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Slab Leaks

Slab Leak Repair in San Diego

A leak in your home’s foundation, also known as a slab, can be challenging to detect. Slab leaks waste more than 10,000 gallons of water in an average single-family home each year. With ever-increasing water costs, leaks are something you want to deal with quickly!

Besides protecting the environment and your water bill, fixing slab leaks is essential to preventing water damage in your home. That’s why Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air offers slab leak repair and detection services in San Diego. We help homeowners avoid the serious risks associated with an ongoing leak in the foundation of their homes.

Call Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air at (760) 387-8508 to find out how we can help you stop slab leaks and save your home.

What Is a Slab Leak?

A slab leak is a plumbing leak that occurs in the water pipes below your home. Over time, these leaks can cause serious damage, which makes it crucial to find and repair them quickly. It is very easy for these leaks to go undetected, which is why you should schedule routine plumbing inspections with your local plumber and keep an eye on your water bill. 

Can a Slab Leak Cause Foundation Problems?

Yes, slab leaks can, unfortunately, lead to foundation issues. If left unaddressed, a slab leak can cause extensive problems, including structural damage to your home and its foundation. If you suspect you have a slab leak, schedule slab leak detection and repair services.

Signs of a Slab Leak

Since slab leaks occur below your home in your foundation, they can be hard to detect. Detecting a slab leak isn’t as simple as checking for visible water. Keep an eye out for these slab leak signs:

  • Unexplained increase in your water bills
  • An odd hot spot in your floor or a single room that is humid or warm
  • Standing water moss or mud around your home’s perimeter
  • Cracks in the walls or ceilings
  • The sound of water running when all of your fixtures are turned off

Catching a slab leak early on can prevent extensive damage to your home and property. While investing in slab leak repair may seem daunting, getting this task done will save you time, money, and stress.

Residential Slab Leak Detection Services

Our plumbing experts continually receive ongoing training and the latest in cutting-edge technology so they can quickly and efficiently detect and repair slab pipe leaks. Call Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air for slab leak repair and detection services in San Diego.

We also offer emergency plumbing repair services, day or night. 

How to Identify Other Types of Water Leaks

Check Your Water Bill

The first thing to do if you suspect you have a water leak is to check your water bill. If your water bill spikes, it may be a clue there is an issue with a leak somewhere. The next step – and one of the easiest ways to check for a leak – is to examine all the fixtures in your home. This includes underneath cabinets, in the bathroom, the laundry room, kitchen sink, water heaters, etc.

Check Your Toilet Tanks / Flappers for the Source of the Leak

To check and see if your toilet is running, buy some dye tablets at the hardware store. Drop one in the tank of your toilet and wait about ten minutes. If the dye enters the bowl of the toilet, you may have a leaking flapper in the tank.

Use a Pressure Gauge

You can purchase a pressure gauge at the hardware store and test the overall pressure of your home’s water supply. Make sure no one is using any water supply in your house, then go outside and attach the gauge to the main spigot. Let the water reach its normal pressure. Turn the water off completely and wait for ten minutes. If the pressure moves from its “normal” place, you may have a leak.

Check Your Water Meter

Finally, you can check your water meter for signs of a leak. Typically, your meter is located near your property line. Make sure no one is using any water fixtures in the house, then mark the needle on the meter outside. If the needle continues to run, you may have another type of leak in your home.

A Musty Odor in Your Home

The only moldy thing in your home should be the cheese in your fridge! When leaks go untreated, they can lead to mold growth. To find the source, follow your nose and look where the scent is the strongest.

Wet Spots on the Floor

If there is a sudden warm or wet spot on the rug, you may have a leaking pipe. Left unattended, these types of leaks could cause structural damage.

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Professional Slab Leak Repair and Detection in San Diego

Our technicians consistently receive the best training and use cutting-edge technology to quickly and effectively detect and repair leaking pipes. Every slab leak detection and repair specialist we send out has been through a comprehensive background check to ensure your safety.

Call Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air at (760) 374-3274 for dependable slab leak detection and repair in San Diego and beyond!


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