How to Find and Fix Water Leaks in or Under a Slab or Foundation

by | Jul 26, 2023 | Leak detection | 0 comments

Dealing with a water leak under your slab foundation can be a daunting experience. It’s a complex issue that requires expertise and the right equipment to detect and repair the problem. At Plumbing Group WA, we’ve helped numerous Perth businesses and residents locate and fix water leaks under their slab foundations. In this article, we’ll share some tips on how to find and fix a water leak under a slab in Perth.

Can you have a slab leak and not know it?

Yes, you can have a water leak under your slab foundation and not know it. However, there are some signs that indicate you may have a leak, including:

  • High water bills
  • Sound of running water when no taps are on
  • Damp or wet spots on your floor
  • Low water pressure

How common is a slab leak?

Slab leaks are quite common in Perth, especially in older homes or buildings. However, they can also occur in newer homes due to poor installation, shifting soil, or poor-quality pipes.

What are the signs of a slab leak?

The signs of a slab leak are similar to those of any other water leak. In addition to the signs mentioned above, you may also notice:

  • Cracks in your walls or floors
  • Mildew or mold growth
  • A musty odor
  • Hot spots on your floor
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How do you find a water leak in or under a slab foundation?

At Plumbing Group WA, we use a combination of advanced technologies and techniques to locate water leaks under slab foundations. Our process includes:

  • Visual inspection: We inspect your property for any visible signs of a water leak.
  • Pressure testing: We pressurize your water system and monitor it for any loss of pressure, which indicates a water leak.
  • Acoustic leak detection: We use specialized equipment to listen for the sound of water escaping from your pipes.
  • Thermal imaging: We use infrared cameras to detect temperature differences that indicate the location of a water leak.

What is the most effective leak detection method?

At Plumbing Group WA, we use a combination of techniques to detect water leaks under slab foundations. Our most effective method is acoustic leak detection, which involves using specialised equipment to listen for the sound of water escaping from your pipes.

Once we’ve located the leak, we’ll provide you with a range of solutions to fix the problem. Depending on the severity of the leak, we may need to reroute the water line or perform a complete pipe replacement. Our team of experts will provide you with the best solution for your specific situation.

At Plumbing Group WA, we’re committed to providing our customers with the best service possible. If we find a leak under your slab foundation, we’ll submit a leak rebate form to Water Corporation on your behalf. If the rebate is approved, you could be eligible for a significant refund.

If you suspect a water leak under your slab foundation, don’t wait to get it fixed. Contact Plumbing Group WA today to schedule a leak detection appointment.

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