Friday, December 7, 2012

Slab Leaks May be Covered by Homeowner's Insurance

Slab leaks may be caused by any number of things. Freezing is often suspected, but is not often the culprit. Slab LEaks can occcur in the summer as often as in the winter, and can occur in the middle of your home far away from the cold as often as they occur near the foudation of the home. Many times, the cold rolled (soft) copper that has been laid down for the water lines has a small crimp in it that has worn a little too thin, or the copper has come in contact with another type of metal below the slab and electroysis is occurring. Perhaps the cause is something else that will never be known. No matter the cause, slab leak repair does not need to be a long, drawn out, painful process. Once you have determined that you have a slab leak, you can call your homeowner's insurance company to find out if you have coverage for it. Do not tell the insurance that you have a leak, but simply inquire as to whther or not you ahve the coverage. Some homeowners call their insurance company only to find out that they do not have coverage for a slab leak, and it is not until later that they realize that they in fact told their insurance company that they had a leak, and without coverage, a claim has still been made on their policy. Rates will still go up even without coverage and a payout! A homeowner will need to find out exactly here it is located so that an accurate repair can get started. Few plumbers have the tools and experience to locate hard-to-find leaks accurately. Call a leak detection company to find the leak, and then your plumber can make a small hole in the slab floor to repair the leak. The more accurately located the leak, the smller hole the plumber may need. Angie's List is a great resource to find quality companies to work with. Slab leaks often happen to houses in the same neighborhood. Ask your neighbors for their recommendation. United Leak Detection, Inc is a high quality leak detection company that locates slab leaks in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.