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What Is a Slab Leak?

Posted by Gary Gray on Apr 26, 2017

Posted in: Pipes

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Most homes are built on a concrete foundation to keep them securely in place as the ground settles.Plumbing is run beneath this foundation in order to keep it out of sight. If any of these pipes start leaking, you will have what is known as a slab leak. 

What Are the Signs of a Slab Leak?

Because concrete does not completely stop these leaks, you'll notice a number of telltale signs if you have one. These include:

What Causes Slab Leaks?

There are many different things that can cause a slab leak. These include:

The only way to know for sure what has caused your slab leak is to hire an experienced professional to examine the issue. Only then can the problem be properly fixed and contained.

What Repairs Are Necessary to Fix Slab Leaks?

Repairing a slab leak is necessary if you want to keep your home and your family safe. If left unchecked, you might be exposed to hazardous mold which could cause respiratory issues. Additionally, the supporting structures of your home might begin to rot, leading to unsafe conditions. 

Luckily, there are several ways to troubleshoot these leaks, all of which must be performed by a certified expert. These include:

If you're not sure which method is right for you, David Gray Plumbing, Inc. is here to help. We can investigate your leak situation, recommend the best course of action, and then complete all repairs in a cost-effective and timely manner. To get started, just call us at 904.724.7211 or email us now.

Source

https://www.itsdone.com/slab-leaks-dangerous/

http://www.servproanaheimhills.com/blog/post/12591/water-damage-restoration/5-signs-of-a-slab-leak--and-why-you-should-take-immediate-action

https://www.angieslist.com/articles/how-fix-slab-leak.htm

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