Slab Leak Services in Rancho Cucamonga, CA by Allstar Home Services
One of the major plumbing problems that a homeowner may encounter is a slab leak. These pipe leaks are both difficult to locate and to repair. They do leave some warning signs, however, that you can watch for: elevated water bills, the water heater turning on and off at unusual times, cracks along the foundation of your home, and the sound of running water when there is no tap turned on in the house. At any of these signs, you should call on a licensed plumber who offers slab leak detection and repair services to look into the possibility of one of these leaks.
If you live in Rancho Cucamonga, CA or other parts of the Inland Empire, call the plumbers at Allstar Home Services for slab leak services. Our trained plumbers have years of experience detecting and repair these troublesome leaks, and we have emergency service available 24/7. We are licensed and fully insured for the protection of your home.
Do you think you have a slab leak in your home in Rancho Cucamonga, CA? Call Allstar Home Services for professional slab leak detection and repair.
What Are Slab Leaks?
Slab leak is a term that plumbers use to refer to leaking pipes located down in the concrete foundation of a building. It can also refer more broadly to any leak that occurs in a pipe within a hard rock surface. Slab leaks can happen in the hot water or cold water lines; 80% are hot water leaks, which is why they can often have an effect on the hot water heater and lead to a rise in energy bills along with the water bills. Slab leaks are often caused due to poor original construction work or corrosion inside the pipe because of high acidity. If a slab leak is not treated, it can lead to damage to the foundation of a home and cause the growth of mold and mildew.
Slab Leak Detection and Repair
Finding the precise location of a slab leak is an important part of repairing it—and this is often a tricky process. Plumbers must use specialized equipment to pinpoint the spot of the leak. Listening discs and ground microphones help the plumbers find the leaking pipe through sound. They also make use of pressure scanners that can find the place where escaping water is changing the pressure and temperature around the foundation material.
Once the plumbers have found the leak, they can take different approaches to fixing it. One of them is to excavate the area of the concrete in order to access the leaking pipe, then replace the pipe with copper or PEX. There are other methods, such as laterally placing in a new pipe to bypass the leaking one. The plumbers will determine what method will work best for each situation.