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Lake Forest Slab Leak Detection Services

What Is a Slab Leak?

At Sage Plumbers, we know a slab leak is most commonly a leak in a pressurized water line beneath a home or building’s foundation. A slab leak becomes noticeable when water begins emerging from the structure’s foundation—most commonly where pipes penetrate the slab. Sometimes a slab leak can occur for an extended period without your knowledge. A slab leak can also happen due to a broken drain line under the slab. Since these leaks can quickly become expensive, taking swift action can prevent significant damage. Our expert Lake Forest slab leak detection services will provide you with a reliable technician who can diagnose the problem and provide a solution.

A small slab leak can result in massive loss of property. We have the tools to identify a slab leak and provide efficient repair. Call (949) 536-7471 for more information.

How Can You Tell If You Have a Slab Leak?

Because slab leaks occur beneath the foundation of your home, it can be difficult to notice you have one. Therefore, they can go undetected for long periods of time, causing more water damage in their wake. Therefore, it's important to be aware of the warning signs that you may have one.

We suggest calling our Lake Forest slab leak detection plumbers if you notice any of the following signs:

  • Unexplained spikes in your water bill
  • Warm spots on the floor
  • The sound of running water yet no pipes are in use
  • A moving water meter yet no pipes are in use
  • The presence of mold or a musty smell
  • Extremely low water pressure
  • Damp carpet
  • Standing water or puddles around the perimeter of your home
  • Cracked walls
  • Warped flooring

Common Causes of Slab Leaks

Most slab leaks are caused when copper water lines under the slab develop a pinhole leak that gets progressively worse. Property owners typically realize that something is amiss when they receive higher utility bills with similar water usage. Additional signs of a slab leak include water seeping through the floors, moisture on the walls, and hardwood floor buckling.

How Common Are Slab Leaks?

Slab leaks are relatively common and can occur in both residential and commercial buildings. They are caused by a variety of factors, such as poor water pressure, corroded or damaged pipes, or shifting soil that puts pressure on the pipes.

In California, slab leaks are even more common due to earthquakes that shake your home's foundation. If you suspect that you might have a slab leak, it’s important to address the issue as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage. Slab leaks can cause major headaches for homeowners if not taken care of quickly, but taking proactive steps now can save you time and money in the long run.

Contributing factors to a slab leak include:

  • The age of the pipes
  • The hard mineral content of your water
  • Chemicals used to purify and treat our water to make it safe to drink
  • The thickness of the copper used by the builder
  • The level of impurities present in the copper pipes.
  • The settling of the structure over time causes tension or pressure on the pipes

Prevent a Small Leak from Becoming a Larger Problem

If you believe you have a slab leak, reach out to a professional plumber. Don’t let a small leak become a large problem. Depending on your property and the size of your water leak, there are various methods to detect and repair a slab leak with minimal intrusion to your home. With Sage Plumbers, you can feel confident in a job well done. We proudly serve Lake Forest & the surrounding areas!

We 100% focused on customer satisfaction and finding the right solution for your property. Request a service estimate by calling our Lake Forest slab leak detection experts at (949) 536-7471 at the first sign of an issue.

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