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2 Reasons It’s Critical to Detect a Slab Leak Early

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Your house is a chief investment. For countless people, their house is their greatest asset and merits constant monitoring. Homeowners put in alarm systems to guard their homes against intrusion and robbery. They choose building materials designed to defend the structure from earthquake damage. But what measures are homeowners taking to prevent destructive damage from slab leaks?

At Fullerton Plumbing and Rooter Pros, we quickly discovered that a good portion of homeowners are uninformed of the damaging nature of slab leaks. A lack of information about slab leaks and the significance of prompt discovery is why many homeowners face this unforeseen plumbing dilemma every year. Let us take a second to clarify how slab leaks happen and how we work with homeowners to detect and mend this problem quickly.

What Is a Slab Leak?

Slab leaks transpire below a home’s foundation. Every home is at risk of having a slab leak occur, regardless if the home has a concrete slab foundation or a basement. Slab leaks develop when water pools or gradually leaks under the home’s concrete base. Reasons for seepage include the following:

  • Broken water pipe
  • Deterioration of water pipes due to age
  • Improper installation
  • Unpredictable water pressure (too high or too low)
  • Water quality (hard water tends to be rougher on pipes)
  • Piping material

To take care of a slab leak, the plumber must find out what caused the leak to occur then find a resolution to that problem. For example, if hard water led to pipe corrosion and a leak ensued, two problems need to be addressed. The botched piping needs to be replaced, but the water quality needs to be dealt with to, or else, the problem will return.

Save $$$ with Early Detection

The earlier a slab leak is located, the less damage (in most cases) there will be to fix. Foundation leaks that go unnoticed for months can cause significant structural problems. Fixing a sizable foundation problem can cost a lot of money.  At Fullerton Plumbing and Rooter Pros, we want to save our customers this expensive hassle. We suggest that homeowners call a licensed plumber for electronic leak detection services once few years. Using the finest equipment in the plumbing industry, our first-rate plumbers are able to spot the slightest of leaks and repairs right away before the situation worsens.

To learn more about our affordable slab leak detection services, Call Fullerton Plumbing and Rooter Pros!