Your home is built on a slab of concrete called a foundation. When that foundation was laid, pipes were placed in it to carry water and remove waste from your Denver home. Ideally, they should have been laid in such a way that they will continue carrying water safely into and out of your home for decades. But if something should happen and one of them starts to leak, significant damage can be done to your home.
If you suspect a slab leak in your home, now is the time to call the professionals of Bell Plumbing & Heating. We can detect the source of a slab leak and go about repairing it in the least invasive way possible. Call us today to learn more about all of our slab leak detection and repair services in Denver.
Detecting a Denver Slab Leak
Slab leaks in Denver are not immediately apparent. They occur in the concrete of your foundation, or in any other concrete slab you have such as a driveway, patio or concrete balcony. Until cracks start to appear in the concrete, there are few signals that a leak has developed. However, if you pay close attention, there may be certain signs.
First, you will likely notice an increase in your water bill. Water bills increase dramatically when a leak occurs, especially if it is in your foundation where main water lines enter your home. If it is a drain pipe leaking, this water bill increase may not occur, however.
Another common symptom is a loss of water pressure throughout your home. Again, if a main water line is leaking, it will impact your entire plumbing system, often resulting in a drop in water pressure. Other, more noticeable signs of a slab leak will eventually occur, such as cracks in the foundation, water seeping into your basement or up through your driveway or your house settling more often than is normal.
Repairing a Denver Slab Leak
If you notice any of the symptoms listed above, it is important to call a professional Denver plumber right away. A slab leak is most damaging if left unchecked for a long period of time. When caught early, it does much less damage and can be repaired fairly easily.
When you call us, we will visit your home to perform an initial inspection and verify that you do have a slab leak. If this is the case, we will start the process of determining where the leak is located and how best to access the pipe and make repairs. In many cases, digging may be required, depending on where the pipe is situated. There are ways to access pipes beneath concrete without digging as well, so you should talk with a technician about all of your options before we begin.
If you have a Denver slab leak and are worried about the damage it can eventually cause to your home, call our team of plumbers for a thorough inspection and estimate for repair of the problem.