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Did you know that most homes in Southern California have slab foundations? Even homes older than 25 years will often have slab foundations. If your home is built on a concrete slab, your plumbing is likely built under or even into that slab. This makes accessing it very difficult, and repairs are more complicated than usual. With slab leaks, you want to work with a plumber that is skilled in repairing them. All of our plumbers in Torrance are highly trained and have the experience needed to tackle even the most challenging slab leak. We utilize the latest in detection equipment, and we can pinpoint exactly where your leak is. This makes repairing the leak easier and faster. If you suspect you have a slab leak, call Good Guy Plumbing for expert-level repair service.

You can rely on Good Guy Plumbing to get the job done right. Contact our Torrance slab leak experts at (310) 879-5509.

What Causes Slab Leaks

While your concrete slab does require some level of protection for your plumbing, this does not mean it is impervious to damage. In addition to normal wear and tear, several factors can cause a leak. Most plumbing is made from metal materials, like copper or steel, and while durable, this material can rust and corrode over time. Eventually, leaks will be inevitable.

Common causes of slab leaks include:

  • Shifting soil
  • Sudden temperature changes
  • Sudden changes in water pressure
  • Corroded or degraded materials
  • Earthquakes

Detecting a slab leak can be tricky. Often, because your plumbing is buried beneath concrete, you aren’t even aware that you have a leak until significant damage has already been done. Additionally, your plumber will need to pinpoint exactly where the leak is. This is not an easy task when you cannot easily see or access your pipes.

Signs of a slab leak include:

  • The sound of running water when your faucets are off
  • Warm spots on your floor
  • Pooling water around your home’s foundations
  • Cracks in your concrete slab
  • An explained increase in your water usage

If you notice any of the above signs, you should contact our slab leak repair team at Good Guy Plumbing right away. Slab leaks can result in expensive property damage, and the sooner a leak is caught, the better.

How Slab Leaks are Repaired

The first step our Torrance slab leak repair plumbers will take when working on your system is to inspect your entire system and utilize slab leak detection equipment to identify where the leak is. They will then determine what the best method for repair is: making spot repairs of small sections of your plumbing or rerouting your plumbing system.

With larger repair jobs, where rerouting your plumbing is necessary, your plumber will discuss both the location of the rerouting and the materials that will be used in your new pipe system. In some cases, plumbing can be rerouted into your walls, while in others, it may be moved overhead or outside of your home. These decisions can be difficult, but our expert Torrance plumbers will guide you through the whole process.

Ways to Prevent Slab Leaks?

Preventative measures are key to avoiding slab leaks, which can cause significant damage to your home's foundation and plumbing system. By taking proactive steps, homeowners can minimize the risk of slab leaks and prevent costly repairs. 

Here are some preventative measures to consider:

  • Regular Inspections: Conduct routine inspections of your home's plumbing system and foundation to detect any signs of wear, corrosion, or damage that could lead to slab leaks.
  • Maintain Proper Water Pressure: Ensure that the water pressure in your plumbing system is within the recommended range to prevent strain on pipes, which can lead to leaks.
  • Protect Pipes from Freezing: Insulate pipes in cold climates to prevent them from freezing and potentially bursting, which can cause slab leaks.
  • Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaners: Chemical drain cleaners can corrode pipes over time, increasing the risk of leaks. Use alternative methods, such as plumbing snakes or enzymatic cleaners, to clear clogs.
  • Address Tree Roots: If you have trees near your home, consider installing root barriers or regularly trimming roots to prevent them from infiltrating and damaging your plumbing pipes.
  • Proper Drainage: Ensure that your property has adequate drainage to prevent water from pooling around the foundation, which can exacerbate soil movement and contribute to slab leaks.

Taking these preventative measures can help homeowners avoid the hassle and expense of dealing with slab leaks. By being proactive and attentive to their home's plumbing and foundation, homeowners can protect their investment and ensure the integrity of their property.

Protect Your Home from Water Damage

Good Guy Plumbing is committed to our customers. We believe in providing honest, reliable services. We know that dealing with surprise plumbing repairs, like slab leaks, can put a stress on your home and your budget. Before we begin work, we discuss all of your options with you and help you select the products and services that are right for you. We never pressure you to buy things you do not need. As a family-owned, local business, we can give our customers the personalized attention they need to feel taken care of. When you want to work with the best, call Good Guy Plumbing.

Do you think you have a slab leak? Call our Torrance slab leak repair plumbers today at (310) 879-5509.

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