Concrete Slab Leak Detection Services in Charleston, SC!
Are you having sleepless nights from the perpetual sound of running water or is the odor of wet carpets driving you mad? If so, then you may have a plumbing leak under the slab of your home. We know that many houses in the Charleston area are built on concrete slabs and plumbing lines can break causing a slab leak. Due to their location beneath the slab, locating the leaks and repairing them could be difficult.
Certain leak detection companies may advocate the breaking up of slabs in order to identify the source of the plumbing leak problem. This may result in them damaging tiles, hard wood floors, removing carpets etc… all of which is totally unnecessary and expensive to replace. The quickest and most cost-efficient method of locating a slab leak is hiring a local professional water leak detection company who have the relevant technical expertise and experience to locate and repair these leaks.
The tell-tale signs of a leak beneath your slab:
- The consistent sound of running water; even though all appliances are not in use and the taps are turned off could indicate plumbing leaks under the slab.
- A hot spot on the tiles or carpets could imply a hot water leak.
- Cracks or openings appearing in the walls and floors can be as a result of a leak under the slab.
- Mold or excessive water under your carpets may be an indication of water leaking from the pipes and thus cracking the slab.
- A dramatic increase in your water bills. This increase may be caused by a plumbing leak under the slab.
By using our non-invasive leak detection equipment, our professional technicians are able to locate the source of your plumbing leak with minimal disruption and damage to your property. At Leak Masters USA of Charleston we make use of sophisticated leak detection equipment such as electromagnetic pipeline locators and electronic amplification equipment which very often will result in us having to remove just one tile in order to carry out our slab leak repair work.
Methods employed for repairing leaks beneath slabs:
- Spot Repair.
In newly built homes it is cheaper to repair the plumbing leak at the source. This would require locating the exact spot of the plumbing leak, opening the slab around that area and repairing the leaking plumbing pipeline.
- Re-pipe or reroute.
Older plumbing systems often have reoccurring water leak problems in the same areas. In these instances it is better to replace the leaking water line in its entirety than to continue repairing the same area.
- In-place Pipe Coating.
If one has an aged or corroded piping system or if there are multiple leaks present, the cost and inconvenience of digging up the slab may be too expensive. Here the most cost effective solution would be in-place epoxy pipe coating which will seal all the water leaks and dramatically increase the life span of your residential water lines.