A slab leak is a popular industry term used to define a leak which has developed in your copper water line running under the concrete base of your house. Most such leaks, whether found above or below ground, are known as pin hole leaks. Such leaks tend to be caused by long term corrosion of copper pipes to the point where the pipe becomes completely blocked and no longer moves water. If water pressure is high, the flow of water can become so great that it grinds the metal pipe and creates a hole or crack. In the case of underground water lines, this may lead to the pooling of water under the house. It can also lead to a large amount of water damage over a large area of land.Learn more by visiting Sun City Slab Leak
If you want to repair or prevent a slab leak, there are a few things you need to know. A slab leak occurs when the water goes for a long time beneath the ground without running through any air. It’s not recommended to run hot water through copper pipes, because the heat from the water can melt the metal pipe. So if you must run hot water, you should use a vaporizer, which will keep the water from melting the copper pipes. If the leaking water is on your floor, you should try cleaning it up before calling in an expert. Most leaks in residential water lines are located around windows and doors, as these are the most likely places where moisture accumulates the most, and which also offer the greatest chances for mold and mildew to grow.
If you have noticed dark, watery spots on your basement walls or doors after you have cleaned them up, you should call in an expert immediately to determine the cause of the damage. Mildew can create a very deep hole in your foundation, which can cause serious structural damage to your home. In fact, basement leaks are one of the leading causes of basement remodeling projects, so it’s imperative that you take immediate action to repair any foundation damage caused by slab leaks. Don’t put off calling a foundation contractor; leaks in your basement can be extremely damaging and could cost you a fortune to remedy.
Sav-On Plumbing – Sun City
9508 W Hidden Valley Cir, Sun City, AZ 85351
Phone Number 623-537-9898