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Slab Leak Detection in Santa Ana, CA

Dark Spots, Wet Spots or Water On Your Floor in Santa Ana, California? 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.

Santa Ana, 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 wonder if you have a slab leak?  Is your water bill costing you more than it should be?

You may have noticed a dark 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 precise location of the leak can be difficult to find without breaking through the concrete to get to it.  This is where a professional plumber who knows slab leak detection in Santa Ana, and slab leak repair, can help you and solve your plumbing problems.

The skilled 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 focus in on the possible cause of your leaks at your property. We even have sophisticated 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 request your slab leak detection service in Santa Ana.  We’re ready to help.  24/7 emergency plumbing service is also available.

Once one of our expert plumbers finds the exact location of the slab leak, we can put a plan together to solve your plumbing issue 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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What causes slab leaks in Santa Ana, California?

High Water Pressure

Many people don’t take enough time to think about water pressure. For some, the high-pressure stream from a shower is simply too satisfying for words; however, this force can be damaging your plumbing system if it’s not regulated properly. This excess of power will constantly press against the walls in your pipes and joints within them – which are often one of the main reasons these leaks occur. If you hear gurgling or rushing sounds when flushing, turning off/on taps or toilets, then there might just need to be adjustments made on how much pressure is being emitted into those systems so they stay intact over long periods of time without bursting!

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!

Old Pipes

Pipes can last a while, but they won’t last forever. Older pipes are made from materials that can be subject to corrosion, such as iron. When corrosion occurs, the pipe weakens until eventually it breaks due to rusting or other damage related issues – this is when you start recognizing 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 Santa Ana then we would recommend upgrading them with newer pipes.

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!

Foundation Shifting and Settling

Your plumbing system is more fragile than you might think. One of the reasons for this is that it needs to be flexible enough in order to react with what’s happening around it, and if there are any other problems like erosion or an earthquake then your foundation may shift which will cause everything else connected to it such as water pressure changes and color issues.

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 Santa Ana or business- give us a call now!

Slab leaks are common in Santa Ana, California. Here are some of the most common signs.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Call us now at (714) 464-7889 now to request your service in Santa Ana, California. We'll be out 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, important to call the professional at Elder & Young Plumbing for sophisticated electronic slab 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 water damage 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 right away. Call (714) 464-7889 now!

More Frequently Asked Questions

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

Homeowners insurance in Santa Ana, CA may help cover damage caused by leaking plumbing, however, most 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 Santa Ana, CA to trace out the underground pipes throughout the house.  Once the system has been traced at your property 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 leaks.  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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