Inland Empire CA Area Slab Leak Repair
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A slab leak is an industry term that refers to leaks that occur in copper pipes under the concrete foundations of your home. Not only can slab leaks result in diminished water supply, but they can also cause damage to the surrounding concrete, compromising its strength and integrity. Slab leaks are something that you need to deal with as quickly as possible to prevent any long-term structural damage and restore adequate water supply.
How Common Are Slab Leaks?
The frequency of slab leaks depends on your location and a host of other factors. Slab leaks are particularly common in geologically active regions, such as California. Shifts in the ground case foundations to move and underground pipes to shear. Slab leaks are also more common in older neighborhoods than newer ones. Copper pipes corrode over time, leading to gaps through which water can escape.
What are Warning Signs Of A Slab Leak?
So, how do you know you have a slab leak? The first warning sign that there might be something wrong is a spike in your water bill. If the water is draining into the ground past the meter, then you could be liable for additional, unwanted water usage.
You may also notice the sound of running water, even when pipes are not in use. Running water has to go somewhere, so if none of the faucets in your home are open, then it could indicate that you have an unresolved slab leak underground.
There are many other signs that you can look for. Check for signs of water pooling around the base of your home and look for rapid mold buildup in areas around the basement. The weight of water can sometimes also cause cracking along baseboards and walls, so check for hairline cracks in the walls, especially those that appear accompanied by the smell of mold.
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Areas We Service in the Inland Empire
- San Bernardino
- Moreno Valley
- Rancho Cucamonga
How Do I Repair a Slab Leak?
The good news is that with the right professional help, slab leaks can be repaired and your home restored back to normal.
In general, there are three ways of performing a slab leak repair.
Cut Open The Foundation. The most common technique for fixing a slab leak repair in modern homes is to use specialized equipment to cut into the foundations, strip out the old pipe, and replace it with a new one.
Foam Treatment. The second method is to pump a special kind of foam into the pipe that helps seal it, preventing water from escaping into the surrounding area. Foam treatment is usually reserved for situations in which cutting open the foundations is not cost-effective.
Full Re-Piping. When a stretch of piping is old and corroded, it’s not always good enough to remove and replace the leaking section. Often, the entire length of pipe has to be replaced, especially when leaks recur regularly. Full re-piping is most common in older houses.
How Long Does It Take To Fix A Slab Leak?
Although repairing a slab leak sounds like a big job (after all, it involves cutting into the foundations), most slab leaks can be fixed in under a day. Of course, in certain situations, repairs can take longer. But with professionals by your side, you can usually resolve any issues within a couple of days.
What Causes Slab Leaks?
Poor Installation. Sadly, one of the most common causes of slab leaks is poor installation. Pipes laid underneath concrete foundations can become damaged while the house is under construction. Pipes can also suffer damage while in use if they are not installed correctly in the first instance.
Shifts In The Ground. Although pipes are designed to cope with some ground movement, shifting soil underneath your home can put them under pressure and cause them to burst.
Corrosion. Although copper (and other piping materials) are resistant to corrosion, the combination of soil and water can eventually damage them to the point where they lose their structural integrity.
Abrasion. Pipes are designed to expand and contract as water flows through them. However, if the outer surface of the tube is in contact with something abrasive, like rocks, concrete or gravel, then they will wear down over time. If enough material is removed from the surface of the pipe, then it could lead to a slab leak.
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A little about Schuelke Plumbing….
If you want reliable plumbing experts within a 50-mile radius of Yucaipa, CA, then get in touch with us today. We’ve been fixing slab leaks since the 1980s, and offer a range of financing options to make your repairs more affordable. We are now 3 generations of plumbers that started back in the 1970’s.
Let’s face it….
A leak under your slab can cause problems ranging from humidity issues in your home to severe water damage. It’s essential to detect and fix leaks before they can cause thousands of dollars of damage. Be sure to call a professional if you suspect a plumbing leak under your home.
As a reminder, you may have a slab leak if you notice:
- Damp flooring or carpet
- Moist baseboards
- Unexplained mold in your home
- Damage to your home’s foundation
- High water bills
A slab leak repair requires specialized expertise and tools. Choose a skilled Inland Empire plumber who does more than jackhammer through your foundation. Instead, make sure they offer options such as epoxy restoration, re-piping, pipe-rerouting, and more. Using the right techniques can limit damage and dirt within your home. You may also want to discuss our video leak detection methods if you suspect a leak somewhere on your property.
Water beneath your foundation can ruin your home. Contact us for slab leak detection and repair in Yucaipa and San Bernardino County today!
