Every day we get a lot of calls and emails from homeowners asking all types of plumbing questions. And we’ve notice a lot of the same questions tend to come up over and over.
So we wanted to take the time to answer some of the most commonly asked questions that we get on a daily basis.
Commonly Asked Questions About Slab Leaks
As experts in slab leak detection and repair, we deal with a lot of plumbing problems that happen under the slab of your foundation.
How do I know if I have a slab leak?
For many homeowners it’s difficult to identify issues going on under the foundation of the home. Thankfully, there are a few things to look for when trying to decide if it’s time to call a plumber or not.
Here is a list of some signs that might point to an under slab leak.
- Wet spots on the floorcold and hot water leak detection
- Cracked walls or floors
- Hear running water
- Utility bill increase
- Hot water coming out of the cold water faucet
- Humming noise coming from the pipes
- You can read more about these signs here.
Will you have to tear up my house or yard to find the leak?
No. We use the latest scanning and identification equipment to allow us to find leaks without excavation—in a normal situation. We also offer a location guarantee. If we do not find a leak, you will not be charged for our services.
How long does it take to repair a slab leak?
Most under slab leak repairs take a day or less to resolve. There are some situations where the fix could take longer, but this is rare.
How much does it cost to fix a slab leak?
Slab leak repairs are made in a variety of ways. Some methods are less intrusive than others, but it ultimately depends on where the leak is and how much damage the leak has caused. We can give you a free estimate with a simple leak inspection.
Does homeowners insurance cover slab leak repairs?
This question is best left to the insurance professionals. We suggest calling your insurance company to ask exactly what your policy covers. The same applies to plumbing pipe protection plans.
But before you call, watch this video to find out the best way to ask your insurance company about your coverage.
Is there a way I can check for a leak myself?
For a sewer leak, no. You can’t easily find these yourself. We use special equipment to test your sewer pipes for leaks.
For fresh water leaks, shut off the water to your house and check the water meter to see if the meter is still running. Check out this post to for a video example of what you’re looking for, and how we repair fresh water leaks.
Why Choose In-House Plumbing Company?
We always provide free estimates and a guarantee for our services. We also have the experience, knowledge, and equipment to perform leak detection tests and repairs. Check out our guide on how to find a reliable plumbing company to help you solve your problems without causing you more.
Our experts have commonly-needed parts stocked in the trucks and always clean up when finished. In fact, we even have a cleanliness guarantee. While we repair your leak, we take special care to minimize how much we impact you and your property.
Not to mention, we know the Garland, Mesquite, Plano, Rowlett, and Richardson areas very well because we have worked in the community since the late 90s.
Call us to set up an appointment for a free estimate or schedule a free second opinion.