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Slab Leak Detection in Laguna Niguel, CA

Water, Wet Or Dark Spots On the Floor of Your Laguna Niguel property? 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.

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

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

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

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 Laguna Niguel, and slab leak repair, can remove the hassle and frustration and solve your plumbing issues.

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

We know all the techniques to narrow down the possible cause of your 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.

Reach out to us at (714) 464-7889 now with questions or to schedule your slab leak detection service in Laguna Niguel.  We’re here 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 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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What causes slab leaks in Laguna Niguel, California?

Old Pipes

Pipes usually last for years, but they won’t last forever. The original pipes may be made from materials that are much more prone to corrosion and when corrosion happens the pipe breaks down until it eventually breaks due to rust or other damage related issues – this is when you start noticing leaks in your property which could potentially cause major problems if left unchecked for too long! If you have older pipes like these at home then we would recommend repiping your home as soon as possible because old corroded piping can cause serious water damage!

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!

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 Laguna Niguel. 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.

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!

Foundation Shifting and Settling

The pipes in your house in Laguna Niguel are 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.One reason why this may happen is because many times when people hear “foundation” they automatically assume buildings – but really our home foundations could be just about anywhere: under cement slabs, below backyards where landscaping takes place; even within basements themselves! So whatever happens above ground level has potential consequences for underground systems too.

Quick Temperature Changes

The pipes in your home in Laguna Niguel 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!

Slab leaks are common in Laguna Niguel, California. Here are some of the most frequent symptoms.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Give us a call at (714) 464-7889 today to schedule your service in Laguna Niguel, 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 skilled at Elder & Young Plumbing for sophisticated 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 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 correct your slab leak and get it fixed, the better off you’ll be.

Call us now at Elder & Young Plumbing with questions or to schedule 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

How does electronic leak detection work?

We start by using electronic locating equipment in Laguna Niguel, 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 differentiate 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.

Are slab leak detection services covered by homeowners insurance in Laguna Niguel, CA?

Homeowners insurance in Laguna Niguel, CA may help cover damage caused by leaking plumbing, however, many insurance plans may not cover the cost of the leak detection service itself.

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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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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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