Big C’s Plumbing Services, an Oklahoma-based licensed, bonded and insured plumbing contractor with more than 25 years of experience in the business, has extended its slab leak service to the Broken Arrow community, a move that now allows the company to provide a myriad of leak solutions – from pipe re-routing and re-piping to tunneling – for its entire customer base.
“Slab leaks are a fact of life in areas where soils are unstable, and we often explain to customers that homes are built on concrete slabs or by way of pier-and-beam construction because basement walls can crack and break from the pressure of shifting soils,” explains Chris Ogan, President of Big C’s Plumbing Services. “Sometimes, plumbing joints leak or the pipes crack beneath a slab, and then one of the most serious problems one can image rears its head – a slab leak.
“Depending on the extent of this leak, a homeowner may experience serious water damage to flooring, walls, furniture, appliances and more, and, as one can imagine, fixing a leak beneath tons of concrete is no walk in the park; it’s definitely not a DIY plumbing job, and that’s what we have been stressing to our treasured client base in BA.”
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According to experts like Ogan, expansive soil shifts is the number one cause of slab leaks, with the American Society of Civil Engineers reporting that approximately 25-percent of all homes in the United States experiencing damage due to these expansive soils. Additionally, Big C’s routinely tells its customers what they should be looking out for with regard to signs of a slab leak, as changes can be so incremental, they often go unnoticed.
These signs include higher water bills without increased personal usage, sounds of running water when no taps are open, foundations that develop cracks, discolored or damp floor coverings, warm or damp places on floors, off-putting odors from floors or walls, uneven growth in lawn or foundation plants and a visible shift in soil around structures.
“If one or more of these symptoms pop up, a licensed plumber should be contacted immediately for a professional opinion,” adds Ogan. “Plumbers are equipped with acoustic, sonic, pressure, electromagnetic and gas tracer detection tools to locate water leaks in plastic and metal plumbing lines, and these kinds of experts also engage in visual inspections with fiber optic plumbers’ cameras they run through the plumbing lines.
“The bottom line is that when a slab leak occurs, some decisions have to be made, and it should be understood that the risk of property damage can run into the tens of thousands of dollars, or higher.”
Big C’s Plumbing has been taking care of plumbing concerns in its local Oklahoma community and the surrounding areas for over 20 years, providing outstanding plumbing and leak locating solutions for all of Claremore and Mayes County including foundation piering, water heater repair, drain cleaning and rooter services.
Big C’s is located at 3802 1/2 South Norfolk Avenue in Tulsa and can be reached by calling (918) 218-2224. For more information visit above mentioned website.
Big C’s Plumbing Services
Big C’s Plumbing Services
3802 1/2 S Norfolk Ave
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