the presence of a slab leak in your home or business, we will provide a customized repair solution for the situation. Depending on the severity of the leak, we may need to replace the pipe or line the pipes with a special coating that will seal away cracks and leaks. This special resin is applied through small holes or access points, and within a few hours, the slab leak is fixed and your pipes are functioning properly. In other circumstances, the pipes may need to be re-routed so that water and waste can’t be exposed to the leak, effectively eliminating the risk of future problems. In either case, our staff will have the equipment and tools required to conduct these repairs quickly and ensure that your home or office building is safe and secure.
For professional slab leak detection in Bakersfield, no one can beat our efficient and affordable services. Our fully-stocked trucks and skilled plumbers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to tackle any emergency. For more information, call The Plumbing Doc today let us know how we can help you.