Your plumbing system is arguably the backbone of your home, as it’s responsible for helping you complete many daily tasks. Homes built on a concrete slab may face issues at some point due to the pipes running through or underneath them.
When this happens, a simple repair isn’t always the answer, and it may be time to consider a plumbing reroute. Fortunately, the HomeWorks team has developed comprehensive plumbing rerouting services you can rely on if needed.
What Is a Slab Leak and How Can Rerouting Your Plumbing Help?
Slab leaks occur when there is a leak underneath or inside the concrete slab your home is built on. If the leak goes unaddressed, it can damage the structure of your home.
But what seems like a cure can sometimes be worse than the disease; methods like drilling into the slab to access the leaky pipe can make matters worse.
A plumbing reroute may be your best solution! This involves finding a new entry and exit point for your pipes, so you don’t have to deal with the pipes under the slab. They’ll stay in place but won’t be part of your plumbing system anymore.
Common Ways Homes Are Repiped
When you choose to work with HomeWorks, you can expect fast, efficient plumbing repiping services. Repiping your home involves determining the least-invasive method of reaching your pipes so they can be repaired or replaced as necessary, ensuring your plumbing always works optimally.
If the slab leak isn’t an isolated incident, your home may need to be completely repiped.
Rerouted pipes can run through:
- Outdoor trenches
- Tunnels underneath the slab
Your HomeWorks plumber can advise you on the best choice for your home.
Benefits of Rerouting Your Plumbing
Rerouting your pipes is ultimately less expensive and much less of a hassle than drilling through your home’s slab. Your plumber may still have to cut into your home’s drywall, but that process is far simpler.
Rerouting your plumbing means you avoid the risk of worsening the problem you’re trying to fix. It will also save money in the long run. Rerouted pipes are more accessible, so it will be easier to address any other plumbing problems.
Are the pipes under your home’s concrete slab foundation posing a risk to your plumbing and overall home structure? If so, consider a pipe rerouting service with the HomeWorks team today.
Call 651-273-2450, or schedule an appointment online.