Leak Detection and Repair
Water leaks are more than just a nuisance, they cause major damage to your home or business. Orange Coast Plumbing has the expertise and technology to find even the smallest leaks in all pipes, including sewer and slab leaks. Plus we can come out any time, any day to ensure your property’s integrity is as safe as possible.
Do You Have a Leak?
Even realizing that you have a leak is a challenge; a small leak can go unnoticed for a long time, and the moisture can collect in a place that a resident will not always notice, making the location of the leak hard to find.
Some of the signs of a leak include:
- Rotting wood
- Electrical system to short out or start a fire
- Floors or walls feel hot or unstable
- Musty smell
- Water meter is running when there are no faucets or appliances turned on
- The sound of running, rushing, or dripping water when faucets are off
Several things cause leaks including corrosion, earthquakes, new construction, or high water pressure. Sewer line leaks can also occur as a result of digging or root growth around the line, corrosion, or foreign matter.
Qualified and Certified Leak Detection Experts
Orange Coast Plumbing employs minimally invasive detection methods to reduce property damage, costs, and job duration.
Using sewer and drain cameras, we can inspect your pipes from the inside. If the pipe is too damaged or corroded, we can replace it. If the pipe is underground, we offer cured-in-place piping (also known as trenchless repiping).
When the leak is in a pipe that runs inside or below the concrete foundation of the home, then it is called a slab leak, and requires expert repair methods.
What Are Slab Leaks?
A slab leak is a leak beneath or inside the foundation of a structure, making them a difficult plumbing problems to detect. Over time, this erosion may cause your foundation to crack or rise unevenly, or it can undermine your home’s ability to support its own weight.
Repairing Slab Leaks
There are three possible solutions when assessing a leak slab:
Dig a hole through concrete, straight down to the leak.
Using precision instruments, we reach through the hole to the leak, perform repairs, and then seal it back up with concrete. This approach works best when there is only one leak, and only a small chance of ever developing a second leak.
Dig up your foundation with a jackhammer, or at least the portion of it at risk of developing leaks.
Once the pipe has been unearthed, we remove the damaged section and replace it, and then seal it back up with concrete. This strategy takes a lot of patience, man hours, and careful planning. It is also the most invasive and expensive.
“Cured-in-Place-Piping”, or sliding a camera into the pipe that requires repairs.
After making sure the pipe is clean, we coat the interior with a high-quality resin. Then, we force compressed air, pushing the resin into the cracks, and plugging all the leaks. Even if the old pipe forms new cracks, they will not affect water flow, because the new pipe inside the old one remains intact.
Choose Orange Coast Plumbing for Leak Detection Professionals
Whatever kind of leak you are faced with, Orange Coast Plumbing is committed to cleaning up the mess that it causes, and guarantees your satisfaction.
Whether you have sewage in your carpet, water pouring out of cracks in your foundation, or mold growing under your floorboards, our technicians are properly trained to find all of the collateral effects of leaks, and clean them up. Because of our expertise at repiping and home remodeling, we won’t have to hire an unreliable contractor that will rip your home or office apart in search of mold.
Our professionals are trained contractors, completely capable of finding water damage and replacing any necessary building materials to restore the integrity and aesthetic of your property.
Call us today at (714) 953-1111, and our representatives will be happy to take your request for service.