Why DIY Slab Leak Detection is Not a Good Idea

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Have you ever tried to fix a complex plumbing issue just to realize you are in way over your head?

We know it’s tempting to fix plumbing problems yourself—especially with all the repair guides, posts, and videos on the internet.

But it’s important to think twice before jumping in yourself. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could cause more damage than was originally there.

Many homeowners don’t know the difference between a plumbing DIY project and a major issue that requires the work of a licensed plumber who has the experience, tools, and training to handle the problem.

And one of the problems that require the work of experts is under slab pipe repair, whether it’s because of a broken sewer line or a fresh water leak.

So often, we find people who think that DIY video on YouTube is good enough with its step-by-step instructions.

But, every plumbing system is different so what worked in the video may not work for your home unless you have the exact same type of plumbing system.

You may be able to repair a clogged toilet or a leaky faucet on your own. But it’s probably best to leave slab leak detection and repair to the experts. Aside from knowing the job gets done right when choosing a company like In-House Plumbing, you’ll save yourself a lot of aggravation, time, and money on repairs that do not work or only last a short period.

Homeowner’s Insurance

Mechanically-inclined owners often try to perform home repairs because they are good at fixing things. And if this is you, what you may not know is that this can cause a void in homeowners coverage.

Some insurance companies include slab leaks and leak detection services in their policies. But most have exclusions in the policy stating DIY repairs are not covered. Many policies include something along the lines of not covering professional repairs after homeowners attempt to fix the problem first.

This is usually because DIY attempts often cause more damage.

Specialized Equipment for Under Slab Leaks

It’s unlikely you have the tools and training that an expert plumber has (unless you are a plumber). Finding a leak under the foundation requires specialized equipment and tools.

And even if you do have some of the tools because you work in a similar field, you don’t necessarily possess the knowledge to execute the correct repair. This is usually the stage where homeowners find themselves calling in an expert.

Plumbing Issues Homeowners Should Leave to the Experts

  • Pipe Replacement and Repairs
  • Frozen Pipes
  • Broken Fixtures
  • Water Heater Repairs and Installation
  • Water Leaks
  • Wet Foundations

Don’t Make the Situation Worse

Several problems can arise when you attempt to repair a complex plumbing issue.

For instance, maybe you found and fixed a leak. But if there is more than one leak, the primary source of the problem can go unnoticed until significant damage causes the need for emergency repairs. The home can get flooded, and more things can break costing more money to fix than it would have to call an expert in the first place.

Before you decide to go ahead and fix the problem yourself understand what the issue may be, contact us.

Call the Experts

In-House Plumbing is proud to serve the Garland Texas area and surrounding cities. We also have a guide on how to find a trustworthy plumbing company near you.

Give our licensed plumbers a call today for a FREE estimate on any plumbing issue. Our phone number is 972-494-1750.

If you have already received a quote from one slab leak company allow us to provide you with our FREE Second Opinion to make sure you are not getting charged for more than what your home really needs.

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