Help prevent serious slab leaks in your foundation with these tips.
When water or sewer pipes spring a leak beneath the slab of your foundation, you can end up with a serious problem on your hands. Not only will you be wasting significant amounts of water, but over time you could end up developing mold or odor issues that affect your air quality or even structural problems affecting your entire property. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to help prevent slab leaks from causing extensive damage.
Start with a Solid Foundation
First and foremost, it is important to invest in a solid foundation with quality cement or concrete to house your pipes. This helps limit the risk of shifting or cracking in the foundation leading to broken or sheared pipes, which would obviously create a huge slab leak.
Get Water Pressure Analysis
Another excellent method for preventing slab leaks is to get a professional plumber to perform a water pressure analysis. Excessive water pressure is a common cause of plumbing problems and can actually affect all your pipes, not just those beneath the slab.
Get a Pipe Inspection
Having your pipes inspected with an inline drain camera will also help prevent slab leaks by enabling you to have corroded or otherwise weakened pipes replaced proactively.
Get Routine Drain Cleaning
Finally, be sure to get routine service for your main line drain system. This is another way of helping to prevent the sorts of pressure buildups that can be damaging to plumbing. At The Drain Dudes®, we offer expert drain cleaning services, and right now drain cleanings come with a free video inspection. This lets you get two vital services for slab leak prevention for the price of one!
What If You Already Have a Slab Leak?
If you have already noticed any of the following problems, it is highly likely you already have a slab leak:
- Unexplained sounds of running water
- A sudden and dramatic increase in water usage on your bill
- Hot spots on floors
- New cracks in walls or foundations
- Increased indoor humidity and/or signs of moisture on walls or flooring
The Drain Dudes® can come inspect your property to pinpoint the exact location of the leak and provide lasting slab leak repair. We do everything in our power to minimize the damage and disruption involved in accessing pipes beneath a slab, and you can rely on us to use the latest in no-dig and low-dig pipe repair technology to the fullest possible effect. We have nearly 20 years of experience in this area and we are confident you will be satisfied with our work. In case of a huge slab leak, you can even call us any time, day or night, for emergency service.