Slab Leak FAQ
What Causes Slab Leaks?
Slab leaks can be the result of:
- Improper plumbing installation - It's unfortunate, but it does happen. If pipes are not properly installed in the first place, they're more susceptible to breaks and leaks.
- Soil shifting beneath the slab - Expansive soil, or soil that contains minerals that absorb water, can cause the earth your home is built on to shift around, which can weaken pipes and pipe connections.
- Failing plumbing lines - If you live in an older home, your home may have been plumbed with materials like galvanized steel or cast iron, which are prone to corrosion over time. But even copper pipes are not immune from internal corrosion.
Is a Slab Leak an Emergency?
Yes, a slab leak is a plumbing emergency that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. All of that leaking water can end up weakening your foundation and the structure of your home. It can also lead to mold growth, which can be both detrimental to your health and expensive to remediate. Leaks will only get worse the longer they are allowed to continue, so don't wait to call a plumber if you think you might have a slab leak.
Will My Home Insurance Cover Slab Leak Repair?
Homeowner's insurance plans often cover plumbing leaks, but you'll need to check the details of your policy to be certain. We advise you to contact your insurance company to verify exactly what is covered before you schedule a repair service. They will likely require an official cost estimate prior to approving the repair, which we can provide you with.
For prompt Mesa slab leak repair services, call us today or fill out our online appointment request form.