Some of the most common plumbing emergencies faced by most building owners in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC area are slab leaks, which form in pipes within or below concrete floors. Slab leaks can waste hundreds to thousands of gallons of water from the time they form to the time they are detected and repaired, and if left untreated can even cause serious structural damage to buildings. If you notice spiking water bills, unexplained wet or damp spots on your carpets or low water pressure, you may have a slab leak – and don’t wait to get it inspected. Call Maryland Plumbing today!
Underground Leak Detection and Repair
Slab leaks occur underground and can be difficult to detect. If you notice any signs of a slab leak (spiking water bills, unexplained wet or damp spots on your carpets or low water pressure), call Maryland Plumbing right away! Our leak detection experts can pinpoint the exact location of your slab leak and repair it as quickly as possible, either by slab excavation or trenchless pipe repair.
What causes slab leaks?
Slab leaks are fairly common in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC area, and they are usually caused by one (or more) of the following things:
High water pressure
If your water pressure is too high, the flow can eventually cause the copper pipes to corrode. Continuous corrosion can weaken pipes to the point of leaking or bursting.
Chemicals in the water
Some of the chemicals that may be present in the water can react with the copper pipes and form pinhole leaks in the pipes that can cause slab leaks.
Poor pipe installation
You can’t affect the way your pipes were originally installed, but the way your pipes were installed can certainly affect you! Inexperienced plumbers, poor workmanship, inferior plumbing supplies or damaged pipeline installation can all cause your pipes to be too weak to withstand things like shifting foundations, everyday wear and tear or high water pressure.
Chemical drain cleaners
Commercial drain cleaners should be used as infrequently as possible because of the damage they can do to your pipes. Often they can cause your pipes to rust and leak.
Why should you call Maryland Plumbing for your slab leak detection and repair needs?
When you have a slab leak in your Gaithersburg, Rockville, Silver Spring, Bethesda or Olney, Maryland building, you want it repaired reliably and to your exact specifications. This is especially true if you’re working with a few different contractors and you want to make sure your job gets done on time! At Maryland Plumbing, we know when it comes to slab leak detection and repair, you have a lot of options. But when you call our family owned and operated plumbing company, you’ll get a lot more than what other plumbing companies will offer, including:
- Professional, expert quality slab leak detection and repair
- Honest slab leak detection and repair services that come with hiring family owned and operated for over 20 years
- The slab leak detection and repair expertise of a Master Plumber / Gas Fitter
If you have a slab leak in your Gaithersburg, Rockville, Silver Spring, Bethesda or Olney, Maryland building and are looking for a commercial plumbing company to take care of all your slab leak needs, call Maryland Plumbing today!