Detecting a Slab Leak

Slab leak repairs are some of the priciest plumbing problems that a homeowner can encounter. Not only can these issues be costly, but they also present dangerous living conditions for the inhabitants of the home.

At Plumbing Dynamics, we believe that your home’s plumbing should always be functioning at its best. Even though we can always come and fix most of your problems, we’d also like to see them avoided.

Here are some slab leak prevention tips that can help you avoid one of the most disastrous plumbing problems your home could ever see!

Schedule Regular Maintenance 

It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your plumbing. We recommend scheduling an annual inspection with your local plumber in order to make sure that everything underneath your home is always flowing as planned.

Regular maintenance and inspections can also help you discover issues with your plumbing you may not have been aware of. Much like other plumbing problems, slab leak repairs become more expensive the longer the problem goes undetected. So, scheduling regular home plumbing inspections can help detect early problems that can be solved before they get out of hand.

Watch Your Water Pressure

Even though high water pressure is something that most homeowners desire, this can be a perk that leads to some serious slab leaks. High water pressure can lead to weakened pipes and eventual rupture.

If you think that your water pressure may be pushing the threshold for your pipes, then it may be a good time to call out a plumber to check out your system and adjust your pressure to a safe level in order to prevent leaks.

Stay Away From Chemical Drain Cleaners

While many people use chemical drain cleaners to clear out clogs in their plumbing, they don’t realize that each use etches away at the integrity of their pipes. The harsh ingredients found in these products can result in eroded pipes, leaks, and even local environmental damage.

Avoid paying the bigger price of a slab leak later by reaching out to a local plumber now to fix your clogs the efficient way with a snake through your pipes.

Educate Yourself on the Early Signs of Slab Leak

As we mentioned before, catching a slab leak early is essential to avoid larger problems. Keep an eye out for:

  • Damp flooring
  • Continuous hot water heater running
  • Increase in home humidity
  • Increase in your water bill

Should you notice any of these symptoms, contact an emergency plumber as soon as possible.

Need A Slab Leak Repair? Plumbing Dynamics Will Help!

If you’ve recently discovered that your home has a slab leak problem, let the master plumbers of Plumbing Dynamics help you. We have the experience and tools to meet your plumbing needs in an efficient and professional fashion. Reach out to us today to find out about our availability in your area.