slab leak - should we replumb?
My husband and I just bought an 11 year old house and have just discovered a slab leak. The sellers purchased a home warranty for us and unfortunately this one leak has tapped out our contract year limit for unexposed plumbing. We have talked to many of the neighbors since we have moved in and have found out that this is a pretty typical occurrence with these houses. Many of them have re-plumbed the entire houses. Seems the accepted insulation for plumbing through the slab was to wrap the pipes with plastic. Apparently the longevity of this insulation is questionable and no longer used.
So, long story short, my question is (1) should we go ahead and re-plumb the whole house now, or wait until another incident. (2) Do you think this is something insurance will cover, or is this a more of an "elective" procedure?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Last edited by dnswalker; 02-06-2008 at 12:47 PM.