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Slab Leak Detection in Costa Mesa, CA

Water, Wet Or Dark Spots On the Floor of Your Costa Mesa property? It Could Be 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.

Costa Mesa, California's Slab Leak Detection Professional Plumbers Will Use Our Specialized Electronic Leak Detection Equipment to Find Your Slab Leaks!

We'll quickly find the exact location of your slab leak - and then we'll provide you with the most cost effective way to fix it.

Your water bill is higher than normal.  Do your pipes make a hissing sound when there is no one in the room, and do they seem to be leaking from under the floor? If so, you may have a slab leak!

Maybe you see a dark spot on your floor that isn’t going away.  You may actually have water pooling or puddling on the floor.  If you do, your home might have a  slab leak, and the specific location of the leak can be hard to identify without breaking through the concrete to get to it.  This is where a experienced plumber who understands slab leak detection in Costa Mesa, and how to repair slab leaks, can help you and solve your plumbing problems.

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

We know all the techniques to narrow down the possible cause of the leaks at your property. We even have sophisticated 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 get started with your slab leak detection service in Costa Mesa.  We’re ready to help.  24/7 emergency plumbing service is also available.

Once one of our expert plumbers finds the source of the slab leak, we can put a strategy together to solve your plumbing problem 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 Costa Mesa, California?

Tree Root Intrusion

Most of the time, water leaks originate outside your home. For example, tree roots from near trees could be intruding on pipes and seeping out moisture in wet patches into your yard – which means you need an expert plumber to find a leak quickly with their detection equipment. Trees can cause problems for plumbing systems due to root intrusion!

Quick Temperature Changes

To keep your plumbing system in the best shape possible, it’s important to have regular pressure tests. We can help you find any leaks before they become a problem and save you money on repairs down the line! In California this isn’t as much of a problem as it is in colder climates. Even still, over time pipes will eventually wear out if not maintained properly due to expansion and contraction from temperature changes. Elder & Young Plumbing Services offers yearly inspections for these types of issues for homes in Costa Mesa so that we can get them fixed early instead of risking an expensive repair later on – give us call now or fill out our online request form today!

Old Pipes

Pipes last a long time, but they won’t last forever. Older pipes are made from materials that are subject to corrosion such as iron and over time the pipe weakens and begins breaking down until eventually it breaks entirely due to rusting or other damage related issues – this is when you start recognizing leaks in your property which could potentially lead to major problems for homes in Costa Mesaif left unchecked for too long! If you have older pipes like these at home then we would recommend replacing them with newer pipes before any serious damage occurs.

Foundation Shifting and Settling

The pipes in your house in Costa Mesa may be more fragile than you might think. One of the reasons is that they have to move with what’s happening around them, and if there’s a problem elsewhere like erosion or an earthquake then the whole foundation can shift which will make everything go out of whack including anything connected to it such as water pressure changes and color issues. If this happens, don’t panic! The first step should be turning off all appliances so nothing gets damaged even further; next call for professional help because these situations aren’t going anywhere on their own anytime soon.

Worn Pipe Joints

Curved pipe joints link straight sections together to direct water throughout your home, and they are especially vulnerable to pressure from the high-pressure water or extreme temperatures in your plumbing system over time. These connection points are the weakest point of any piping system. As a welds age, it becomes weaker and often leaks within walls because every change in temperature affects them too much as well – so be sure you can identify these worn joint problems early on!

Pipe Corrosion and Aging Pipes

Time is your enemy when it comes to plumbing problems. If you see rust and corrosion on the pipes in your home, don’t wait around- call a professional plumber right away! What’s more, if there are any spots or other signs of damage that may be caused by corroding metal, then this will only get worse over time and become even harder for anyone else to fix later down the line. So if you notice these kinds of issues happening at all, consider replacing any problematic piping materials with something new like PVC as soon as possible because they won’t cause long term trouble either way.

Slab leaks are common in Costa Mesa, California. Here are some of the most frequent symptoms.

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.

Water in the Street

It is important to know the signs of a leaking main water line. When there’s nowhere for the overflow from your pipe to go, it will often seep up right in front of your home at the street! If you notice bubbling water on the street then they should contact a professional plumber immediately before any more damage can be done.

Wet Spots Next to Walls

Water flows downhill. If you have a wet spot next to a wall that is next to a bathroom, it may be a sign of a leak in the bathroom or within the wall between the two rooms. However, if there is no bathroom next to a wet spot next to a wall, it’s likely that the water the result of a water leak that is coming from above and running down the wall and pooling at the floor. In these situations, it’s important to contact a plumber immediately to mitigate the damages that are being done. These situations if not taken care of early can lead to mold and other damage. A professional plumber will use the latest electronic leak detection equipment to detect the location of the leak so that it can be fixed quickly without tearing down walls or the ceiling to find it and fix it.

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.

Puddles Inside or Outside Your Home

If you have water accumulating or puddling inside or outside your home, whether it be in a walkway, or on a floor, it could be an indicator of a water leak in the pipes. While some problems are easier to diagnose and detect, the leaks inside walls and underground are more challenging and special leak detection equipment may be necessary. If you suspect a leak that you can’t see, call us to schedule a service call immediately.

Call us now at (714) 464-7889 today to set up your service in Costa Mesa, California. We'll be out to help quickly!

Using a Slab Leak Detection Service Early On Could Save You Thousands

Do you suspect there might be a slab leak in your home? If so, it’s time to call the local at Elder & Young Plumbing for cutting-edge electronic water leak detection services.

We’ll quickly find the leak 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. However, when an undetected slab leak is found early on, it can save homeowners from major damage and 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.

Reach out to us 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 Costa Mesa, CA?

Homeowners insurance inCosta Mesa, CA may help cover damage caused by leaking plumbing, although not all homeowners insurance plans cover the cost of slab leak detection services.

How does electronic leak detection work?

We start by using electronic locating equipment in Costa Mesa, CA to trace out the underground pipes throughout the house.  Once the system has been traced in your home we use a specialized 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 burst pipes.  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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