Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Service’

Are the Pipes Under Your Home Leaking?

Monday, December 21st, 2020

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This is what’s known as a slab leak, and it can be quite insidious. Slab leaks are what plumbers refer to as any leak that occurs in the hot or cold water pipes that lay below your home’s concrete foundation, and they can be a major problem. Not only do slab leaks cause considerable water waste, but they can also damage your property, lead to mold and mildew development, and add additional strain on your water heater if the leak is happening in the hot water lines.

A note about the latter: slab leaks usually do occur in the hot water lines.

Our highly trained and experienced plumbers are equipped to accurately locate this kind of problem in order to effectively fix it. But what causes it to begin with. Shouldn’t a pipe that is set down beneath your concrete foundation be pretty well protected?

Theoretically, yes. But, there are a lot of factors at play here. Read on to learn more!

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Is a Slab Leak Really as Bad as It Seems?

Monday, March 30th, 2020

cracked-concrete-foundationThe short answer to this is, “yes.”

Sure, you don’t want to deal with any type of leak in your home, but this is a particularly ominous one.

A slab leak is any leak that occurs in the hot or cold water lines that run beneath the concrete foundation of your home. Not only do slab leaks cause significant water waste, but they also can cause damage to your property, leading to mildew and mold growth and adding extra strain on your water heater if the leak is happening in the hot water pipes (which the majority of the time, it is).

Fortunately, you have our professional and highly trained plumbers on your side, equipped with the right tools to locate this type of problem and fix it as unobtrusively as possible—though it does bear mentioning that these slab leaks are pretty obtrusive in their own right, which is why we never downplay their severity. Wondering what causes a slab leak? Read on!

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Quick Plumbing Tips for an Efficient Home This Spring

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

kitchen sink faucet with water runningWhen it comes to modern plumbing, there’s a lot we take for granted. For instance, we rely on hot water every day for bathing, cooking, and cleaning. We depend on our toilets to handle every flush with ease. We expect that our sewer lines will quickly and simply take wastewater away from our homes in a hygienic manner.

But, what about when something goes wrong? You can go from ignorant bliss to plumbing emergency in no time—at least, if you haven’t taken the right type of precautions.

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