Slab Leak Prevention

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Slab leaks are annoying and should be addressed immediately. Often, they end up costing homeowners a lot of money if they go undiscovered for a long period of time.

Slab leaks in a home or business is quite common. They happen to conscientious property owners that take all the preventative steps in their plumbing system. It is wise to learn how slab leaks happen in the first place, before getting them repaired. In the long run, prevention is better than the cure. If a property owner is proactive in slab leak prevention, it can end up saving them a lot of money.

Slab leaks occur in a location of the home that are in the foundation and often hidden. Because these slab leaks are hidden, the leaks can go on for weeks without the knowledge of the property owner. This can cause a lot of damage to the plumbing in a property, it can affect the sanitation of a home, and cause water bills to sky rocket.

If you don’t want slab leaks to happen to you and your home, there are a few proactive steps your can take to prevent slab leaks in your plumbing. The first thing: have regular plumbing maintenance done to your home or business. Second, have a good licensed plumber analyze the water pressure in your plumbing system. Third, Have an experienced plumber analyze your water bill. Make certain you supply the plumber with a years worth of bills. They will want to make sure the water usage it is consistent with the prior years bill.   Have an experienced, licensed plumber check the sewer line and the incoming water line. Making certain there is good flow in your plumbing lines reduces the pressure on your plumbing system, and will help in preventing slab leaks in your home.

Slab leak prevention should always be the first thing on your mind, but if you already have a slab leak, there is no other alternative but to get it fixed immediately. When repairing the slab leak, you should always keep in mind that you should hire a professional plumbing contractor that will make ensure the proper workmanship on your plumbing system. It is important that the pipes be cut perfectly clean and straight, if this is not done properly, the first time, you will be fixing the same leak again.

Always make certain when repairing slab leaks, that the foundation is solid and strong. A shifting foundation will cause the PVC to become brittle, and it will crack. This causes the leaks later. If you are interested in preventing slab leaks from occurring in the first place, or have a current slab leak that needs to be repaired, call on your local plumbing professionals at Best Plumbers®

 

April 25, 2014 |
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