Signs and Ways to Detect & Repair Your Water Leaky Pipes

Leak Detection and Repair in Corona, CA

Find it. Fix it. Get it done.

When there is a slab leak in your residence or commercial property it needs to be addressed in a timely manner or it could result in headaches and cost down the road.

Using electronic slab leak detection equipment we can ensure that your repairs happen accurately with minimal impact on you. Water leak detection and repair are something we have experience with.

Contact us for an inspection. We service Anaheim, Orange County, CA and surrounding cities.

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Call as soon as you notice signs of water leak damage. The leak could be in the ceiling or a wall, even underground. When we come out to assess the situation, our electronic leak detection equipment will help us locate the problem.

When doing leak detection, we used to use the tools and ability to scan the whole house to find the source of your leak. Due to the shifting earth in California slab Plumbing leaks in Corona are common.

 

How serious is this?

Even those this is a common problem in our area. You must not take this lightly. Water leaks in your home or business property require immediate attention from professional licensed plumbers. Time is of the essence.

You see finding a leak early prevents damage. When not cared for early enough extensive restoration and at times rebuilding become necessary. These repairs are costly and intrusive. When a sewer drain backs up or a pipe breaks everyone knows about it.

However, the less noticed smaller leaks can be there for some time. Homeowners may not be aware of it because they are not familiar with the signs to look for. In some cases the low water pressure from the leak can cause hot water heater damage.

If your place of residence, business or commercial property has a leak, it would be a good idea to contact us. We will dispatch a slab leak detection specialist to come out and perform a water leak inspection. Remember these leaks may even be invisible to the naked eye.

 

What are some of the symptoms to look for?

Here are some common symptoms of a slab leak. If your home bathroom plumbing system is compromised there may be mildews like smell to the walls and carpets.

Here’s another one, for seemingly no reason the last few months water bill has grown unreasonably high. Low water line pressure is another sign. You may see small cracks or discoloration on walls or in your ceiling.

If a leak develops in one of the hot water lines within a slab spots on the flooring may feel hot. This may also result in warped flooring materials or buckled linoleum.

If you ever hear the sound of running water even though your faucets are all off and no appliances are running, then there may be a leak somewhere. You should have this situation checked out as soon as possible.

 

Why contact a professional?

If you suspect that there is a leaking pipe in the slab of your residence it is best to contact a professional to do leak repair with the tools and training to pinpoint precisely where the water is leaking from.

Breaking open the concrete foundation in random places hoping can do leak detection is unwise. Repairing the damage done to the floor is expensive and you run the risk of causing additional damage.

We are happy to do leak repair service for your plumbing. Give us a call.

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What is the process like?

It’s possible to perform the inspection without opening or damaging the concrete slab. We use the electronic leak detection equipment to trace out where the water is leaking.

The first step is a pressurized leak test. We pressurize your plumbing and see how long it holds the pressure. This will indicate whether or not the electronic leak detection test is even needed.

Next each house faucet and fixture is examines with the detection tool. This will pinpoint the location of the leak.

Last, we determine the location and magnitude of the problem and an action plan to do leak repair to your pipes. At this point the homeowner will need to authorization from their insurance company to do the repairs.

Once the job begins, the first step is to stop the leak by plugging the old water lines. This prevents continued damage.

Water will need to be shut down to that part of the house for a short time and a small access hole will need to be cut into the wall.  We recommend you to consult with a water restoration company.

They can care for the cleanup and test for mold.  Second, it will take a day to do leak repair. We will run some quality tests to ensure that the leak repair was a success.  Then we can turn your water back on.  Last the finishes will need to be patched up including any kitchen plumbing repair, wall sealing and painting.

 

Methods of Repair

There are often many different ways to fix a plumbing problem and leak repair.  We will determine the option that best suits your situation.  New pipes can be inserted into the old ones.

Another method is new pipes can be run in an alternate location rendering the old piping unused.  The less invasive of the solution, the better results you get.

Sewer line leaks are a bit more complicated.  Often the old line has to be exposed to get to the bottom of the problem. We have the tools to do a sewer line camera inspection first to assess the condition.

 

Copper and PEX Plastic Pipe

There are a number of new products out there that offer alternatives to copper piping.  One such product is PEX.  Both flexible and durable, this plastic piping is resistant to the typical corrosion that occurs in traditional metal piping. There are some disadvantages to PEX piping as well.

If you live in a place where rodent infestation is common then metal piping is better.  Mice can chew through the plastic piping.  Additionally, in environments where the piping is exposed to the elements PEX is not a good choice.

We understand that these types of water leaks detection and leak repair are not enjoyable.  No one plans on having to re-pipe sections of their home due to a slab leak.  Let us carry this burden with you.  Contact us for an inspection.