Choose Schuelke Plumbing as Your Inland Empire Plumber
When you’re looking for an expert plumber for your slab leak repair or other plumbing needs, be sure to contact Schuelke Plumbing. Located in Yucaipa, we’ve been serving the Inland Empire and both San Bernardino and Riverside counties since 1978 and we take pride in providing reliable, high-quality work.
For large repairs, we offer a variety of financing options to make the work more affordable. We also offer senior and military discounts as our way to honor those who have done so much for us. With free estimates and 24/7 emergency service, Schuelke Plumbing is the right choice.
If you suspect a slab leak, it’s important to schedule a free estimate for slab leak detection and repair. We’re here for you.
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Haley - Yucaipa, CA
Chandler was quick to find out what was wrong with my sink. Very helpful!
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Rebecca - Yucaipa, CA
This company has excellent customer service, during the whole process we were kept informed and the crew were very nice, clean and on top of it. Great job!
Mark - Yucaipa, CA
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Amanda - Yucaipa, CA
I called and spoke to Corey this morning around 10 am. She scheduled Chandler to come out. After being yanked around by another company who took three weeks and still kept rescheduling, Chandler fixed the problem same day in about an hour. Schuelke Plumbing was awesome and they will be my go to company from now on.
Great and prompt service
Brian - Yucaipa, CA
After I received the initial phone call, Robert arrived and tried to repair the break in the water main. After finding more problems, he and his helper showed up early the next morning and replaced the pipe from the meter to the house before noon. Very courteous and professional. Two thumbs up!
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Lucille - Yucaipa, CA
Robert arrived early, did the job promptly, and was very professional and courteous. I would recommend Schuelke Plumbing to anyone.
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Very professional. Answered all questions thoroughly. Came out right away and provided great service.
Customer reported a clog in his kitchen sink drain and was told by previous companies that the issue was his broken mainline sewer that was the cause. Upon performing the camera inspection, Schuelke’s determined that the mainline sewer check valve had failed causing the mainline to back up and pressurize the drain system. This caused the kitchen sink drain pipe to fail crack in an area beneath the foundation near the kitchen island. It appears that sewer water backed up in the kitchen sink causing the slip joints for the P-trap to leak water into the cabinet and onto the flooring in front of the cabinet and that water got into the carpeting as well. The laminate flooring is separating and buckling from the moisture. The kitchen sink drain pipe needs to be excavated and replaced. The mainline sewer had other issues in addition to the failed check valve. There was an approximate 15" long crack in the bottom of the pipe outside the home and there was an offset approximately 5' from wh
Installed two P trap assemblies for customers bathroom vanities. Also adjusted temperature on customers master shower cartridge. I noticed cartridge was installed upside down and recommended removing cartridge and rotating so cold and hot water would be coming out on the correct sides.
Ran customers faucet for several minutes and did not see any leaks. Filled up sink and let water drain and ran dishwasher and still not see any leaks. Noticed customers newly installed sink was loose and caulking between the sink and counter top was coming undone. Splashed water on this area and water began to drip down into the cabinet under sink. Recommended to customer to call person that installed sink and have them re-seal it and to add support under the sink to keep it from sagging.
The home was damaged as a result of a ruptured supply line in the master bathroom. Before the damage is repaired, the customer has requested some changes to the existing home. Specifically, the layout of the kitchen and master bathroom as well as adding some electrical fixtures and water lines. The costs listed below are outside the scope of the repair estimate approved by the insurance company, except for the cost listed for the master bathroom repairs. This cost includes the $3,533.00 in costs that was listed on the approved estimate for the tub and shower area.
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The below invoice is the cost to repair the items covered by the insurance company based on the approved repair estimate that was submitted. This includes all items listed in the estimate with the exception of baseboards in some rooms, flooring in some rooms, and painting throughout the house.
Installed two customer supplied faucets. One kitchen and one for the bathroom. Customers kitchen faucet and part of his filtration system was leaking under kitchen cabinet causing water damage. Highly recommended to customer to do proper Drydown and mitigation
customer had water damage to hallway bathroom and wanted an estimate for put back. Told customer we could go back and give estimate after demo of bathroom was complete. He already had serve pro pinned up to handle the water mitigation portion
Customer had a 1” pvc MIP that was leaking where it tied into a galvanized T just past pressure regulator by the meter. Repaired section of pvc. Customers galvanized was in poor condition and and had large roots surrounding pipe putting pressure on fittings. Highly recommend replacing water service and moving further away from trees. Cannot warranty work due to poor condition of galvanized and large amount of roots.
Performed camera inspection of customers sewer main via 3” cleanout in the front of the house. Ran the camera about 75’ before entering the septic system. Did not notice any issues with the sewer main. Customer had all ABS piping which appeared to be in good condition.