WARNING! Slab Leak Detection is a specialized sector of the plumbing industry, and not all companies have the equipment and experience needed to handle detection and repair.
Many homes are built on concrete slabs which can make it harder to find the source of your leak. It is important to have a professional slab leak detection technician service your slab leak to avoid damaging floors, tiles, hard-wood flooring and carpet.
New leak detection and repair methods have developed over the past few years. Baltimore Sewer Service LLC has highly trained slab leak detection technicians that use non-invasive leak detection equipment to accurately locate the leak to save you time, money and avoid unnecessary property damage.
Other plumbers might tell you they need to break your slabs to search for the leak but this simply is not true and can result in damage to your home or yard.
Here at Baltimore Sewer Service LLC we believe that breaking into a slab or pool deck, without positive confirmation of a leak location, is unacceptable.
Finding a slab leak requires a thorough process with technical expertise, as well as experience.
Locating leaks non-destructively requires the use of modern tools such as electronic amplification equipment and electromagnetic pipeline locators.
With the proper equipment, leaks can be found and repaired with minimal disruption to property. In many cases, only a single floor tile needs to be removed and replaced.
The causes of slab leaks can be attributed to a number of possibilities. Before concrete slab foundations are poured, soft copper is laid in utility trenches according to design.
Sometimes the soft copper can be kinked, over-bent, or dented. Also, the copper pipes may come into contact with other metalic materials which may cause a galvanic reaction; an electric exchange between two dissimilar metals.
Aggressive water chemistry is another factor that is gaining more attention as a cause of pipe failure. Essentially, the chemicals which are used to make public water safe to consume are also leading to an adverse electro-chemical reaction.
These reactions can cause de-filming of the beneficial mineral lining in copper pipes and expose the bare copper piping and soldered joints to the aggressive water supply.
Pex tubing is not affected by aggressive water chemistry. With Pex tubing, the water supply piping beneath your home’s foundation is protected by a proven technology that is widely accepted throughout the United States. This will extend the life of your pipes for many years to come.
Call Baltimore Sewer for leak detection and repair today!