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.
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
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.
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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