Slab Leak Services in Vista
Slab leaks can lead to larger problems in your plumbing system. Call (800) 656-3569 for immediate slab leak repairs in Vista and San Diego.
Every home features a cement foundation underneath that lies on top of the water pipes. The pipes inside the slab foundation are vulnerable to cracks and breaks, leading to potentially destructive slab leaks that often stay hidden from the homeowner. If you suspect a slab leak, contact your plumbers at 1-800-Any-Tyme for service in the San Diego County area.
It can be hard to identify a slab leak as soon as it occurs, as it’s so embedded beneath the home. The damage has often already been done once you finally realizeyou have a slab leak.
As a result, repairing the slab leak can be a major hassle since the process includes tearing apart a portion of your floor and the foundation underneath.
How Can You Tell If You Have a Slab Leak?
Look out for these signs:
- Unexpectedly high water bills and low water pressure
- Small puddles in unexpected areas of your home
- Hotspots in certain areas of your flooring
- The sound of running water even though all faucets are off
- Wet areas in your yard not caused by rain or faulty irrigation valves
- Shifting water meter indicators even though you haven’t used any water
Measuring Your Water Meter to Test For Slab Leaks
Take this water meter test to find out if you have a slab leak.
- Turn off all water: Locate your meter and make sure the water is turned off throughout your property. The water meter should not be moving at all if all appliances and fixtures (toilet, faucet, washing machine, sprinklers, shower, bath) are turned off.
- Take a picture: Snap a picture of your water meter and record the exact time you took the snapshot. Come back and read the meter again in 15 minutes. Come back and read the meter in one hour. If the water numbers have not moved at all, you do not have a slab leak. However, if the arrow has moved more than one digit, it’s time to call your plumber for an assessment.
WhatCauses Slab Leaks?
- Poor craftsmanship: If your pipes were not installed correctly, or were fitted poorly, there’s an increased chance you’ll experience a slab leak.
- Harsh chemicals in the water: Calcium and lime elements exist in hard water. These elements, if left untreated, are abrasive to your pipe’s lining and contribute to cracks and broken pipes.
- Shifting foundation: A poor plumbing design will shift over time and tear away pipes.
- High water pressure: Pipes that have small diameters corrode faster with high water pressure. In addition, they can also burst if water blasts through at a high pressure for too long.
- Rusted pipes: Galvanized iron pipes rust easily; and when soil, sand, and gravel travel inside the pipes, they are easily damaged and ruptured.
- Burst pipes: Shifting foundation can break apart cast iron, galvanized, or PVC sewer pipes, especially where they turn or change directions.
- Commercial drain cleaners: Toxic chemicals found in most commercial drain cleaners can quickly corrode metal drainpipes.
Our expert plumbers have the tools and experience to take care of any slab leak threatening your property. Call us today at (800) 656-3569 for a thorough assessment and the most effective solution.