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Slab Leak Services in Chapel Hill, NC by Bud Matthews Services

Have you ever noticed water coming up from under the first floor of your house? What about a wet spot on the carpet that never seems to go away? If so, you may have a slab leak. Slab leaks are among the most serious issues that can affect a home’s plumbing system. They can cause quite a bit of damage in a very short amount of time if they are not addressed quickly.

That’s why we offer comprehensive slab leak services throughout Chapel Hill, NC. If you need a slab leak detected or repaired, call us right away and schedule an appointment.


Your home sits on a concrete foundation, called a “slab,” which helps to stabilize it and protect against erosion and other issues. Underneath this slab run several pipes, including your water and sewer lines. A slab leak is when one of these lines springs a leak, and it filters up through the slab into your home. One of the first signs of a slab leak is water coming up into a home from under the floor. Slab leaks have the same causes as any other type of leak: corrosion, external damage, and the like. What makes them so much worse than normal leaks is their location.


Slab leaks are especially dangerous to your home for a couple of reasons. First, they are problematic because they take a while to notice. Because the leak is located under the house, most people don’t notice it until water is gushing up from under their floors. That’s obviously not ideal, because by that point water damage has already been done.

You can identify a slab leak indicator by watching your water meter while all your water appliances are turned off, but most people won’t do that until they notice other symptoms, by which point it’s probably too late. The other issue is that most slab leaks are challenging to locate. It takes special listening equipment to pinpoint the location of the leak, at which point it can be repaired.


The sooner you have a slab leak repaired, the less you’re going to have to pay to fix water damage. We offer a full range of slab leak services throughout Chapel Hill. Whether you need to have a slab leak detected or repaired, we are here for you. Just give us a call and one of our experts will be out to help you shortly. Remember, the longer you wait, the more water damage you’re going to have to repair. It’s far better to be safe than sorry when it comes to slab leaks. Let us make sure that the pipes under your slab are in good condition. We pride ourselves in being able to repair slab leaks without causing any damage to the slab itself.

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We recognize that our services are of a special and often emergency nature, and we remain fully committed to fulfilling the needs of our community even as potential demand for our services may increase with more families either choosing to or being required to remain home for extended periods of time. More importantly, the safety of our employees and customers is always our highest priority, and we recognize that heightened diligence and focus on health and safety is required during these challenging times. We are actively monitoring updates from the CDC, WHO and local health officials; and we have been proactively and continually implementing measures and developing plans to prioritize the health and well-being of our employees and customers. Including:

  • Equipping all technicians with masks, gloves, and disinfectants.
  • Social distancing – Avoid handshakes and limit direct contact with customers during their visit.
  • Requiring technicians to clean all surfaces with disinfectants before and after performing work.
  • Requiring all employees to stay home if they are experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing or fever.