Under slab leak - What now??
Posted by Mitch Zoren on May 24, 2004 at 17:50:26:
We had an intermittent leak which was originally diagnosed as a pinhole leak which was sometimes plugged by debris. It turned out to be a leak in a pipe under our concrete slab. It was probably leaking for months. After location by a detection service it was repaired by re-routing through the attic. The carpeting in several rooms and hallways smelled musty and were removed by the remedidation service recommended by the insurance company. After 3 weeks of dehumidifers and fans, a calcium chloride test shows higher levels than recommended for carpeting (5 gal/day/1000 sq ft). What do we do now. There is no evidence of mold or moisture in the baseboards. About 500 - 800 sq ft may be affected. Thanks for any ideas.


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