Why Do Slab Leaks Happen?
Slab Leaks in Corona, Ca on the Rise
We’ve recently been getting increased calls from the Corona area about underground slab leaks and pinhole leaks, but why are these leaks happening? Here are some reasons why.
The interaction between the water balance inside a pipe and soil outside of it can induce electrolysis in metallic pipes, causing corrosion inside or outside the pipes, and eventually causing holes.
Many homes that were built during Corona’s housing development spur, starting around 1989, were designed to supply potable water to the home via copper pipes that reside in the soil under the foundation. It’s not surprising that 25 years later many of these homes are experiencing pipe corrosion that is prompting slab leaks.
Water moving through pipes makes them vibrate or expand and contract, rubbing them over whatever is around them. Over time the pipe will grate until it finally springs a leak.
Earthquakes or poor construction causes pipes to experience high amounts of pressure. This can lead to pipes being crushed or creased, which in turn is a recipe for disaster. Water pumps, too need to be monitored for pressure issues.
Slab Leaks can cause significant damage to your home so if you suspect a slab leak, contact One Stop Plumbers right away and we will send one of our slab leak plumbers to your home as quickly as possible.
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