Slab Leak Detection and Repair

Slab Leak Detection

Finding and Fixing Water & Gas Slab Leaks in the Sacramento Area

Slab leaks are caused by leaking water or gas pipes inside or underneath the concrete of a house’s floor or foundation.

Common signs of slab leaks are:

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  • Moist, wet, or damp spots/stains on flooring or carpeting
  • Water coming through the foundation
  • Sudden settling of the foundation
  • Low water pressure
  • A noticeable increase in your water bill

McDonald Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning have been experts at detecting and fixing slab leaks for both residential and commercial properties across Sacramento for over 50 years.

For Help With Your Slab Leak DetectionCall (916) 233-4194

What Causes a Slab Leak to Occur

Some common causes of Slab Leaking in the incoming water lines are:

  • Water Chemistry – the pH or acidity of the water has dramatic affects on pipes
  • Shifting of the foundation – Aging homes become increasing prone to slab leaks form ground moisture and ground shifting pulling pipes apart.
  • Water Pressure – Water pressure possibly from too small of water supply lines can corrode copper pipe. Leaking also tend to appear at points where pipes bend or change direction.
  • Poor or accidental workmanship – Inferior plumbing material or improper installation can cause pipe leaking. A “kinked line” or “nicked line” can become a slab leak

Slab Leak Detection and Solutions for Sacramento Area Residents

Gas and Water Slah Leak Detection SacramentoThe first step in slab leak detection starts with the property owner. If you see one of the signs mentioned above, investigate and do not ignore it because the problem will only get worse, and probably cause more damage and more money.

McDonald Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Slab Detection

If you think you have a slab leak, the first course of action is to call McDonald Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning. Take the guesswork out of it and reduce your risk of property damage.

You can trust us to provide you with a quick and accurate evaluation and recommendation. Our experienced plumbers are second-to-none when applying old-fashioned workmanship and quality to plumbing system layouts, which may be complicated and confusing. Our knowledge of soil conditions, housing tract history and construction methods is invaluable to fixing slab leaks.

Slab Leak Repair Solutions

Once slab leaking occurs, in most cases complete elimination of under slab water piping is probably best.

However, in cases where there have been carefree years since the installation with no chronic occurrence in the neighborhood and nearby area and this is a first leak on a cold water line, it might be reasonable to seriously consider a less costly alternative.

Again, each slab leak case is different and needs numerous facts to be considered for the best way to proceed. Our experienced professionals can help in detecting and fixing slab leaks. We work to minimize problems before they require extensive and costly repairs.

McDonald Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning is located in Sacramento, CA and serves the communities of Sacramento, West Sacramento, East Sacramento, South Sacramento, North Sacramento, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Folsom, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Roseville, El Dorado Hills, Antelope, McClellan, Mather, North Highlands, Granite Bay, Davis, Woodland, Arden-Arcade, Rio Linda, and Elk Grove.

Have the plumbing pros at McDonald Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning help with your slab leak detection and repair needs. Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed.

For Help With Your Slab Leak DetectionCall (916) 233-4194


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