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Slab Leak Detection and Repair in Santa Cruz, CA
There are a number of types of leaks that can occur in a home, none the more ominous than a slab leak. A slab leak is formidable in nature simply due to where it happens, mostly, but also because of how much damage it can inflict before you even discover that it is there.
To ensure that you experience minimal damage to your Santa Cruz, CA area home, contact California Radiant if you suspect a slab leak or want to know your risks. We offer comprehensive slab leak detection and repair services throughout the area.
Reach out to our team today to protect your home from slab leaks! Call today to schedule leak detection in Santa Cruz, CA and the surrounding area.
What Is a Slab Leak?
A slab leak is when a pipe—usually a hot water line—or drain line starts leaking beneath the concrete slab of your property. The way your plumbing pipes are installed—particularly if you have a hydronic in-floor heating system installed—is that they’re laid in your foundation when your home is built or remodeled. If done correctly by a team of highly experienced professionals such as the members of our staff, this system should work for many years without problems.
However, if the pipes weren’t laid properly or if they’re made of older, corrosive materials, they can develop problems that will lead to a slab leak. Corrosion, swelling due to high water pressure, or blockages due to boiler or water heater scaling can all have a negative impact on your pipes and lead to a leak. Since the leak happens in the concreate, the water can do significant damage to your foundation and the walls of your home’s basement. Even non-foundational slab leaks—like those that happen under a driveway or balcony—can be very damaging.
Repairing a Slab Leak
The first step in repairing a slab leak is determining you have one. As we stated above, symptoms are usually small. These symptoms might include a higher water meter reading than you expect, dampness in your basement or flooring anywhere in your home, water pooling outside, a hot spot on your floor when your radiant heating system is not turned on, or even the sound of running water when you have no plumbing appliances on.
Keep in mind that slab leaks do most often occur in hot water lines, but this doesn’t mean your cold water lines and immune to corrosion and potential leaks either. So if you notice one spot on your floor that’s cooler than other areas, call us for inspection. This can be the sign of a slab leak, as well as a problem with your hydronic heating system.
Once you notice any one of these indicators, it’s time to call for slab leak detection and repair. Modern technology allows our technicians to do this with minimal disruption to your home. It ensures we can check the entire pipe line under your home and check that it’s all in good working order. If caught and addressed quickly, you needn’t worry about too much damage happening. Call us today for our slab leak services!