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I Have A Slab Leak What Do I Do?

Drain & Sewer Tips, Plumbing Tips

Dealing with a slab leak can be a daunting challenge for any homeowner. But don’t panic, our experienced team has created a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the discovery of a slab leak on your property. From location, to repair steps, to dealing with insurance, our team has you covered and we’ll help you navigate the situation with confidence.

Posted by Spencer | April 10, 2024 | Reading Time:

Dealing with a slab leak can be a daunting challenge for any homeowner. This kind of leak occurs in the water pipes installed in or under the concrete floor of your home, often leading to significant damage if not addressed promptly. But don’t panic, our experienced team has created a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the discovery of a slab leak on your property.

Rainforest Plumbing & Air has been the Phoenix Valley’s trusted source for all plumbing services, including slab leaks for over 25 years. Contact us today, we’re here to answer any and all questions you may have!

Step 1: Recognize the Signs of a Slab Leak

First and foremost, it's essential to be able to recognize the signs that might indicate a slab leak. Early detection is key to avoiding significant property damage!

  • Unexpectedly high water bills
  • Pooling or seeping water
  • Mold or mildew under carpets or flooring
  • Cracks in walls or flooring
  • A noticeable drop in water pressure

Step 2: Confirm the Leak

If you suspect a slab leak, your next step is to confirm its presence. This can be done by checking your water meter. Turn off all the water in your house, including appliances like dishwashers and washing machines, and then check your water meter. If it continues to move, there's a good chance you have a leak.

Step 3: Review Your Insurance Policy

Before any repair work begins, review your homeowners' insurance policy to understand what coverage you may have regarding slab leaks.

Slab leaks can be covered by insurance, but sometimes filing the claim can be a bit tricky, and often the insurance doesn't cover the cost of the pipe repair, only structural or building material.

That's why you can trust our experienced team to walk you through the claim process, and we are also proud to offer low cost financing options to help with whatever your insurance company may not cover.

Contact us today to learn more.

Step 4: Contact The Professionals at Rainforest Plumbing & Air

Once a slab leak is suspected or confirmed, it's time to call in professionals. At Rainforest Plumbing & Air we are proud to offer our 3 step slab leak repair service.


Every repair from Rainforest Plumbing & Air starts with an assessment, where your personal, trained technician will come to your home to diagnose the issue.

We will locate the leak with our state of the art electronic equipment, and identify the cause of the issue and any resulting damage to the surrounding area.


At the end of your evaluation, you will be presented with a comprehensive, personalized recommendation.  All slab leak repair recommendations are thoroughly explained and consider the quality and age of your home’s foundation and pipes, as well as the material, and any and all building codes.


Your technician is with you every step of the way during your slab leak repair, and will walk you through each of the following steps if they are required:

  • Saw-cut the floor and jackhammer to remove the concrete above the leak.
  • Evacuate the underlying soil.
  • Repair piping in the affected area.
  • Backfill and compact the soil to prevent future problems through settling.
  • Make a concrete patch and repair any other areas such as drywall, texture, and paint.

And with Rainforest’s exclusive Put Back Policy, you can rest assured, when we clean up, we leave your space better than we found it, guaranteed! We have over 25 years experience repairing slab leaks in the Phoenix Valley, so call us today!

Step 5: Prevent Future Leaks

After repairs are completed, consider taking preventive measures to avoid future slab leaks. This can include:

  • Regularly monitoring your water bill for unexpected increases
  • Maintaining proper water pressure
  • Installing a water softener to fight hard water and minimize pipe corrosion
  • Scheduling periodic inspections of your home's plumbing system

Rainforest is also proud to offer our exclusive Cabana Club Membership which is a great way to schedule annual inspections and maintenance for a low monthly cost.

Other benefits include:

  • Guaranteed lowest price on parts and service.
  • Two hour priority service.
  • Zero after hours or holidays fees.
  • Annual water savings and air efficiency reports.
  • Extend equipment life.
  • Protect against unexpected failures and repairs.

Step 6: Reflect and Recover

Finally, take a moment to reflect on the process and recover from the disruption. Dealing with a slab leak can be stressful, but with Rainforest Plumbing & Air you’re never alone.

We’ll help you navigate the situation with confidence, ensuring your home’s water supply is restored quickly and efficiently, while maintaining the integrity and safety of your home.

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