Slab Leaks

slab leakDo you have a slab leak in your Clearwater, St. Petersburg or Tampa area home?  A slab leak is one of the most difficult plumbing problems to detect and remedy. This kind of seepage can be a nightmare for homeowners.  Fortunately, the industry leaders at Midway Services can save you from the headache and worry.

What Is A Slab Leak?

A slab leak occurs when a pipe ruptures underneath the concrete foundation of your home, driveway or pool deck.  This type of water outflow is difficult to repair because in order for the damage to be reached, it requires that a professional break through the concrete slab to access the damaged pipe.

Symptoms

When you have a leak that’s hidden deep beneath solid stone at your Clearwater, St. Petersburg or Tampa residence, they can be very difficult to detect.  So how can you tell?  Does your home experience any of the following symptoms?

  • High water bills:  If you are experiencing higher water bills, without increasing your usage, there is most likely water escaping a pipe somewhere in your residence.  While the damage may also have occurred inside a wall, it is important that you have a professional immediately perform an assessment.
  • Sound of running water:  Do you hear running water in your home, when all water sources are turned off?
  • Cracks in walls or flooring:  A slab leak can slowly wash away the earth that supports the foundation of your Clearwater, St. Petersburg, or Tampa home.  Without this support, the building’s weight can cause it to sag, forming cracks in the inflexible walls, or floor.
  • Mildew underneath the carpet:  The outflowing water can seep up through the concrete floor, creating the perfect environment for mold growth.
  • Hot spot:  A possible indication of a hot water leak beneath your residence is a hot spot on the floor of your house.

A simple way to determine if water is escaping into or below your home is by utilizing the meter test.  Simply turn off all faucets and ensure there are no appliances using water, then go out to your meter and have a look.  If the needle is still moving, there is a definite leak, and you should call a professional for emergency maintenance.

Why Choose Midway Services?

Slab leaks can be a major crisis for homeowners in and around Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa.  This is why it’s imperative to choose a professional that can offer you not only outstanding customer service and superior quality repairs, but can back it up with years of dependable service and thousands of satisfied clients.

Don’t allow anyone to damage your property searching for the source of a leak; breaking into the concrete without first pinpointing the location of the damage is never acceptable.  At Midway Services of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa we can locate the exact location of the damaged pipe by using state of the art thermal imaging and electromagnetic, pipeline locators.

Using their extensive training, our experienced technicians are able to utilize the smallest entrance hole possible, sometimes even minimizing the disruption of property to a single floor tile, which saves you on the cost of labor and repairs.

Repair Options for a Slab Leak

After we have located the source of flowing water, there are several repair options we might use, which can vary by property and severity of damage:

  1. With newer construction, it is often as simple as your plumber opening up the concrete directly above the damage and fixing the pipe.
  2. Sometimes with old systems, or a system with a history of problems, it is more cost effective for the technician to repipe the entire line rather than attempting a repair.
  3. If there are multiple leaks throughout the water line, it is sometimes possible for us to apply an epoxy coating to the inside of the pipe to seal the damaged areas, rather than breaking multiple holes in the floor for direct access.

Midway Services began as a plumbing and repiping company in 1957 so we have plenty of experience with slab leaks.

With our flat-rate pricing, there are no hidden costs, and any additional expenses will be discussed with you so there are never any surprises.  We also offer one-hour emergency service when scheduling permits.

For Your Peace of Mind

slab leak | Gulf BeachesAt Midway, we take your peace of mind very seriously.  We understand that by hiring us, you are inviting a stranger into your home or onto your property. That can be a frightening proposition.

Before we hire a plumbing technician at Midway Services, they must pass a nationwide criminal background check and a drug screening.

Midway service technicians arrive within their scheduled time, driving a Midway Services vehicle, neatly dressed in a Midway Services uniform and sporting a Midway Services ID badge.  You can rest assured that we will leave our work areas neat and tidy and treat your home and furnishings as we would our own.

We are here to make life a little easier. How can we help you?

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July 19th, 2017

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July 20th, 2017

We needed our a/c serviced at 4am and Midway had someone out within the hour. He was friendly, informative, and thorough. Luckily it was a minor thing and we were very pleased with three service AND the cost..... so much so that we have contracted with Midway to service or a/c twice a year and our hot water heater once a year at a cost that is only a few dollars more annually than my Amazon prime account. So worth it!  

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January 14, 2017

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January 18, 2017

"Good day Midway Services I would like to tell you how very happy I am for your great service. Jeremy he is the best. He is very understanding and you can make a sure that he knows just what to do and how to do the job the right way and it is well done. And the clean up I was so happy to see how they cleaned up when the job was completed . I will be calling you for my next job very shortly. Thank You Midway Services."

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- Larry D, Pinellas Park

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- Barbara K., Seminole

Response was fast (~30min - 1hr) and honest technician.We'll definately be using them for any of our other service in the future.

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We had an emergency with our AC unit one evening and Midway Services sent out HVAC service Dom L. He was fantastic! He temporarily fixed the problem so our AC worked that night until the part came in a few days later. Dom sat with us and gave us all of our options with prices. He made us feel very comfortable in choosing the best option for us (even since our unit was a quite few years old.) He was very upfront and honest on our options and let us choose the best route for us. We appreciated his honesty. We had some water leaking a few days later and we requested Dom back and he fixed the leak and replaced all the new parts that came in. He worked very hard and cleaned over and beyond (it was more cleaning that he thought.) He even took our wet rugs (we had in our garage) out to dry! He went over and beyond. He was very knowledgeable, hard working, kind and explained everything to us thoroughly. We would highly recommend Midway Services to everyone. They are very reliable, hard working, honest and Dom was exceptional!

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