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Slab Leak Repair Costa Mesa



Slab leaks in Costa Mesa can cause major long term damage to your home. Family operated and local to Costa Mesa, 247 LeakMasters is your number 1 choice for slab leak detection. We diagnose leaks, fix pipes and clean up any water or flood damage by using the latest electronic leak detection equipment. We treat your home like ours and use non-invasive techniques to repair your leak.

All of our plumbers are licensed contractors and experts in repairing home damage. 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 Costa Mesa homes. If you think you may have a slab leak, don’t delay, call us today!

Slab Leak Repair in Costa Mesa

What is a slab leak?

The plumbing systems in many properties in Costa Mesa 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. Quick action is of the upmost importance if you think you have a slab leak, this can prevent further damage to your home.



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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?


Hot water lines associated with slab leaks make them easier to find. The exact location is easy to find with our leak detector once we find the hotspot on the floor. Locating a cold water-line leak is very challenging. An electronic water leak detection device must be used to ‘listen’ to the length of buried pipe. Identifying the location of the leak in the slab is possible with our specialized device. Modern electronic leak detection equipment means you do not have to dig into the floor to find the problem. We keep costs of the repair to a minimum by find the exact location.


What is slab leak detection & how does it work?


Detecting a slab leak’s exact location requires electronic equipment. Sounds are emitted at varying frequencies from leaks depending on the size of the hole and the flow of the water. The equipment isolates the sound and locks on to the issue location. We don't dig up your floor to search for the problem because we can detect the sound coming through the slab. Non-invasive and non-destructive techniques are always used.


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.


Slab Leak Repair Service


Water damage restoration, repiping, and detection and slab leak repairs take a variety of skills. All or our plumbers are also licensed and insured contractors who can take on the task. We are insurance specialists and work directly with your homeowners insurance company so you don’t have to.



If you think you have a slab leak, do not delay. That will only lead to greater damage and increased costs. We can have a plumbing technician from 247 LeakMasters at your Costa Mesa property in 60 minutes or less, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are locally based and family owned slab repair services experts. Call Us Today!