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What Causes Slab Leaks?

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Slab leaks are a serious and damaging plumbing issue that can easily cost you a small fortune. These leaks can have a number of causes, but they are all related to some type of failure in your home’s plumbing system.

A plumbing system can fail as a result of soil shifting beneath the slab of your home, which is more common in certain geographical areas. Water lines that have been weakened as a result of corrosion or improper installation can also be a culprit for a slab leak. In some rare cases, metal in the soil can have a chemical reaction with metals in your plumbing and result in a slab leak, too.

What Are Warning Signs of a Slab Leak?

Many slab leaks are very slow and can worsen gradually for years before being detected. However, early detection of a slab leak can limit the damage caused to your home and cost much less to repair. You should remain diligent and keep an eye out for any abnormal developments, such as the following:

  • Increased water bills without a change in use
  • Warm or damp spots on your flooring
  • Bad odors from walls or floors
  • The sound of running water when none is in use
  • Cracks in the foundation of your home

If caught early enough, it’s much easier to repair a slab leak.

How Are Slab Leaks Repaired?

The repair method for a slab leak will depend largely on the age and condition of the piping, as well as the severity of the leak. When a home is newer or has piping that’s in good condition, slab leaks can usually be fixed with a simple repair of the damaged area. On the other hand, homes that have very old pipes or multiple leaks will typically need complete replacement of their existing pipes.

At B&B Professional Plumbing, slab leak detection and repair is our specialty. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for any of your plumbing needs.

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Jason Mckee
Jason Mckee
November 13, 2021.
Verified
Very professional team. This is a very well run company, by people that care. 5 stars.
Chuck Zalac
Chuck Zalac
November 12, 2021.
Verified
Had a water leak coming down an interior wall. Mike, Chris & Scotty were able to quickly assess and locate the source; then efficiently made repairs. They replaced a section of vent stack that was cracked; a difficult task but they were excellent. And they left the work area clean.
Left Shoe
Left Shoe
November 7, 2021.
Verified
Extremely professional and always Considerate.
Nancy Napoles
Nancy Napoles
August 17, 2021.
Verified
There when you need them. Courteous, professional services. I highly recommend this company.
Normandy Woodward
Normandy Woodward
August 7, 2021.
Verified
Tom and Normandy Woodward are SUPER PLEASED with each step of B and B working with us to tackle many issues over the past two months. I have to say that at the top of our list in outstanding persons/help are Rocco the Overseer of Operations (amazing), Frank Garcia and his partner Matt (awesome), Brian the scheduler (top-notch) and Norman Nickelson (a gentle genius who brilliantly solved a persistent problem). These guys are as professional, courteous and efficient as I've ever seen.
Melanie Kordana
Melanie Kordana
July 3, 2021.
Verified
The only true 24 hour plumber in Clearwater area!! My mom had plumbing emergency and we were able to reach the on call plumber at 3AM and he was there within a couple of hours and fixed the issue! So thankful for them!
Janeen Fasulo
Janeen Fasulo
June 23, 2021.
Verified
Mike was the absolute best, he understood that I was in a bind and went so far above and beyond what I expected and I am exceedingly grateful for his time and knowledge

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