If you live in Santa Ana and own a home, you should be aware of the potential damage a slab leak can cause to your home. A Slab leak can cause a great amount of damage to your home if it is not fixed quickly by professionals. All Star Plumbing & Restoration provides slab leak repair services in Santa Ana; we can help ensure that your Orange County home is protected from major water damage.
Slab Leak Explained
When water leaks below the concrete foundation of your home, it is referred to as a slab leak. These leaks can form due to water coming in from hot or cold water lines, and the leaks can be as small as a pinhole, but they may grow larger over time. In cases where the leak is coming from a pipe under your foundation, it may be an issue with a water or a sewage line.
Repairing a leaking pipe is usually a quick and simple fix, but getting to the pipe itself is what is what demands the need of a professional. Since the leak is underneath the concrete slab, a technician will have to cut through to fix the problem. Our state-of-the-art equipment can pinpoint the exact location of the leak, thus, leading to less destruction of your property.
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Causes of Slab Leak
There are a number of potential causes of slab leak, including corrosion of pipes, vibrations, and a poor initial construction of the home. Chemical reactions that go on between pipes and the water in the soil that covers the pipes can lead to holes developing in the waterline; this is most common in copper and galvanized pipes, which are usually found in older Santa Ana homes.
Vibrations of a pipe can cause it to leak. When the temperature of the water in pipes changes, the pipes may expand or contract, and pipes may also vibrate while water runs through them. This movement may cause pipes to shift and eventually rub together, resulting in cracks and leaks.
Finally, poor construction resulting in too much pressure on the water lines can lead to creases and cracks in pipes. Lack of proper support and insulation of pipes may also cause the same types of issues.
Signs of Slab Leak
Some of the most common indications of slab leak are warm spots on the floor from water leaking from hot water pipes, the sound of water running when no water is in use and increased water bills. Mold and mildew may also form under carpets, and in extreme cases, cracks may develop in the walls or floors of your home.
How To Resolve Slab Leak
Call a professional at the first indication of a slab leak. The problem will only get worse and more expensive to fix the longer you wait. We are available 24/7 and will repair a slab leak as quickly as possible. We are insurance approved, and in many cases, we can work directly with your insurance company. Day or night, if you suspect a slab leak at your Santa Ana home, give us a call.