Slab leaks are among the hardest repairs to deal with in your home, and since they are hard to detect, you should hire a professional contractor that understands the problem and has the experience to verify the leak and fix it properly.
Understanding a Slab Leak
The term slab leak is a strange one, but essentially it describes a leak under the slab or foundation of your home. Water pipes running under or through the concrete begin to leak and start to cause a problem for the homeowner, requiring costly repair.
Your furnace is one of the central appliances within your home, and it plays an important role in keeping your comfort at an acceptable level throughout the winter. However, despite most furnaces making use of ductwork and a series of fans and blowers to move hot air around your home, not all furnaces operate in the same way. The fuel source that your furnace uses plays a huge role in the benefits that it offers.
If your home is heated with propane, you have an on-site propane tank, which means you also have a tank regulator. You probably know that your tank requires routine maintenance and that you need to monitor it for leaks and visible damage. However, you might not realize that the tank regulator also needs to be monitored on a regular basis. Unfortunately, if you're not monitoring the regulator, you could be putting your tank—and yourself—at risk.
If you feel like the only way for you to get cooled down during the hot summer months is by dipping your whole body into an ice bath, then you probably don't have a good enough cooling system set up in your home. If you currently live in a house or apartment that doesn't' have a cooling system in it, then you may be wondering how you'll ever get things cooled down.
Your circuit breakers work to protect the electrical systems within your home from damage associated with surges. Your furnace, as one of the largest appliances within your home, also represents a significant electrical load. A constantly blown circuit breaker that powers your furnace is not only a huge disruption for your entire home, but can also point to some sort of issue with your furnace or its associated wiring. You should avoid using a furnace that is constantly tripping a circuit breaker until it has been repaired, but you may be able to narrow down the cause of the issue to help your professional contractor determine the best course of action.