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Why are Slab Leaks so Damaging?

Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 11:00 am

A slab leak is a leak that occurs underneath or within your home’s foundation, and is a very serious problem. Cracks, even minor ones, in any of your pipes underneath your foundation can cause severe water damage to your property. In addition to causing an increase in your water bills, damage from a slab leak can affect both the outside and inside of your property.

Why Is a Slab Leak So Serious?

Slab leaks cause significant damage both inside your home and outside. For example, as water seeps into your home, it has nowhere to go but up. So a slab leak will saturate your floors, crack your tiles and seep into your carpet. Naturally, this can also cause your home to smell moldy or musty. If the leak stems from your sewer line pipes, then your property might begin smelling like raw sewage.

Foundation destruction is also a huge risk of slab leaks. Your foundation is comprised of steel supports and concrete, providing the structure for your home. A slab leak could eventually cause the foundation to move and rise or crack in different areas of your home. If the leak comes from pipes under the yard, then water can ruin your landscaping, grass, and even your pool structure.

Can I Prevent Slab Leaks?

When a professional plumber comes to repair your slab leak, they will investigate to determine the root cause of the leak. If you’ve experienced multiple slab leaks over the years, and your home is over 15 years old, then you may want to consider complete repiping services, to reduce the chance of this happening again. The good news is that modern technology allows us to diagnose the cause of and repair slab leaks with minimal disruption to your home. We can check the entire pipe line under your home and make sure it is all in good working order.

For slab leak repairs in Olympia, WA, contact Brooks Plumbing Company today.


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