Slab Leaks can be serious problems for homeowners
Most plumbing companies in Lakeland, Florida are afraid of working on slab leaks because they are complicated and require a certain amount of diligence and hard work that not everyone is comfortable with handling. Other companies will try to force their customers into getting a repipe instead of working on the actual problem.
At Stuart’s Plumbing, we are confident in the ability of our qualified and experienced technicians to diagnose and fix slab leaks. We are one of the few companies in the Lakeland area that will repair slab leaks and do it at a reasonable fee.
There are many different ways slab leaks can form, but here are few of the most common causes:
- Poor installation—During the construction process of a home, it’s not unusual for building materials to sustain damage. However, if the damage is done to your piping, or if the pipes underground are not installed correctly to begin with, slab leaks can develop.
- Foundational shifts—In some cases, slab leaks can occur after a home shifts on its foundation.
- Abrasion—If your home’s pipes were installed near concrete, gravel, or even other pipes, they could rub against these materials and lack enough room to expand when the weather cools down.
- Corrosion—The addition of soil can lead to gradual corrosion of pipes over time.
Slab leaks manifest themselves to homeowners in several ways. For example, your water bill could suddenly spike, you could hear water running through your home even without any appliances going, or moisture and mildew could form underneath your carpeting. You could also find standing water around the perimeter of your home, and experience unusually low water pressure.