Slab leaks come from soft copper pipes in the slab foundation of a home. It was thought to be a good idea to have these soft copper pipes or galvanized pipes pop out at the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry rooms. Over time the pipes developed pinhole leaks and other problems. The damage to the foundation can be substantial, and the result could mean a water damage in your home. Never ignore a plumbing slab leak if you see it, the longer you put off the slab leak, the costlier it becomes may even turn into MOLD.

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Slab Leaks

You have work, company coming to town and everyone in the family needs hot water now. Unfortunately, life as you know it has just been interrupted by a leaking water heater. The inconvenience is bad enough, but when you factor in the possibility of water damage, it can become catastrophic.

Here are some common questions we hear and our answers.

Q: The Water Heater is in the Garage should I worry?
A: The garage is a seemingly safe, out of the way location for a water heater, and for that reason, many people wait until their water heater leaks before they replace it. But even in a garage, leaks can be a problem. Usually, water heaters are placed on stands in a garage designed to keep the gas burner 18-inches off of the floor. Most water heater stand are made out of  2×4, sheathing and drywall. In the event of a water damage, the drywall and framing become wet. Wet drywall, especially in a from a hot water leak, is a perfect place for mold to grow. So you never want to ignore your leaking water heater. A small problem could quickly GROW into a larger one.

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