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Slab Leak Detection in Bay Shores, CA

Dark Spots, Wet Spots Or Water On the Floor of your Bay Shores property? It Is a Slab Leak!

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What is a Slab Leak?

The term “slab leak” is used by plumbing professionals and insurance companies to describe water leaks that are underneath concrete floor or slab of your home. They are often difficult to notice. The can sometimes be repaired by cutting a small hole in the floor to access the pipe below to then repair the portion of pipe that is leaking. Depending on the condition of the pipes and the materials used, a repipe is sometimes recommended.

Bay Shores, California's Slab Leak Detection Professional Plumbers Will Use Our Cutting-Edge Electronic Leak Detection Equipment to Find Your Slab Leaks!

We'll effectively find the location of your slab leak - and then we'll provide you with the best solution to fix it.

Your water bill is higher than normal.  Do your pipes hiss, and do they seem to be leaking from under the floor? If so, you may have a slab leak!

You may have noticed a discolored spot on your floor that won’t dry.  You may actually have water pooling or puddling on the floor.  If any of this sounds familiar, your home may have a  slab leak, and the specific location of the leak can be difficult to find without breaking through the concrete to get to it.  This is where an expert plumber who understands slab leak detection in Bay Shores, and slab leak repair, can remove the hassle and frustration and solve your plumbing problem.

The local plumbers at Elder & Young Plumbing deal with leaks of all kinds, just about every day, and we understand slab leaks.

We know all the tricks to focus in on the possible causes of the leaks at your home. We even have state-of-the-art electronic leak detection test equipment that is designed to detect slab leaks, even underground within or below the concrete foundation.

Give us a call at (714) 464-7889 now with questions or to schedule your slab leak detection service in Bay Shores.  We’re ready to help.  24/7 emergency plumbing service is also available.

Once one of our licensed plumbers finds the exact location of the slab leak, we can put a plan together to solve your plumbing issue efficiently.

In the event you need to repair the slab leak, we can either repair it or offer you repiping services where we reroute the plumbing using copper repiping or pex repiping materials.

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What are the frequent causes of slab leaks in Bay Shores, California?

Quick Temperature Changes

The pipes in your home in Bay Shores are likely to expand and contract due to temperature changes, which can lead them wear down over time. At Elder and Young Plumbing we offer pressure tests for this reason so you know what potential problems lie ahead before they become serious ones. Give us a call today if you want one of our specialists do an inspection at your convenience!

Worn Pipe Joints

The water in your home in Bay Shores may not be flowing as smoothly and efficiently as it should. Have you ever wondered why? Curved pipe joints link straight sections together to direct the flow of water throughout your plumbing system, but they are also vulnerable to pressure from high-pressure or extreme temperatures within our piping over time. These connection points can cause leaks if welds become weaker with age due to a constant change in water pressure which causes these joints flexing on themselves more often than not rather then holding strong against any kind of force that comes their way! It’s best for plumbers who have identified problems early before there is an issue at all because solving them will take less effort overall – saving you lots of money in repair bills down the line!!

High Water Pressure

With the constant pressure from water, it’s no wonder that leaks can occur. When you turn on or off your faucet and hear a sound like air escaping through pipes in your plumbing system, this could be an indication of a leak somewhere in there. If these odd sounds are coming from toilets when they flush or while taking baths – then we may have to replace some worn-out joints inside those fixtures!

Tree Root Intrusion

If you notice any new wet patches in your yard, a sudden drop in water pressure, or if trees are growing near to the house then there could be an intrusion from those pesky root systems! Rest assured with the help of our expert plumbers at Elder & Young. We’ll use leak detection equipment and fix up that plumbing problem quickly for you.

Pipe Corrosion and Aging Pipes

Rust and corrosion can be a real issue for plumbing systems as they age, including both newer and older homes in Bay Shores. Corrosion can cause both leaks and can also lead to clogs. Watch out for spots or other forms of corrosion on your pipes, which may indicate that you need to have them looked at by a professional plumber right away! If the problem appears more severe than it is, consider replacing any pipes with high risk factors- like ones made from cast iron – because over time these will only get worse and require significant repairs later. Corrosion also happens under the home, inside the concrete slabs or in dirt if the pipes covering has broken down. Concrete and dirt will chemically react with the metal causing the pipes to break down. Pipe corrosion is one of the leading causes of a slab leak.

