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Think you have a slab leak in your Winchester home or business?
Family operated and local to Winchester, 247 LeakMasters is your number 1 choice for slab leak detection.
Our plumbing technicians use the latest leak detection equipment to find the source and repair the pipe & any water or flood damage.
Our expertise allows for us to repair your leak with the minimal amount of damage.
All of our plumbers are licensed contractors and experts in repairing home damage. As industry experts, we have plenty of experience working with directly with your insurance company for piece of mind.
We do not charge for call outs. Call us today to find out how your detection could be FREE! We can be with you in less than 60 minutes! In addition to fixing your slab leak we provide full service water damage restoration for Winchester homes. If you think you may have a slab leak, don’t delay, call us today!
The plumbing systems in many properties in Winchester were installed with copper piping buried in the large concrete foundation. Cracks and holes are known to develop over time in copper piped plumbing. This is what we call a slab leak. It is often difficult to find the source of the leak because the pipe is hidden in the slab and water can escape slowly over time. Quick action is of the upmost importance if you think you have a slab leak, this can prevent further damage to your home.
If you can see the pipe, even a small leak is easy to trace. Slab leaks occur in the pipes buried deep in the concrete foundation of your home meaning that is not always visible.
Although it may not be possible to see the slab leak you can use the following techniques to diagnose an unseen leak:
While copper pipe is regarded as a reliable and long-lasting plumbing material, it can still fail. Some of the most common causes include:
Whatever the reason for the slab leak, it is important that the problem is found and repaired by a qualified plumber. This will prevent further, more expensive issues.
Hot water lines associated with slab leaks make them easier to find. A hot spot on the floor will give the approximate location, allowing for us to quickly find the accurate location using a leak detector. It is difficult to pinpoint the exact location of cold water-line leaks. Because the pipe is buried, we must use an electro-acoustic leak detection device so we can ‘hear’ where the issue is. The device will accurately pinpoint the location of the leak within the slab. We avoid digging up your floor to find the issue by using the latest electronic leak detection equipment. Pinpoint accuracy helps us reduce time and costs for your repair.
The source of the leak requires electronic equipment that is made for slab leak detection. Sounds are emitted at varying frequencies from leaks depending on the size of the hole and the flow of the water. The sound is picked up by the detector and used to locate the problem. We avoid digging up the floor to find the issue because the sound travels through the slab. Non-invasive and non-destructive techniques are always used.
Once you know you have a slab leak, you have choices for repair. If the pipes are easily accessible we can make a direct repair, but this is rarely the case with slab leaks. We do not usually recommend digging up the floor to repair the leak as this can move the pipe and cause more problems in the future. Instead, a new pipe can be routed through the framework of the house isolating the area with leak.
It takes a discipline of skills for slab leak detection, repair repiping and water damage restoration. The technicians at 247 LeakMasters are fully licensed contractors in addition to being plumbers. Homeowners insurance can seem scary. Our friendly staff are experts at dealing directly with your homeowners insurance and will be with you every step of the way.
If you suspect you have slab leak it is important to have a professional diagnose it right away to keep damage and costs down. We can have a plumbing technician from 247 LeakMasters at your Winchester property in 60 minutes or less, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are a family owned local business that has been providing slab leak repair services for more than 20 years. Call us now!