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Slab Leak Detection in Mission Viejo, CA

Dark Spots, Wet Spots Or Water On the Floor of your Mission Viejo property? It Is 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.

Mission Viejo, 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 best solution to fix it.

Are you experiencing a high water bill?  Do you hear a hissing sound from your pipes, and do they seem to be leaking from under the floor? If so, it sounds like you might have a slab leak!

Maybe you’ve noticed a dark spot on your floor that won’t dry.  You may actually have water pooling or puddling on the floor.  If you do, you may have a  slab leak, and the exact location of the leak can be difficult to pinpoint without breaking through the concrete to get to it.  This is where a experienced plumber who specializes in slab leak detection in Mission Viejo, and slab leak repair, can assist 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 know slab leaks.

We know all the tricks to focus in on the possible causes of your leaks at your home. We even have cutting-edge 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 set up your slab leak detection service in Mission Viejo.  We’re standing by to help.  24/7 emergency plumbing service is also available.

Once one of our professional plumbers finds the location 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 causes slab leaks in Mission Viejo, California?

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!

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 Mission Viejo when need be so contact us today if there are any problems at all.

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!

Quick Temperature Changes

The pipes in your home in Mission Viejo 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!

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 noticing leaks in your property which could potentially cause water damage if left unchecked for too long! If you have older pipes like these at home in Mission Viejo then we would recommend upgrading them with newer pipes before costly damages occur!

Pipe Corrosion and Aging Pipes

Corrosion can cause both leaks and clogs in the plumbing system of newer and older homes in Mission Viejo, so it is important to watch out for any spots or other forms of corrosion on your pipes. If you see this problem develop gradually over time, consider replacing pipes made from cast iron because they will only get worse as time goes by due to their susceptibility.

Slab leaks are common in Mission Viejo, California. Here are some of the most frequent symptoms.

Higher Than Normal Water Bills

A lot of leaks go unnoticed, especially leaks related to outdoor plumbing and the main water line that feeds the house. These lines are often very old and they are some of the most common to break down over the years. If your water usage has not increased, but your bill has, you may have a water leak. This leak could be anywhere on your property so it’s important to have your plumbing system inspected for leaks by a leak detection specialist.

Dark Areas on Concrete, Warped Flooring, Lifting Tiles, Wet Areas on the Floor or Carpet

Leaking water damages homes by seeping into their foundation and weakening structural components like walls, floors, and ceilings over time; this in turn causes cracks throughout your house. Unchecked leaking water is an all-around bad situation for homeowners because it not only affects the appearance of a property but also its safety – if left alone long enough, leakage could lead to demolition needs or expensive repair jobs as well! If you notice any of these issues, contact a plumber for help immediately!

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.

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.

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.

Give us a call at (714) 464-7889 today to get started with your service in Mission Viejo, California. We'll respond 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 in your property, important to call the expert 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 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.

Reach out to us 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 right away. Call (714) 464-7889 now!

More Frequently Asked Questions

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

Homeowners insurance inMission Viejo, 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 Mission Viejo, 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 pipes.  It is able to differentiate 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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