Old Pipes

Pipes can last a while, but they will not last forever. Older pipes are made from materials that can be prone to corrosion, such as iron. When corrosion occurs, the pipe weakens until eventually it breaks due to rusting or other damage related issues – this is when you start recognizing leaks in your property which could cause major problems if left unchecked for too long! If you have older pipes like these at home in Bay Shores then we would recommend repiping.

What are the common symptoms of slab leaks in Bay Shores, California?

Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew love damp and wet areas, especially when there’s not a lot of light or air movement. A lot of leaks happen behind a wall, under the floor or in the ceiling where they go unnoticed for quite a long time. And these places are the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. If you notice mold or mildew growing on a non-shower wall in your house, this could be a telltale sign of a water leak. Turn off your water and call a plumber immediately to schedule a leak detection service.

A Musty Odor or Smell

Do you smell mildew or a musty odor?  Over time, a consistent leak will provide the humidity necessary for mold to grow.  You may even notice black splotches on the wall outside which is a sign that mold has grown inside the wall.  If you see this, or you smell a musty odor on a regular basis, it’s time to call a plumbing professional immediately.

Sudden Cracks in the Foundation, Low Spots in Pavement and Potholes

When water seeps into the foundation of your house, that’s when things get really serious! Not only will we have to worry about cracks in our walls and ceilings but also structural components like the beams supporting floors above us. This is where leaking water can become dangerous: not just surface level damage but now actual structural problems as well! You never want an issue this big sitting around without being addressed. If you notice cracks in the foundation, contact a plumber right away so that they can inspect the property for leaks using the latest leak detection equipment.

The Water Meter Runs When Nothing is Turned On

One of the easiest things a homeowner can do to understand if they have a water leak or not is to use the water meter as a measuring device. If all of your appliances and fixtures are turned off, including your water heater, and your water meter continues to run, it’s a tell tale sign that you have a leak. This is also the most important time to call a plumber and schedule a service call so that the plumber can perform a leak detection service and find the source of the leak.

Low Water Pressure

If you’ve noticed a decrease in water pressure that doesn’t seem normal, or you simply have low water pressure, this may be an indication of a water leak either with the water main or the pipes in your home. The severity of the leak may vary from a slight leak to a rupture. If your water pressure seems low and you suspect a leak, it’s a good time to call a professional plumber who has the proper leak detection equipment who can locate a leak and solve your plumbing problems quick.

Give us a call at (714) 464-7889 now to get started with your service in Bay Shores, California. We'll be there to help quickly!

Using a Slab Leak Detection Service Could Be the Difference Between a Minor or Major Repair Bill

If you suspect you may have a slab leak in your home, it’s time to call the professional at Elder & Young Plumbing for cutting-edge electronic slab leak detection services.

We’ll find the leak quickly and provide you with our service and plumbing repair options.

Slab leaks often go unnoticed for days, weeks, or months without any signs of wear and tear on a property. When an undetected slab leak is found early on, it can save homeowners from major water damage repairs that are costly and disruptive to their day-to-day lives!

The earlier you are able to find your slab leak and get it fixed, the better off you’ll be.

Call us now at Elder & Young Plumbing with questions or to request and appointment now for slab leak detection services in Orange County and we’ll get you taken care of right away. Call (714) 464-7889 now!

More Frequently Asked Questions

Are slab leak detection services covered by homeowners insurance in Bay Shores, CA?

Homeowners insurance in Bay Shores, CA may help cover damage caused by leaking plumbing, however, most insurance may not cover the cost of the leak detection service itself.

How does electronic leak detection work?

We start by using electronic locating equipment in Bay Shores, CA to trace out the underground pipes throughout the house.  Once the system has been traced in your home we use a state of the art electronic acoustic leak detecting device that listens to the sounds of your plumbing system.  It is able to tell the difference between the sounds of water flowing normally from sounds emitted by a leak in your pipe.  This helps us find the precise location of the leak.

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Chårlene Låsiter

Garden Grove, CA

"Eric is a very hard worker. He's honest, efficient and clean. Most importantly, he handled our plumbing projects and made sure the job is done right. GREAT MAN!"

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John Kirker

Tustin, CA

"I highly recommend Elder & Young Plumbing as my top rated choice. We punctured a pipe during a remodel. E&Y was out in a jiffy to solve the problem so that we could continue our project."

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Tyler W.

Newport Beach, CA

"A pleasure to find a friendly professional that has your safety and well being in mind for the water heater.  Advises what needs attention and what can wait!"

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