El Cajon Slab Leak Repair

At Mega Rooter Plumbing, we want to help El Cajon homeowners protect their homes from extensive water and structural damage caused by slab leaks. Our emergency plumbers are available 24/7 whenever you have a slab leak or another plumbing problem that requires immediate attention.

What Is a Slab Leak?

A slab leak is a leak that occurs in the pipes underneath the concrete foundation of a house. They are considered the most difficult leaks to detect because they can go undetected for quite some time, causing extensive damage. However, there are telltale signs that you can look for that indicate slab leaks.

What Causes a Slab Leak?

Slab leaks are typically caused by:

  • Corroded pipes
  • Foundation shifting and settling
  • Damage to pipes from construction
  • Poor plumbing system installation
  • High water pressure
  • Defective pipe fittings

What Are the Common Signs of Slab Leaks?

  • Unusual sounds coming from water pipes, such as gurgling or whistling noises
  • Wet spots or pools of water outside the house around the foundation
  • Wet spots, squishy flooring, discolored carpeting, or hot spots
  • A noticeable decrease in water pressure over time
  • Noticeably higher than usual water bills that can’t be explained by normal water usage
  • Mold growth or musty odors inside the home, caused by moisture seeping through cracks in the foundation created by a slab leak

Should you notice any of these signs, it is crucial that you contact our El Cajon plumbers to schedule slab leak detection and repair service as soon as possible.

How Are Slab Leaks Detected?

A few different methods can detect slab leaks. The most common is an acoustic listening device, which helps pinpoint the leak’s exact location. Other detection methods include:

  • Pressure testing
  • Infrared thermography
  • Video inspections

Our licensed El Cajon plumbers use the most effective methods to find the source of the slab leak and any water damage caused by it.

How Are Slab Leaks Repaired?

Slab leak repairs can be made in a few different ways, depending on the severity of the leak, the plumbing used, and the extent of water damage. Some of the more common methods used by our emergency plumbers include:

  • Epoxy: Epoxy is injected into small cracks around the leak to seal it and prevent further water damage.
  • Relining: A flexible pipe is inserted into the damaged pipe to create a watertight seal without replacing the existing pipe.
  • Rerouting: The plumbing line is rerouted and bypasses the leaking section of the pipe.
  • Re-piping: An entire section of piping may need to be re-piped if it is too damaged or corroded beyond repair. This can require digging up old pipes and installing new ones as necessary.

When Should I Call an El Cajon Plumber for Slab Leak Repairs?

If you suspect that you have a slab leak, contact one of our experienced El Cajon plumbers right away. We can even dispatch an emergency plumber because slab leaks require immediate attention.

The longer slab leaks go without repair, the more costly the repairs may become. Call Mega Rooter Plumbing today to have our professional plumbers accurately locate and diagnose the cause of slab leaks and provide the best slab leak repair solutions.