Slab Leak Detection & Repair
in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA
Finding Hidden Leaks in the Orange Counties & Los Angeles
Leaks are among the many plumbing issues homeowners will inevitably face. Leaks can be just minor annoyances, but major leaks can also occur and prove to be very difficult to manage, especially when they are underground at the slab level. This might be surprising to some, but it is seriously one of the most frustrating things for a homeowner to deal with. Rooter Man LA is here to help. When you suspect there’s a hidden leak beneath your home, call us immediately so we can fix the issue. Call 877-959-3665 to schedule an appointment. Our RooterMan LA slab leak services are available 24/7.
Why Slab Leaks Occur
In recent years, slab leaks have been occurring due to natural erosion. Worn-out pipes can also start leaking and cause water to filter up from underneath a house. However, we have much experience with the latest technology to detect leaks with maximum efficiency. Rooter Man LA not only accurately locates the issue, but we can also repair the leak to avoid more damage to your home. If caught early, we can patch things up and you may not have any damage. If some damage has occurred, we can fix it and advise you how to protect your home in the future.
Act Early to Prevent Water DamageIt’s never fun to discover and deal with slab leaks. There’s often no way to avoid them, but you can help minimize the damage they cause by periodically checking for warning signs. Leaks usually happen when the pipes underneath the home rot, rust, or deteriorate and often start from openings the size of pinholes throughout the slab. These small leaks might seem minor, but they can cause bigger issues over time. The concrete slab can protect your home as water starts coming up to the surface, but the water will eventually push through. It is crucial to catch the problem early to limit the amount of water damage, but oftentimes, slab leaks are found too late.
Why a Slab Leak Can Be So Damaging
You should never ignore the signs of water damage on drywall. Water leaks can cause a spike in your water bill, and the sky is the limit if an underground pipe is broken. A leak will not stop until it is fixed, and your bill will continue to rise dramatically from month to month even if you don’t actually use more water. Aside from draining your wallet, a leak can create the perfect environment for mold and mildew to thrive in hidden areas. Mold can grow behind drywall or under a carpet, and a musty smell may be the only hint of a problem.
Key Signs of a Hidden Leak
The most obvious sign of a leak, of course, is if you see water where it shouldn’t be. Damp floors or carpeting can mean water is building up under your foundation and has nowhere to go but up. The material may just look darker than usual and not very damp, or wood panels may start to warp for no apparent reason. It’s always a good idea to check the foundation in these cases; if it is cracked, a sewer leak may be the culprit, and the issue may progress to damaged floors, bricks, tiles, moldings, or walls. A wall may become bowed or separated, or your floors may become uneven. Look for doors and windows that won’t close or appear as if they are separating.
Other signs of a slab leak include:
- A sudden, unexplained increase in your utility bill
- Mold or mildew growth or a persistent musty smell
- The sound of running or trickling water even when all your faucets are off
- A drop in your water pressure
- A water heater that is running more than normal
- A water meter that shows a higher level of activity than the water you are using