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Slab Leak Detection in Cowan Heights, CA

Water, Wet Or Dark Spots On the Floor of Your Home in Cowan Heights, California? 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.

Cowan Heights, California's Slab Leak Detection Experienced Plumbers Will Use Our Cutting-Edge Electronic Leak Detection Equipment to Find Your Slab Leaks!

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

Do you think you have a slab leak?  Is your water bill costing you more than normal?

You may have noticed a discolored 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 precise location of the leak can be hard to find without breaking through the concrete to get to it.  This is where a experienced plumber who knows slab leak detection in Cowan Heights, and slab leak repair, can remove the hassle and frustration and solve your plumbing problems.

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

We know all the techniques to isolate the different parts of your plumbing system and narrowing down the possible causes of your leaks at your property. We even have specialized electronic leak detection test equipment that is designed to detect slab leaks, even underground within or below the concrete foundation.

Reach out to us at (714) 464-7889 now with questions or to schedule your slab leak detection service in Cowan Heights.  We’re ready to help.  24/7 emergency plumbing service is also available.

Once one of our experienced plumbers finds the source of the slab leak, we can put a plan 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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Why do slab leaks occur in Cowan Heights, California?

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 Cowan Heights 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!

High Water Pressure

Most people don’t think about water pressure. We all like the fell of a lot of pressure in the shower, however this pressure is also constantly pressing against the interior walls of the pipes in your plumbing system. This pressure is also causing pressure on the plumbing joints. As mentioned earlier, the joints are one of the most common causes of these leaks. If you hear your plumbing when you flush your toilet, or when you turn your water on or off, you may need to have your water pressure checked and regulated.

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 Cowan Heights. 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.

Foundation Shifting and Settling

The pipes in your house in Cowan Heights 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.

Tree Root Intrusion

Rest assured that with the help of an expert plumber from Elder & Young, we’ll use our leak detection equipment to find and fix your plumbing problems quickly.

Worn Pipe Joints

Curved pipe joints are the weakest points in your plumbing system and often cause leaks. The best thing you can do is have them fixed early on so it’s easier for plumbers to fix them when they arise!

Slab leaks are common in Cowan Heights, California. Here are some of the most frequent symptoms.

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.

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.

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.

Give us a call at (714) 464-7889 now to schedule your service in Cowan Heights, California. We'll respond to help quickly!

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

If you suspect you may have a slab leak in your property, important to call the skilled at Elder & Young Plumbing for cutting-edge electronic slab 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. 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 Cowan Heights, CA?

Homeowners insurance inCowan Heights, 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 Cowan Heights, CA to trace out the underground pipes throughout the house.  Once the system has been traced in your home we use a hi tech 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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