Water Leaks

A home is one of the greatest investments that an individual can make, and allowing an entire floor’s worth of space to become flooded will ruin the value of your home. Plumbing systems usually don’t fail overnight. All of the water lines in your home run under your cement slab. Corrosion and improper installation are the cause of many leaks. A number of things can happen; for example, with corrosion, one large water leak or several small copper pinhole leaks can develop and ultimately lead to the need for major water leaks repair. From poured concrete foundations to monolithic, stone, block or tile basement walls, no basement is safe from water leaking through the basement walls, floor, and floor joist and then entering into your home. Pipe repair done on a piecemeal basis doesn’t effectively remove all mineral build-up or reverse corrosion, so homeowners are eventually forced to overhaul entire systems with a complete re-piping.

Dry Basements can be used as storage space or finished to make a warm, beautiful, new living space in your home.

Slab Leaks once detected, be it through high water bills, dampness or wetness on the floor, water coming through the foundation or the settling of the foundation, must be found. Slab leaks occur in two places, either the incoming water line or the sanitary sewer line both of which are imbedded in the foundation of your home. Don’t let a small water leak quickly turn into a major slab leak.

Faucet leaks result from worn washers in household faucets and showerheads. These faucets should be checked periodically. Faucet leaks are usually caused by worn washers or “O" rings.

Toilet leaks are one of the most common water wasters but its leaks tend to be less noticeable than faucet leaks. To determine if your toilet is leaking, look at the toilet bowl after the tank has stopped filling. If water is still running into the bowl, or if water can be heard running, your toilet is leaking. Most toilet leaks occur at the overflow pipe or at the plunger ball inside the tank.

– Call Henrik Plumbing, Inc and we will send one of our service technicians out to your home to diagnose your problem and advise you of your options.
– We open up the floor (for slab leak) with the smallest hole we possibly can to affect the repair. The size of the hole depends on the depth of the pipe.
– Some leaks are in an inaccessible area so they cannot be repaired. In this instance we recommend that the affected water line be routed overhead through the attic or across the flat roof.
– Faucet and toilet leaks need to be determine and fixed with some parts from hardware or home store.