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Do you suspect that your El Cajon home has a slab leak?
When it comes to Slab leak detection in El Cajon, 247 LeakMasters a local and family owned business is your go to solution.
247 LeakMasters expert plumbers use the very latest in leak detection technology to diagnose the source of a leak so we can fix the problem and repair all of your flood or water damage.
We figure out the best way to fix the leak without digging a big hole in your floor.
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 El Cajon homes. If you think you may have a slab leak, don’t delay, call us today!
Most El Cajon homes have copper piping under a concrete slab type 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.
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.
Although it may not be possible to see the slab leak you can use the following techniques to diagnose an unseen 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:
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.
Generally it is pretty easy to use the hot water line to find the general area of a slab leak. The exact location is easy to find with our leak detector once we find the hotspot on the floor. Leaks from the cold-water line are much more difficult to locate. Listening to a buried pipe is essential and requires special electronic leak detection equipment. We use specialized devices that show us with pinpoint accuracy where the slab leak is located. Finding the location of the issue is done in a non destructive way because we use the latest electronic leak detection equipment. Finding the exact location can greatly reduce the time and cost of the repair.
Slab leak detection uses electronic equipment to locate the source of the leak. The flow of water and size of the hole gives the leak a unique sound at a customized frequency. Our detector locks on to the sound and pinpoints where the issue is. Because the sound travels through the slab, it is not necessary to dig up the floor to search for the problem. Non-invasive and non-destructive techniques are always used.
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.
Many skills are required to successfully find and repair a slab leak; detection, re-piping and water damage restoration. 247 LeakMasters are licensed plumbers and contractors, able to handle the complete job. Our friendly technicians are experts at dealing directly with your homeowners insurance to give you peace of mind.
The more time that goes by before identifying a slab leak generally correlates to increased damage and repair fees. We can have a plumbing technician from 247 LeakMasters at your El Cajon property in 60 minutes or less, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a family owned, run and operated local business, we have over 20 years experience as the slab leak repair experts! Call today for your peace of mind!