Are you looking for a local plumber to take care of a slab leak repair? ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing has been the expert team in all of San Diego county for 15 years. We’re experienced in all aspects of residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing.
Few things are more worrisome than a water leak you can’t track down. Slab leaks are not uncommon here in San Diego, and often go unnoticed until they’ve damaged carpets, undermined the floor, and even damaged other parts of the building.
Whether a home leak repair, water leak repairs in a commercial building, or a water main leak repair, ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing is ready with our fleet of trucks fully equipped to detect, locate, and perform slab leak repair.
Just give us a call. Our friendly well-trained professionals are available 24/7.
The following information should help you decide if you might have an under-slab water leak, describes how we confirm and localize any leak, and presents alternative repair strategies.
A slab leak is a leaking pipe underneath or within a concrete floor. This slab-on-grade construction is the norm in San Diego county.
If you see a sudden jump in your water bill, there’s a good chance you have a water leak somewhere. But that could be from a leaky faucet, toilet, or water heater, or even an in-wall water pipe leak, requiring the usual home leak repair.
Determining if you need a slab leak repair is often a process of elimination. But if there’s something obvious like a wet area on the floor or outdoors, or the sound of running water beneath the floor, you should call an experienced plumbing specialist like ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing, well, As Soon As Possible. If not you may well face carpet damage and even highly expensive floor and structural damage.
The problem isn’t always within the building itself. You may need a water main leak repair between your home and the water utility at the street; the slab would be your driveway.
There’s also the possibility of a sewer line leak. These are likely to go undetected for a very long time, until there’s visible damage or a “distinctive” odor.
If you suspect you need slab leak repair, it pays to call an experienced professional like ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing, rather than someone who might just start pick-axing concrete until they happen upon the leak.
ASAP starts by identifying and locating the leak. This takes a well-trained and experienced eye, and most often specialized equipment. In addition to visual inspection there are several other techniques. One is much like diagnosing drain clogs, and involves sending a camera down the piping to look for the leak from the inside. Another time-tested method is called an acoustic survey. Here the pipe is drained and filled with compressed air. Special equipment then listens for the hiss of escaping air.
Under-the-slab water leak repairs are pretty much the same as fixing any piping leak… once you get through the concrete. So the common practice is to break through the slab, dig around the pipe, fix the leak, backfill, and finally patch the slab. That’s every bit as expensive, time-consuming, and disruptive as it sounds. So there are a couple of alternatives to breaking into the slab, depending on the circumstances.
Sometimes it’s more economical to re-route, bypassing all the pipes that are under the slab. That’s frequently the best choice if the existing plumbing is an older pipe that’s likely to develop another problem sooner rather than later.
The ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing Solution
ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing is your San Diego expert for all aspects of your pipe repair needs. We’ve been in business going on 15 years and have a fleet of 30+ fully equipped trucks ready 24/7 for those plumbing emergencies. All of our plumbers are fully trained and highly qualified, and take pride in delivering professional services in a friendly and courteous manner.
Whether you need a basic shower leak repair or a difficult plumbing pipe repair, just give us a call!