Slab leaks are common, but complicated, problems in the San Diego area. Because of the mixture of minerals and chloramine in San Diego’s water supply, copper pipes tend to deteriorate, and slab leaks commonly occur. If you find your floor to be wet or hot, this may be a sign of a slab leak.
If you’ve noticed an extremely high water bill and you’ve already checked your faucets, toilets and sprinkler system and nothing is leaking or dripping, there is a good chance that you have what is known as a “slab leak”. Most of the older homes in San Diego were built on slabs of concrete, and the plumbing pipes were installed under the slab.
The first step in determining if you have a slab leak is to have a plumber use leak detection equipment to pinpoint and listen to where the leak is coming from. Depending on where the leak is, the plumber will then either break up the concrete to fix the pipe or re-route the pipe overhead to avoid breaking the concrete floor.
Our leak detection expert will give you several options once at your house.
Hot Water Lines Leak More Often Than Cold Water Lines
Hot water lines are generally the first to leak. There are a couple ways to tell if your hot water line is leaking:
- Feel around the floor of your home. If you find a spot that feels unusually warm, there could be a hot water line leaking in that location.
- If your water heater is running all the time, it’s likely that a hot water line is leaking somewhere underneath the slab.
Some Other Signs You May Have A Slab Leak
- High water bill
- Wet floor
- You hear a pipe that sounds like it has water running through it all the time
- Wet carpet
- Your foundation has sunk due to water being underneath it
At Colepepper Plumbing, we can address several issues, including:
- Leak underground
- Slab leak
- Leak under concrete floor
- Leak under house
- Leaking water line under concrete
- Leak detection
- Slab leak detection
- Leak under floor
- Concrete warm
Call us today for immediate service (619) 838-1322