Is your Southwest Florida home built on a concrete slab? While there’s nothing wrong with this, there’s something you need to know. When plumbing lines are buried beneath a concrete slab many issues can arise. Like leaks, starting with the reaction to the copper piping from minerals in our water heater.
Copper piping is already faced with the inevitable outcome that it will corrode or oxidized intern causing pin-hole leaks throughout the system. When the plumbing is running beneath your slab this makes it very difficult to get to when a need for repair arises.
Since a leak can result in increasing damage, it’s important to find and repair the leak before it worsens. Get this: even the smallest of leaks can waste hundreds of thousands of gallons of water over the course of a year, thus costing you a lot of money.
A more advanced leak can result in the concrete slab and flooring being penetrated, thus flooding your home. When this happens, you’ll need to repair your plumbing system as well as any damage the water caused.
To prevent future leaks you may consider repiping your home. Call us today at 941-875-9669 to schedule a free estimate to make any recommended repairs to your plumbing!
Do You Need Leak Detection?
The primary issue with a leak detection under a concrete slab is that you can’t visually see anything wrong. For this reason, you may believe that your plumbing system is performing as expected.
Here are some telltale signs that you need to consider leak detection:
- An increase in your water bill
- The sound of running water when there are no open taps in your home
- Water spots on flooring
- Foundation cracks
- Reduced pressure in water lines
- Warm spots on your concrete slab flooring
- Visible shift in the soil that surrounds the base of your home
- Bad odors coming from your floors
Contact Titanz for Leak Help!
We have many years of experience in leak detection, and whole house repiping, ensuring that we can pinpoint your problem and provide a timely solution.
In addition to concrete slab leaks, we can also assist with the detection of:
- Underground water service leaks
- Water heater leaks
- Waste pipe and sewer leaks
Not only can a leak cost you money, but it can also cause damage to your home. Rather than wait, contact us today. We’re available to visit your home or office, run a variety of tests, and provide the repair service your plumbing needs!