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Slab Leak Detection in Lakewood, CA

Dark Spots, Wet Spots Or Water On the Floor of your Lakewood 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.

Lakewood, California's Slab Leak Detection Professional Plumbers Will Use Our Sophisticated 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 best method to fix it.

Do you wonder if you’ve got a slab leak?  Is your water bill higher than it should be?

Maybe you see a wet 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 precise location of the leak can be hard to find without breaking through the concrete to get to it.  This is where a licensed and properly trained plumber who specializes in slab leak detection in Lakewood, and slab leak repair, can assist you and solve your plumbing problem.

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

We know all the tricks to narrow down 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.

Call us now at (714) 464-7889 now with questions or to schedule your slab leak detection service in Lakewood.  We’re standing by to help.  24/7 emergency plumber is also available.

Once one of our skilled plumbers finds the source of the slab leak, we can put a strategy together to solve your plumbing problem quickly and 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 happen in Lakewood, California?

Foundation Shifting and Settling

The pipes in your house in Lakewood 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.

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!

Quick Temperature Changes

It’s important to keep your plumbing system in good working order. As the temperature changes, pipes can expand and contract over time causing joints and connections to wear down. Elder & Young offers pressure testing services so we can help you find any leaks early on before they become a serious problem for you home in Lakewood or business- give us a call now!

Old Pipes

Pipes last a while, but 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 until eventually it breaks entirely due to rusting or other damage related problems – this is when you start recognizing leaks in your property which could potentially cause damage if left unchecked for too long! If you have older pipes like these at home in Lakewood then we would recommend replacing them with newer pipes before any serious damages occur!

Tree Root Intrusion

Plumbing leaks happen outside the home sometimes. Tree roots can cause moisture to seep out which may lead to wet patches or sinkholes in your yard, a sudden drop in water pressure, and trees growing near you house! Elder & Young is here for help with leak detection equipment in Lakewood when need be so contact us today if there are any problems at all.

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 Lakewood, California. Here are some of the most common symptoms.

Wet Spots on Floor Around Sinks, Toilets and Tubs

If you notice a wet spot on the floor around a sink, toilet or tub, it may be nothing, or, it may be due to a water leak. Homeowners should regularly inspect the areas around sinks, toilets and tubs and look for wet spots or discoloration. If you notice don’t notice anything unusual, and the moisture persists, you could have a cracked toilet, or it could be something else. If nothing stands out, call a professional plumber for help. We’ll find the source of the water and solve the plumbing problem.

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.

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.

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.

Reach out to us at (714) 464-7889 today to schedule your service in Lakewood, 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 at your property, it’s time to call the licensed at Elder & Young Plumbing for state-of-the-art 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.

Call us now at Elder & Young Plumbing with questions or to get started with 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 Lakewood, CA to trace out the underground pipes throughout the house.  Once the system has been traced at your property 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.

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

Homeowners insurance in Lakewood, 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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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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