Slabs leaks can be very costly to fix. As with most problems, preventing them from happening in the first place is the best course of action for a Toronto homeowner can take.
Due to the fact that slab leaks occur underneath the foundation of a home spotting them can be difficult and fixing them can turn out to be expensive and time consuming.
Here are some tips that you can heed to help prevent these costly leaks from every occurring in your Toronto home in the first place.
Maintain A Proper Water Pressure
Having strong water pressure can make showers more enjoyable and cleaning dishes by hand easier. However high water pressure does have its downside.
Strong water pressure can erode your pipes’ protective coating away. Over time this erosion can create a major leak, including the dreaded slab leak underneath your home’s foundation.
The best course of action you can take is to maintain an appropriate water pressure for your home’s plumbing system. If you are in doubt of what water pressure your plumbing system can handle contact a licensed plumber who can check your pipes and set the pressure at an appropriate level.
Maintaining A Normal Water PH Level Can Prevent Slab Leaks
The PH level of the water will not only affect your skin but the pipes in the plumbing system as well. Extremely soft and extremely hard water will corrode pipes and strip their covering away leading to a leak.
Use water softeners to soften hard water and decrease the PH. Alternatively, if you have very soft water use a PH booster such as sodium carbonate to increase the PH.
If you are not sure what PH your water is, consult a plumbing professional. They can check the PH and provide you with options to lower or increase the PH level of the water so that it is safe for your skin and will not corrode your pipes away and cause a slab leak.
Use Drain Cleaning Chemicals With Extreme Caution
Supermarket shelves are lined up with drain clearing chemicals that are advertised to clear a clog quickly. Most of these chemicals are extremely powerful corrosive elements.
They can quickly clear a clog away, but they may also damage your pipes. If you are going to use them, be sure to use them correctly and avoid pouring too much down the drain.
A better course of action would be to call a Toronto plumber who may be able to clear a clog without any harsh chemicals. Plumbers can use environmentally friendly products and methods to clear even stubborn clogs.
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