Have You Inspected for Slab Leaks Yet?
Precautions to Take to Prevent Slab Leaks
If you are concerned about the possibility of a slab leak on your property, you are not alone. Any type of plumbing leak can result in the expense of wasted water as well as repair bills for the pipes and repairs for any damage do the home itself.
Slab leaks can often be difficult to detect and may require damage to the foundation in order to repair the pipes. Preventing slab leaks is a smart idea, and there are a few steps that you can take to reduce the chance of these types of leaks on your property.
Pay Attention to Water Pressure
Many people love high water pressure, and this is because it can be easier to bathe, clean dishes and complete other tasks. However, when water pressure is too high, it can put internal pressure on the pipes and result in weakness.
If your London home has high water pressure, it may be beneficial to have a plumbing engineer visit your London home to determine if the pressure is too high and needs to be adjusted.
Focus on the Condition of the Water
In addition to the focusing on water pressure, you can also pay attention to the condition of the water. If water is too soft or too hard, the condition of the pipes can be impacted. In some cases, these types of issues can cause pipes to weaken, and weak pipes are more likely to rupture and break. Your plumbing engineer will be able to assess the condition of your water to determine if treatment is necessary.
Keep Your Pipes Clean
Another way to prevent slab leaks is to keep your pipes clean and clear of clogs. Some clogs will develop suddenly and may not be avoided. However, many clogs will develop slowly over time.
Using hydrojet services or other pipe cleaning methods can reduce the chance of a clog from developing. If a clog does develop, do not use chemical clog removal products. These can weaken your pipes and result in a rupture. Instead, an engineer can snake your drains to clear the clog.
Slab leaks can be a nightmare for homeowners to deal with, and it is understandable that you want to avoid this type of issue if possible. These steps can help you to prevent a slab leak, but you should contact an engineer as soon as possible if you suspect that you have a leak on your property.
Don’t let a slab leak destroy your London, UK home! Call FD Plumbing & Heating at 020 7060 4770 to get it fixed.