No homeowner wants to deal with a leak in any form or fashion. That certainly applies to slab leaks and leaking water pipes. Either of these scenarios should be addressed as quickly as possible. This is yet another example of a plumbing issue in which things can become very destructive and expensive very quickly.
At Red Hat Plumbing, we can address slab leaks or leaky water pipes quickly and effectively. While it can be in your best interests to trust this work to the professionals, there are still a number of things you can look out for.
The Basics Of Slab Leaks
If you have a slab foundation, leaks are definitely something you will need to be aware of. First thing to keep in mind is that we aren’t actually talking about a leak coming from your foundation. Slab leaks refer to problems with your plumbing, which is beneath your slab foundation.
There are several different things which can potentially cause a slab leak. Abrasion and corrosion are the two most common, but an abundance of pressure can also cause one of these leaks to develop. Obviously, because the leak is coming from the underground, it can be extremely difficult to know when you are facing this issue. Nonetheless, look for such red flags as the presence of unusual puddles in and outside your home. If you have carpets, you will want to look for the presence of mold. Another potential warning sign is the feeling of an extremely warm floor.
Do you hear water running somewhere nearby, even if you aren’t currently using water? Have you noticed any new cracks in your walls, flooring, or foundation? Is your water bill getting higher and higher, and you can’t pinpoint the reason why? These are just a few of the symptoms of a slab leak. If you have more than one of these symptoms going on, you may want to call in a professional for an inspection.
Dealing With Leaking Water Pipes
Spot repair, re-piping/re-routing, and pipe lining are the three main options for tackling a slab leak. At Red Hat Plumbing, we can promise you our experience will be used to create a solution unique to your situation. Spot repair is ideal, since it tends to refer to a leak with straightforward access. However, re-piping works in a wide array of situations, and pipe-lining presents a cost-effective solution.
In general, water pipes can be highly frustrating to deal with. When you notice leaks or damage of any kind in or around your home, the list of potential culprits can make for a long one indeed. Broken seals on certain appliances, clogged lines that damage pipes, and corrosion brought about through the aging of your plumbing system are all potential causes of leaks in the home. That doesn’t cover any damage to your pipe joints, which can become more severe with time, or the problems that can be created through the presence of excess water pressure.
Regardless of your situation, we are ready to help. Contact us today to set up an appointment.