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Signs of a Slab Leak

Monday, January 2nd, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

In some ways, slab leaks don’t differ from any other types of leaks. Pipes can suffer from wear and corrosion, and when they do, leaks spring up. Any plumber in the Las Vegas, NV area should be able to repair a leak without a problem. Slab leaks, however, constitute a unique challenge, not so much in fixing the leak, but in reaching the location of the leak in the first place. (more…)

How to Spot a Slab Leak

Monday, July 25th, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

A slab leak is simply a leak in a length of pipe that lies under the foundation of your Las Vegas, NV house, or in some cases even embedded into the concrete itself. In and of itself, it’s a fairly minor repair, and if it took place in the pipe beneath your sink, a good plumber can fix it in short order. But because slab leaks are hidden and very difficult to get to, they can continue for weeks or even months before being detected. Eventually, the leaking water can crack your foundation, leading to a disastrous problem that could cost you everything. (more…)

4 Important Facts about Slab Leaks

Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Butter Plumbing

Slab leaks have a really bad reputation, and for good reason. They are known for causing extensive and costly damage. Even the smallest cracks in the water pipes beneath or within your concrete slab foundation can create serious issues, and often the first sign that you have a problem is increased water bills. It’s important to remember that concrete does not stop leaks, and foundation destruction is a huge risk of slab leaks. What else should you know? We’ve shared 4 important facts below. (more…)

3 Signs You Have a Slab Leak

Monday, September 7th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

A slab leak is a leak that appears in a pipe either embedded in your foundation or buried beneath it. As you can imagine, it’s a very difficult problem simply for the sheer logistics of getting to the pipe to repair the leak. It’s also problematic because detecting a slab leak is very difficult for the same reasons that getting to it to fix the leak is difficult. Here in Las Vegas, NV, quality plumbing services have high-tech means of detecting slab leaks. But you need to use more conventional methods of figuring out the problem if you’re going to summon a service in the first place. Here are 3 signs you have a slab leak. (more…)

3 Things to Know about Slab Leaks

Monday, March 17th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

Slab leaks. It’s a slightly intimidating-sounding name. And that’s appropriate, because if slab leaks in your home are not taken care of soon, they can cause extensive damage in your home that will lead to costly repairs.

No matter how intimidating slab leaks may sound, they are something that professional plumbers encounter and repair frequently. With the right training and the right equipment, they can handle the necessary work to protect your plumbing and your home from the damage slab leaks can cause.

When you suspect you have a slab leak or leaks in your home, call for professional plumbing services in Las Vegas, NV. Butter Plumbing is on-call 24-hours a day to help you.

What you need to know about slab leaks

  1. What they are: The term slab leak is plumber-speak for any pipe leak that occurs in a water line running under concrete floors. It does not designate the size of the leak, only its location. A slab leak can be pinhole-sized. However, even a small pinhole slab leak can wreck a large amount of destruction because of the pressure that will build up from the water, leading to cracking along the flooring material and slab shifting leading to even more breaks. Regardless of size, slab leaks need professional repairs done promptly.
  2. How they are detected: Although you can see and hear the evidence of slab leaks yourself (the sound of running water after you shut off the flow, cracking along concrete flooring, mildew growth on the floor, strange warm spots, and spikes in your water bill), it requires professional plumbers skilled in leak detection to pinpoint their exact location. Plumbers use sound detection devices to listen for the water leaks, and scanners that look for high pressure regions. Using these tools and their experience, plumbers can narrow down the precise spot to target for repairs.
  3. How they are repaired: You may worry that fixing a slab leak will require ripping up your floors until a room looks like the groundbreaking for a new skyscraper. But skilled plumbers will usually only need to create a small opening to fix a slab leak once they have pinpointed it. In some cases, they can use an in-pipe coating to fix the leak, which involves no invasive procedures at all.

Because slab leaks are found beneath hard floors, they are not problems you can hope to solve on your own. Call for professional leak detection and repairs from skilled plumbers. For a plumbing service in Las Vegas, NV that can quickly and efficiently take care of slab leaks, or any kind of plumbing problems, contact Butter Plumbing.