What is a Slab Leak?

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You have probably heard of a slab of bacon or ribs, but a slab of concrete? When a home is constructed a network of plumbing is formed under the house, then a concrete slab is installed. This provides a foundation to the home.

As I’m sure you realize, anything leaking under the basement of our home can never be a good thing. That leak will encourage the growth of mold, and if allowed to continue, can cause damage to the very foundation of our home.

Many factors can contribute to a leak forming under the slab in our basement. The age of the home, quality of construction, the settling of the ground beneath your feet, and so on.

These leaks tend to happen more commonly to the hot water lines. The heat of the water causes the outside of the pipes to corrode at a faster pace because of the contact with the outside material that is protecting it.

The best course of action when you fear a slab leak is always “the sooner the better”. We are proud of our experienced staff at Roto-Rooter and can use our state of the art equipment to make the diagnoses of a possible slab leak quickly and efficiently.

Roto-Rooter continues to be the #1 name in plumbing. If a plumbing problem threatens your home, check out our money saving coupons and then give us a call.

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