The Dangers of DIY Slab Leak Repair

Slab leaks can sneak up on you at any moment, and in fact, you may not even know when they do. That’s because slab leaks occur underneath your home’s concrete slab foundation, making them pretty hard for the eye to see without some serious inspecting.

So what do you do when you realize you have a slab leak? While you may be pretty handy and able to DIY some other plumbing issues, slab leaks are one of those plumbing problems best left to the pros; here’s why:

  1. Slab leaks have the potential to harm the foundation of your entire home (as opposed to just one area, even though that’s not ideal either), and just one wrong move can lead to even more structural damage.
  2. When more than one water line has been damaged, the solution may be to completely replace your pipes. And since you’ll need those pipes to perform properly for many years to come, you need someone who knows exactly how to put them together. If they aren’t properly installed during a DIY repair, the potential for future leaks and damage can be a lot greater.
  3. Leaks that have been left unattended for a long time can lead to mold problems – a major health concern! To keep yourself safe and avoid further health concerns for you and your family in the future, it’s best to call in someone who has professional experience in cleaning it up.

For those of you who are located in Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Placentia, Yorba Linda, or another one of our service areas in Orange County, California, don’t feel like you have to attempt a slab leak repair on your own – we’re always here to help! We can pinpoint the exact location of your slab leak and repair it right the first time, and we’ll make sure that our solution is the most cost-effective for you.

To learn more about our slab leak repair services, please give us a call at 714.630.8766 today.