Do You Need to Repipe Your House for a Slab Leak Repair? Not With Graham Plumbing Services!
Call 281-302-6710 for an appointment. Homes built on slabs are common in the Sweetwater neighborhood and in other neighborhoods around Sugar Land and surrounding cities. Sometimes you’ll have leaks in the water pipes in those slabs and some plumbing companies will advise you to repipe your entire house. Do you need to do that? Probably not! Sugar Land Master Plumber Bryan Graham explains how we can do a slab leak repair in this video.
This is a transcript of Bryan’s video on Slab Leak Repair:
[Bryan] Okay, so here in Sugar Land, mostly in the Sweetwater neighborhood and in some of these other little neighborhoods around here, they, you know… back when they built those houses they did what was called slab piping.
So basically what they do is they’d run copper lines up through the slab and then they’d drop back down and go to each fixture, so it’s a continuous loop from one fixture to the other fixture to the other fixture. There’s not supposed to be any fittings underground. It’s just one continuous loop and it’s supposed to be a sleeve pipe.
So what’ll happen is that sometimes that pipe will get a pinhole or maybe it got kinked when they were bringing that line up and so it’ll get a leak, and you’ll get a leak on both ends of that sleeve, or on one end of the sleeve, and you’ll get a leak coming out of the wall or somewhere around there, you’ll get wet carpet and we’ll come out and figure out if it’s a slab leak.
You know, a lot of companies are going out and telling people that they need to re-pipe the whole house because the pipes are under the slab. Well, yeah that’s definitely one option. It’s a very expensive option. Here we can actually repair that leak which a lot of companies won’t even attempt.
What we’ll do is we will find that loop, we’ll isolate which loop is actually leaking, we’ll cap it off at both ends and then we’ll find another way to bring water over to the other end of that loop. We don’t actually go underground to repair the leak but we will have to cut some sheet rock and maybe bring one line back down and keep that loop running. Which is… it’s a considerable cost savings especially in some of those bigger houses than having to go in and re-pipe the entire system.
Don’t let a slab leak repair cost you more than it has to! Call Graham Plumbing Services today at 281-302-6710 to schedule a visit and a free written estimate. You’ll be happy you did — Graham Plumbing Services is an A+ rated member of the Houston Better Business Bureau.