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Slab Leak Detection Services In and Around La Mirada, California

Water, Wet Or Dark Spots On the Floor of Your La Mirada home? It May 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.

La Mirada, California's Slab Leak Detection Local Plumbers Will Use Our Sophisticated 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 cost effective ways to fix it.

Do you wonder if your home has a slab leak?  Is your water bill higher than it should be?

You may have noticed a discolored spot on your floor that isn’t going away.  There’s water pooling or puddling on the floor.  If you do, you may 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 specializes in slab leak detection in La Mirada, and slab leak repair, can assist you and solve your plumbing problem.

The expert plumbers at Elder & Young Plumbing handle leaks of all kinds, on an almost daily basis, and we know slab leaks.

We know all the tricks and techniques to narrow down the possible cause of the leaks at your home. We even have specialized electronic leak detection test equipment that is designed to detect slab leaks, even underground within or below the concrete foundation.

Call us now at (714) 464-7889 now with questions or to get started with your slab leak detection service in La Mirada.  We’re ready to help.  24/7 emergency service is also available.

Once one of our expert plumbers finds the location of the slab leak, we can put a strategy together to solve your plumbing problem quickly.

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 happen in La Mirada, 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 La Mirada 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

When your water pressure is too high, it can cause a number of pipes and joints in the plumbing system to leak. One way you might notice these leaks are by hearing them when using the toilet or turning on/off your faucet’s hot water. It may be necessary for us to check out this issue with an inspection so that we can make sure everything stays running smoothly!

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.

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 weak point of any piping system as welds wear down with age making it easier for them to break under stress. In order for plumbers to be able light fix a problem early on it is important that you identify when these weaknesses show up so that we can take care of things before there’s an issue!

Old Pipes

Pipes last for quite a while, however they won’t last forever. Older pipes are made from materials that are much more prone to corrosion, such as iron. When corrosion occurs, the pipe weakens and begins breaking down until eventually it breaks due to rusting or other damage related issues – this is when you start noticing leaks in your property which could cause major damage if left unchecked for too long! If you have older pipes like these at home in La Mirada then we would recommend repiping.

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.

Why do slab leaks happen in La Mirada, California?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Call us now at (714) 464-7889 now to request your service in La Mirada, 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

Do you suspect there might be a slab leak in your home? If so, it’s time to call the licensed at Elder & Young Plumbing for cutting-edge electronic water 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 noticeable signs. 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 locate 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 asap. Call (714) 464-7889 now!

More Frequently Asked Questions

Are slab leak detection services covered by homeowners insurance in La Mirada, CA?

Homeowners insurance in La Mirada, CA may help cover damage caused by leaking plumbing, however, homeowners 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 La Mirada, 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 differentiate the sounds of water flowing normally from sounds emitted by leaks.  This helps us find the precise location of the leak.

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We will locate the source of your slab leak or you won't owe us a dime.

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CUSTOMER RATINGS & REVIEWS

Don't take our word for it. Here are some recent reviews shared by satisfied customers. After we help you, we'd love to get a rating and review from you and add you to this list!

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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!"