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Slab Leak Repair San Diego

Do you have a leak under a concrete floor or suspect one?  Most residential and many commercial buildings in San Diego and Riverside use a concrete slab on grade (roughly level with the ground) foundation, and water pipes as well as drain, and sewer pipes are often run underneath.  If any of that leak – it is a slab leak.  It may be tempting to ignore the problem, but you are likely to suffer from water stains and mold.  And given time they can cause serious structural damage, so a prompt slab leak repair is vital.  Our slab leak detection and repair experts keep that from happening and avoid without tearing up flooring or driveways.

Causes Of A Slab Leak

Leaking pipes under the foundation are commonly caused by corrosion, especially in the iron water lines used prior to the 1970s.  There was also a period when certain types of copper lines prone to pinholes were used.  But any type of pipe can become leaky due to any sort of ground movement, improper installation, excessive water pressure, or water hammer (“banging pipes” due to sudden pressure changes).

It is never a good time for plumbing problems, so we provide fast-response 24/7 emergency services as well as same-day service appointments. Hometown Plumbing provides affordable slab leak repair services to all San Diego, Riverside, and surrounding areas. Schedule an appointment today.

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Symptoms of a Slab Leak

So how do you know if you have a slab leak?  Here are some important clues.

If you hear sounds of running water with nothing turned on, that is an emergency!  But keep in mind the things like ice makers and water softeners may also be the causes of sounds.

  • Cracks in floor tile, walls, and even on the ceiling can indicate you have a water leak under your slab that is undermined the foundation.
  • Low water pressure may also indicate a major plumbing problem.
  • Smaller leaks may show up as water stains, mold, and mildew as well as damp, warm, or cold areas on the floor.  Laminate flooring may swell or buckle.

But there may also be no symptom other than a jump in usage on your monthly water bill. In any case, there is a progressive harm, and all leaks can suddenly worsen.

Detection and Location

When it comes to cracking through a concrete floor, guesswork is not acceptable.  We can perform a sensitive pressure test to determine if there is indeed a problem then use the latest electronic slab leak detection instruments to pinpoint its location.  That is critical in keeping concrete and floor repair work to an absolute minimum.

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Slab Leak Repair Strategies

The plumbing repair itself may take only a couple of hours, but jack hammering through the foundation and repairing the concrete and flooring may span over several days.  Knowing the exact location, we can advise you as to the most cost-effective and least-disruptive slab leak repair approach.  Here are the three major options for residential and commercial buildings:

  • spot repair involves breaking through the floor and replacing just a small section of pipe.  It may be the best solution if the rest of the plumbing system is in good condition.  If the problem is close to the edge of the building it may be possible to reach the problem through digging alone.
  • re-pipe adds new plumbing through the attic or around the perimeter, bypassing the old pipes under the foundation.  New piping should last a lifetime, but any problems that occur in the future will be easily accessible.
  • Pipelining applies a cured-in-place lining inside the existing pipe and can permanently seal small to mid-size leaks.

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What People Say About Hometown Plumbing

I would love to appreciate the Hometown Restoration team for their prompt service and quick arrival in a dire moment. My husband and I had a minute leak caused by our dishwasher when we got back from vacation. Gladly, they helped us mobilize the Insurance Company. The team did a great job of getting our house cleaned out and put back together in a timely manner. All their Employees were positive and understanding of our situation and seemed to really care about our needs above all else.

Goodness, gracious! I thought I had written a review in the past, but right now, I feel differently. This is the most effective and spot-on company that my husband and I have ever dealt with. We had an intense leak on our slab, and it caused extensive water damage by nightfall with their dryers, humidifiers, and blowers. They responded to all my probing and helped me pick up your phone calls, our texts, and this is simply amazing. If you have any type of water damage, save yourself the stress, and use this company.

Hometown Restoration was a lifesaver. We had a huge water leak above our kitchen that flooded our downstairs. Hometown quickly came out and helped us get a plan for how to deal with the damages. They packed our belongings into a pod, removed the destroyed cabinets, and dried everything out. They helped coordinate with our plumber and insurance adjuster to make sure everything was handled. I strongly recommend Hometown Restoration if you have water damage in your home.

Choose Hometown Plumbing

We have all the necessary experience, training, and equipment for economical slab leak detection and repair.  And you will have our workmanship and satisfaction guarantee.  Call us for same-day appointments and 24/7 emergency services.