A slab leak is a very serious problem that can cause the collapse of the foundation of your home. It is very important that you are 100% vigilant when it comes to monitoring your home for slab leaks and that if you find evidence of one, that you immediately call for assistance. You should have a plumber come out and check your water systems annually so that if there is a problem, they will catch it right away before it becomes something catastrophic. Regular inspections can save you from ever having to deal with a full-scale slab leak.
Chemicals Should Never Go Down Your Drain
Certain household solvents should never go down your drain. They can cause the pipes that carry the water to and from your home to corrode. You may think that if you don’t see any signs of a problem presenting themselves for many years, that you may not have any. But, if you have an older home, the odds are that your pipes are copper, and fortunately, they are very durable and very easy to fix if damaged. Unfortunately, copper can weaken over an extended period, and if you use certain chemicals and dump them down your drains, the chemical solvents contained within them can cause the copper to break down and become compromised, and it will begin to break down and cause your pipes to start leaking under the slab. You should always make sure to dispose of chemicals properly to save your home from being vulnerable to slab leaks.
Issues with Your Water Pressure
You should think about having some professionals coming out and checking the water pressure coming in and out of your house. If you happen to notice changes in the water pressure within your home, and there is no reasonable explanation for it, make sure you call in a professional team as soon as possible. Water that is moving too quickly through your pipes can destroy the integrity of the copper pipes and allow them to leak. On the other hand, water that is moving too slowly through your pipes it can cause calcium contained in the water to build up, which will cause the water from moving through the pipes efficiently and causing leaks to form. Your water pressure system within your home is rather complex and is very much worth the visit from a professionally licensed plumber.