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Slab Leak Repair in Bensalem, PA

Slab Leak Repair in Bensalem, PA

  • Plumbing
Slab leak repair in Bensalem, PA with McHales.

In the heart of Bensalem, PA, homeowners sometimes face plumbing challenges that require expert attention. One such issue is a slab leak—a problem lurking beneath the surface, often elusive but demanding immediate repair. In this case, the homeowner contacted McHales due to a persistent slab leak occurring in the kitchen sink area, and they needed a reliable solution. For more information about slab leak repair in Bensalem, PA, contact us today! McHales can deliver reliable and effective solutions right to your door. 

Job Site Conditions: Uncovering the Source

Upon arriving at the customer’s home, our first task was to diagnose the issue with the slab leak. The homeowners had previously hired a plumber four years ago to address a kitchen sink line problem. The earlier repair had focused on a spot repair for the 2″ cast iron pipe under the slab. This spot repair extended about 30″ into the floor, including a vertical connection into the vanity.

The current issue was causing dampness and moisture in the kitchen floor when the kitchen sink was heavily used. The complexity of the problem was further compounded by the fact that the washing machine line was tied into the kitchen sink line further down near the pantry, involving a laundry line that ran approximately 10′ from the laundry tub to the kitchen sink line. To add to the challenge, the house had vinyl plank flooring throughout.

The kitchen sink line itself spanned from the kitchen sink, across the kitchen to the pantry, under the pantry, and through the vanity in the powder room bathroom, ultimately reaching under the toilet. The main line was located beneath the toilet, making it a roughly 15′ run in total.

Job Details: Precision and Expertise

To address the slab leak, we developed a detailed plan of action. First, we aimed to complete a spot repair on the kitchen sink line from the kitchen sink to the pantry only. Extensive home protection measures were implemented to safeguard working areas, including the installation of zip walls, floor protection, and air scrubbers. Special care was taken to protect cabinets and floors with Shubee floor protection.

Next, flooring in the kitchen area was removed, and if necessary, flooring in the laundry room would be jackhammered as well. Once the floor was opened, old concrete was removed, excess dirt was cleared, and the existing line was exposed. The old line was removed, replaced with new 2″ PVC piping, and connected to the vanity and laundry line.

After pipe installation and inspection, testing was performed to ensure there were no issues. Concrete was then laid to a rough floor level, leaving rough slab flooring once completed. It’s important to note that McHales was not responsible for any flooring putback or replacing anything removed for job completion.

To further ensure the integrity of the plumbing system, a K60 drain machine with 5/8 cable was used to inspect and clear the rest of the line. If necessary, a camera was employed to identify additional issues that might require further attention.

Slab Leak Repair in Bensalem, PA

In the end, the homeowner was also given a 50% discount promotion from the SPP (Service Partner Plan) membership, providing peace of mind and cost savings. Slab leak repair in Bensalem, PA, can be complex, but with the expertise and thorough approach of McHales, homeowners can trust that their plumbing problems will be resolved efficiently and effectively. For more information about slab leak repair in Bensalem, PA, contact us today!

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