Slab Leak Detection
A slab leak is a serious problem that occurs in the pipes beneath a home’s foundation. Slab leak detection allows plumbers to find the source of the damage and repair it. Water and sewage pipes might lie a few inches to several feet beneath the slab. Repairing or replacing pipes directly requires removing the slab. This is a messy and expensive process that takes a lot of time. It also causes damage to your home.
When to Call for Slab Leak Detection Services
Some signs that might indicate you have a slab leak include:
- An increase in your water bills
- The sound of running water when you have all your fixtures turned off
- Cracks in the ceiling or walls
- A hot spot in the floor of a single room
- Standing water, moss, or mud around the outer perimeter of your home
Investigating the source of the slab leak early on will help prevent extensive damage from
occurring to your home. Even if the problem seems minor, there’s a reason that the leak
occurred in the first place. It isn’t going away on its own and the problem will only grow
How Slab Leak Detection and Repair Works
The idea of removing the concrete slab that your home sits on is daunting. The reality is even worse. We have the equipment and skilled technicians to find the source of damage quickly. We offer pipe repair services that cause little to no damage to your landscaping or your home’s interior; we don’t always have to jackhammer the floor or open the walls to make a repair.
One of the most valuable tools for slab leak detection is an acoustical listening device. We use the acoustical listening device to listen to the pipes under the slab or inside walls where the pipes run and locate the position of the pipes from the beginning to the end along its entire length of the pipe. This provides us with information about where the damage is located and how extensive the problem is.
Once we know what we’re dealing with, we offer a number of slab leak repair options. In some cases, direct repair is the only option. It requires jack-hammering at the site of a leak and repairing the pipe directly. Another option is to re-route the piping under the slab into one above it. Yet, other options that competitors might not offer are epoxy pipe lining, pipe bursting, pipe sleeving, pipe inserts and others.
San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining specializes in full re-piping that replaces your entire pipeline without damaging your home. We also use several types of epoxy options to mitigate future leaks and damage.
Don’t put your home at risk of extensive damage to your floors, ceilings, landscaping, and foundation. If you see any signs of a plumbing leak, contact San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining today for a professional evaluation.