The piping system in most buildings covers different areas including the floor slabs. Like any other installation the piping system in the floor slab is prone to effects of wear and tear and when such happens leaks must occur. Leaks from the piping system installed in the slab often corrodes the slab and this might lead to numerous forms of damage. Of importance is to ensure there are measures in place to cater for such occurrences and ensure the leaks are rectified accordingly. In the repair process, it is important to seek for solutions from a qualified personnel with expertise and knowledge to detect and craft a reliable solution to the leaks.
Identification of the leaks is the first step in sourcing for a solution to the problem. Indicators in this regard are numerous and they include among others developing molds on the floor surface. This can be enhanced by seeking assistance from plumbers who have the expertise to determine the exact points of the leaks. Homeowners must in this regard seek for a plumber who is duly qualified for the job in the quest to ensure the work done is fulfilling.
Approaches to use in repair of the leaks may vary and this depends on a number of factors that the plumber must take in to consideration. With knowledge on the leaking point, the slab is removed and then the pipe is fixed effectively to avoid further leaks. This entails cutting off the leaking parts and fixing new pipes and in good condition. Repiping may also be considered in the event the pipe has several leaks. Replacement of the pipe is the most effective method as there are joints created on the system and hence the chances of the problem recurring are also reduced. Where the case of existing leaks are minimal, application of a coat of adhesive maybe enough to solve the problem.
Risk of leaks is prevalent to both the residents using the building and the property that is within. If it goes undetected for long, it may cause destruction of property as well as pose health risks. A simple approach to save the situation is to ensure there are regular checks on the system to identify any developing leaks. This should follow a clear outlined schedule by a qualified plumber who uses different approaches to ascertain effectiveness of the system.
Every building must have among others an extensive piping system installed. This is used to serve the varying needs of the residents using the building. Having measures in place is one of the approaches to ensure the piping system is always functional and effective. In the same respect, there is importance to ensure that any slab leaks are repaired by a well qualified individual with expertise to reduce chances of aggravating the problem.