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Can a Slab Leak Be Prevented?

Last autumn, we discussed how damaging a slab leak can be, and what you should do if you suspect one. Unfortunately, the signs of a slab leak often present themselves after immense damage has already occurred under your flooring, so calling for repair immediately is essential. What if there was more you could do though?

Instead of just crossing your fingers and hoping you are never affected by this problem, there may be ways to prevent a slab leak from occurring in the first place. Of course, slab leaks may be completely out of your control in some situations, such as when a natural disaster hits. Keep reading to learn more about what you can do, however, to potentially avoid this expensive situation.  

Maintain Proper Water Pressure

Everybody loves high water pressure, especially in the shower. The popularity of shower massagers has made this even more prevalent. High water pressure is also preferred for dishwashing, as it helps cut through caked-on foods and grease. However, your pipes may be too narrow to handle this high pressure, and as a result your pipes can corrode after their protective coating is worn away.

Check Your Water’s pH Balance

You may have hard water, or your water can even be too soft. Both of these extremes can damage your pipes as it has a corrosive effect on their interior. This eventually leads to leaks. In order to find out what the pH level of your water is, you’ll want to contact a professional plumber to come to your home and do the proper testing.

Watch the Chemicals You Poor Down Your Drain

Liquid plumbing gel, while seemingly convenient, is actually problematic for your pipes. Not only is this not eco-friendly, overtime liquid plumber can actually build up and have a significantly adverse reaction on your pipes, causing breakage and leaks.

For slab leak detection and repairs in Albuquerque, NM, contact Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration today.

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