Slab Leak Detection and Repair in Los Banos, Turlock, Patterson and Merced
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Have you ever noticed a warm spot on your kitchen or living room floor with no explanation? Or perhaps you have a damp spot on your carpet and don’t know how it got there. If so, you could very well have a slab leak. This is among the most serious and disheartening plumbing problems that homeowners face.
Slab leaks can cause significant damage in a short amount of time if not located and repaired right away. This is why you need a team onsite to perform accurate slab leak detection and repairs as needed. You have that with All American Plumbing Heating & Air. We are “In the Service of Excellence” and have been serving customers throughout Los Banos, Turlock, Merced, Patterson, and the surrounding Central Valley area for over 18 years.
How to tell if you have a slab leak
If you notice a sudden spike in your water bill, water pooling in places it shouldn’t, water heater constantly running or even areas of the floor that are suddenly getting hot. You may have a slab leak. Early detection is very important when leaks in your slab’s foundation are in question, as it can save you thousands of dollars in water and home damage. We’ll explain in more detail each one of these signs that you may have a slab leak with the below bullet list,
- Sudden water bill increase –
If you notice your home’s water bill has been higher than normal, this could be due to a leak in your slab foundation. Call our expert slab leak detection & repair for professional help.
- Water pooling where it shouldn’t –
Water will pool under the foundation until it finds a way to escape. Make sure you keep an eye out for any water that seems to be coming out of the slab foundation on the outside of your home. If you don’t have any way for water to pool in that area, AKA, sprinklers, hoses or faucets, you may have a slab leak.
- Hot water heater always running –
When you hot water heater seems to always be running, a slab leak is similar to leaving your hot water faucet on 24/7. If your hot water heater never has hot water, it’s always going to be working non-stop in order to make up for the lost hot water.
- Floors are suddenly hot –
If the slab leak is on the hot water side, eventually the concrete above it will slowly warm up due to the transfer of heat from the leak. Carpet makes it much more difficult to detect, but if you have hardwood flooring or linoleum, you’ll easily find the hot spots from a potential slab leak.
What Is a Slab Leak?
This is the name given to a leak that occurs beneath the concrete foundation—the slab—of your home. Your home’s foundation helps stabilize your property and protect it against soil erosion, among other issues. Unfortunately, however, you have several plumbing pipes that run under this foundation, and those include your water and sewer lines.
Being out of sight means that when one of these pipes springs a leak, you aren’t going to know about it right away. It becomes a slab leak when this leak filters up through the slab of your home, and usually the first visible signs are when damage has already been done.
Why Slab Leaks Are Such a Big Deal
Slab leaks are significantly worse than other leaks that might occur in your Central Valley area home due to their location. They take a while to notice, making them problematic. Since the leak is located under your home, most people don’t notice them until the problem is visible, as we mentioned above.
You may be able to detect a slab leak on your own by watching your water meter after shutting off all your water appliances, but leaks can occur anywhere, and even if you do detect a slab leak, you need to have it professionally addressed.
Our team uses special methods to detect slab leaks, such as acoustic listening devices and electronic line locators. This helps us not only to locate the slab leak but to determine the severity of the damage it has caused.
Call Our Team Today for Slab Leak Services
The sooner you have your slab leak detected and repaired, the less you’ll need to pay to repair water damage. Our trustworthy plumber service professionals provides exceptional slab leak detection and repair services to Los Banos, Turlock, Merced, Patterson, and the surrounding Central Valley area. We also offer a 6-year complete warranty on all plumbing work except fixtures available to our AMP club maintenance program members.
Just give us a call today and one of our plumbing pros will be out to help you as soon as possible—we even provide 24/7 emergency services! Remember, the longer you wait, the more water damage can occur, and the more you may find yourself paying in repair costs.