Over time, plumbing pipes are bound to leak and may need to be either repaired or replaced. While some leaks cause obvious signs of damage like pools of water on floors or stained and moldy ceilings, other leaks are not so easy to detect.
The longer a leak goes undetected, the more serious the damage can become. The Tucson plumbers of Cal's Plumbing are experienced in repairing every type of concealed leak. Water leaks can occur in various areas of Tucson homes:
- Behind Walls
- Under Concrete Slabs
- Basements and Crawlspaces
- Damaged Roofs
- Radiant Heat Systems
- Burst Water Lines and Pipes
- Leaking Toilets, Showers, or Sinks
- Old or Damaged Water Heaters
- Air Conditioners
- Water Pipes
Our expert team will provide you with an estimate of the total repair cost and explain the process in detail. Exceeding your expectations is our goal, so you can always expect the best from our Cal’s Plumbing team members.
Early Slab Leak Detection to Help Prevent Costly Foundation and Slab Leak Repair
Moisture that is coming to the surface of your Arizona floor is a sign that you may have a slab leak. If you see a wet spot on your floor, then call one of our professional plumbers to diagnose the problem.
We know there are many plumbing service companies to choose from in the Tucson area, and at Cal’s Plumbing, we believe we’re your best choice to fix your slab leak or any plumbing problem in your home or business.
As a local family-owned and family-operated business, we offer friendly, attentive service to all of our customers. A leak in your home is no match for the technology we use to first determine the cause of a slab leak, and then repair it quickly and efficiently.
Soil Shift Can Cause Plumbing Leaks
Plumbing lines [link to Repiping page] buried beneath slabs are vulnerable to shifting soils. If the soil moves too much, plumbing lines can develop leaks. A slow pinhole leak beneath an Arizona home can cause the soil to shift more, which can make the leak worse.
The potential for increasing damage makes early leak detection essential. Even the smallest of leaks can yield devastating results. A leak the size of a pinhead, for example, can waste 360,000 gallons per year, enough to fill 12,000 bathtubs to overflowing.
In severe cases, the slab and flooring can erupt and flood every room on the ground floor, ruining floor coverings, furniture, water heaters, and other appliances. When that happens, foundation repair is only one of several serious problems.
Or a leak beneath the slab can erode the soil and cause the slab to cave in. When the slab fails, the weight of the concrete breaks the plumbing lines beneath, causing a rush of water into your home.
Slab leak detection and foundation leak repair play a vital role in keeping your home’s foundation intact. We would much rather locate a suspected leak than to do major repair work afterward.
But how do you know when to call us? You need Cal’s Plumbing for leak detection if:
- Your water bill increases for no apparent reason.
- You hear the sound of water running when no taps are open.
- You see foundation cracks.
- Grass of foundation plants grow unevenly.
- There is a visible shift in the soil around your Tucson home.
- You have warm spots on slab floors.
- You have discolored floor coverings, such as darkened hardwood.
- You smell bad odors coming from floors or walls.
Preventative Plumbing: the Path to Early Leak Detection
Leak detection is a vital part of assuring your home’s plumbing system is functioning well and safely. You stand to save a lot of money on needlessly high water bills and avoid possibly having to spend tens of thousands of dollars on foundation repair and restoring a flooded home.
Our Cal’s Plumbing team recommends annual plumbing tune-ups as the best way to spot little problems before they have a chance to become big problems.