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Slab Leak Repair Carlsbad



Have you been told you have a slab leak in Carlsbad? When it comes to Slab leak detection in Carlsbad, 247 LeakMasters a local and family owned business is your go to solution. We diagnose leaks, fix pipes and clean up any water or flood damage by using the latest electronic leak detection equipment. With years of experience behind us, we expertly repair your leak with minimal invasion.

We are not just plumbers but fully licensed contractors, this allows us to perform any necessary repairs. We are insurance specialists, working directly with your insurance company so you don’t have to.

We do not charge for call outs. Call us today to find out how your detection could be FREE! We can be with you in less than 60 minutes! In addition to fixing your slab leak we provide full service water damage restoration for Carlsbad homes. If you think you may have a slab leak, don’t delay, call us today!

Slab Leak Repair in Carlsbad

What is a slab leak?

The plumbing systems in many properties in Carlsbad were installed with copper piping buried in the large concrete foundation. Cracks and holes are known to develop over time in copper piped plumbing. Since the leak source is under concrete and is not easily detectible, by the time you notice the issue it has caused damage already. This is what is known as a slab leak. To minimize damage to your home from a slab leak is important to act quickly.



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What does a slab leak look like?


If you can see the pipe, even a small leak is easy to trace. Slab leaks occur in the pipes buried deep in the concrete foundation of your home meaning that is not always visible.


How can I tell if I have a slab leak?

Although it may not be possible to see the slab leak you can use the following techniques to diagnose an unseen leak:

  1. Unusually High Water Bills – even the smallest hole in a water pipe can lose thousands of gallons per month. Check your water bill increased usage you cannot explain.
  2. Sound of Running Water – if you can hear water moving quickly through the pipes when faucets & appliances are off, you may have an issue.
  3. Moving Water Meter – If all appliances and faucets in the house are turned off and the meter is stil moving, you could have a problem.
  4. Standing Water or Saturated Ground - If a leak is left undetected for a long time, water can create a damp patch on the floor
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What causes a slab leak?


While copper pipe is regarded as a reliable and long-lasting plumbing material, it can still fail. Some of the most common causes include:

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  1. Age - as a pipe gets older leaks become more likely. Our experience shows that homes over 25 years old are more likely to suffer a slab leak, but homes of any age can be affected.
  2. Incorrect Installation – if the pipe was bent or damaged when installed, problems can occur in later years.
  3. Temperature Changes - as the slab increases & decreases the pipes expand and contract. Vibration or or edges rubbing against the pipe can create holes.

Whatever the reason for the slab leak, it is important that the problem is found and repaired by a qualified plumber. This will prevent further, more expensive issues.


How can I find a slab leak?


Finding the general area of a slab leak from the hot water line is straightforward. A hot spot on the floor will give the approximate location, allowing for us to quickly find the accurate location using a leak detector. Cold-water line leaks present a much more challenging issue to locate. Listening to a buried pipe is essential and requires special electronic leak detection equipment. Our equipment reveals the exact location of the leak in the slab. Modern electronic leak detection equipment means you do not have to dig into the floor to find the problem. Pinpoint accuracy helps us reduce time and costs for your repair.


What is slab leak detection & how does it work?


Slab leak detection uses electronic equipment to locate the source of the leak. Sounds are emitted at varying frequencies from leaks depending on the size of the hole and the flow of the water. The problem is located when the detector picks up the sound. Sounds traveling through the slab helps us isolate the issue and avoid digging up your floor. Non-destructive and non-invasive techniques are our specialty.


How do I repair a slab leak?


Once you know you have a slab leak, you have choices for repair. If the pipes are easily accessible we can make a direct repair, but this is rarely the case with slab leaks. We do not usually recommend digging up the floor to repair the leak as this can move the pipe and cause more problems in the future. Instead, a new pipe can be routed through the framework of the house isolating the area with leak.


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The skills required for slab leak repair; detection, re-piping and water damage restoration are vast. The technicians at 247 LeakMasters are fully licensed contractors in addition to being plumbers. We are insurance specialists and work directly with your homeowners insurance company so you don’t have to.



The more time that goes by before identifying a slab leak generally correlates to increased damage and repair fees. We truly are 24/7. We have 60 minutes response times for Carlsbad plumbing emergencies. We are ready to help! We are locally based and family owned slab repair services experts. Call Us Today!