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Slab Leak Detection in Santa Ana Heights, CA

Dark Spots, Wet Spots or Water On Your Floor in Santa Ana Heights, 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 Heights, California's Slab Leak Detection Professional Plumbers Will Use Our Specialized 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 ways to fix it.

Do you wonder if you’ve got a slab leak?  Is your water bill costing you more than normal?

You may have noticed a dark spot on your floor that won’t dry.  There’s water pooling or puddling on the floor.  If you do, your home may have a  slab leak, and the specific location of the leak can be challenging to pinpoint without tearing up the floor and concrete to get to it.  This is where a licensed and properly trained plumber who knows slab leak detection in Santa Ana Heights, and slab leak repair, can remove the hassle and frustration and solve your plumbing issues.

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

We know all the tricks and techniques to focus in on the possible cause of your leaks at your property. 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 get started with your slab leak detection service in Santa Ana Heights.  We’re here to help.  24/7 emergency plumbing service is also available.

Once one of our professional plumbers finds the exact location of the slab leak, we can put a plan 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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What are the common causes of slab leaks in Santa Ana Heights, California?

Quick Temperature Changes

In Santa Ana Heights, California this isn’t as much of a problem as it is in colder climates. Even still, the changes in temperature can cause your pipes to expand and contract. Over years, the expansion and contraction will eventually cause joints and connections to wear down. It’s a good idea to have your plumbing system pressure tested regularly so that we can help you find any leaks before they become serious problems. If you would like your plumbing system pressure tested by a professional plumber, give Elder and Young a call now and we’ll get you on the schedule. Find the coupon on this page for a Free Pressure Check.

Foundation Shifting and Settling

The pipes in your house in Santa Ana Heights 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 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!

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 Santa Ana Heights. 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.

High Water Pressure

Most people don’t think about water pressure. We all like the fell of a lot of pressure in the shower, however this pressure is also constantly pressing against the interior walls of the pipes in your plumbing system. This pressure is also causing pressure on the plumbing joints. As mentioned earlier, the joints are one of the most common causes of these leaks. If you hear your plumbing when you flush your toilet, or when you turn your water on or off, you may need to have your water pressure checked and regulated.

Old Pipes

When pipes start to break down, homeowners don’t notice the problem until leaks occur. And once a leak occurs – you can be sure that major problems are on their way! Older pipes in homes will have corroded materials such as iron and steel which only make them more prone to breaking down or rusting over time. When this occurs it’s best for repipe with newer equipment like copper pipe plumbing products or PEX offered by our company for plumbing services today in Santa Ana Heights before the problem gets worse!

What are the frequent signs of slab leaks in Santa Ana Heights, California?

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.

The Water Meter Runs When Nothing is Turned On

One of the easiest things a homeowner can do to understand if they have a water leak or not is to use the water meter as a measuring device. If all of your appliances and fixtures are turned off, including your water heater, and your water meter continues to run, it’s a tell tale sign that you have a leak. This is also the most important time to call a plumber and schedule a service call so that the plumber can perform a leak detection service and find the source of the leak.

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.

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.

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.

Give us a call at (714) 464-7889 today to schedule your service in Santa Ana Heights, California. We'll respond 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 licensed at Elder & Young Plumbing for state-of-the-art electronic water 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. 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 locate your slab leak and get it fixed, the better off you’ll be.

Give us a call at Elder & Young Plumbing with questions or to set up 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 Santa Ana Heights, CA?

Homeowners insurance in Santa Ana Heights, 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 Santa Ana Heights, CA to trace out the underground pipes throughout the house.  Once the system has been traced in your home we use a hi tech 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 a leak in your pipe.  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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