If you have hot areas on your floor, wet spots, high gas and water bills or hear water running you may have what is known as a slab leak, a hole in one of the copper water lines running below your concrete floor. A San Juan Capistrano plumber from A to Z leak detection can inspect your leak problem and give you an idea of exactly what is happening, and how we can fix the problem. With years of experience building and remodeling, we will locate your leak using the latest in acoustic leak detection and line tracing equipment. Once the leak is located and the line is isolated, we can restore your copper pipes. After fixing 1000s of slab leaks we have found that 99% of the time the water is corroding or eroding away the inside of your pipe. Previously we thought pin hole leaks were caused by bad copper or faulty installation in the last few years our opinion has changed. We have worked on new communities built by different builders using different copper within a couple of miles of each other have over 50% of the homes in their communities have leaks! Regardless of the cause, A to Z Leak Detection’s professional slab leak repair experts can diagnose the problem and give several options as to the best course of action.
Another option we offer once the leak is isolated, is to re-route the line. This means we take a full section of the line and replace it from one manifold above the slab to another. An example of this would be if a line running from the water heater to the kitchen faucet were leaking. We would re-route the line from the water heater to the manifold located behind the kitchen sink. We will help you identify the most cost-effective solution for the slab leak or foundation leak and you can rest easy with Our Guarantee To You!
Epoxy Pipe Lining
A non-invasive alternative to replacing outdated pipelines.Consistent backups and low flow from sewer drain lines are signs that pipes are blocked by root intrusion, corrosion or debris. Discolored water is one of the obvious signs of internal pipe corrosion and rust. Our innovative pipe rehabilitation solutions are eco-friendly, cost-effective, long-term and can be catered to your needs. Don’t waste money applying Band-Aid solutions to an expensive, inevitable problem. Have us retrofit the pipe systems in your residential, commercial, industrial or municipal property and save you hassle.Aged and failing pipe systems are common in commercial, industrial and residential buildings. Whether you are experiencing problems now or are interested in preventing the inevitable failure of your plumbing system, we are available to restore your peace of mind.
- Safe And Durable – Testing engineers estimate the life expectancy of the epoxy is roughly 100 years.
- Cost Effective – Pipe lining is as much as 50 percent less expensive than traditional pipe replacement costs such as repiping.
- Minimal Downtime – The epoxy lining process takes a fraction of the time of traditional repipe methods.
- Minimal Disruption and No Occupant Displacement.
- Versatility in Applications – Epoxy lining can be performed in any met.
Epoxy Lining as an Eco-Trend- creates no waste for landfills or for recycling and generates no carbon emissions during manufacturing. Lining prevents toxic heavy metals from leaching into drinking water and prevents leaks and breaks in pipe systems that contribute to water pollution and cause billions of dollars annually in water damage.
Pipe Restoration – Re-Piping
Save money on pipe restoration with the pros. We have years of experience and know how to get the job done right the first time, faster than other to save you money. After we find the leak, get to the source, we will get the pipe repaired or replaced with our master plumbing techniques.
- Repairs pinhole leaks and improves water quality without tearing down interior walls
- Cost effective alternative to conventional house re-piping
- Prevents future corrosion and leaching of harmful metals into your water
- Projects completed in days not weeks or months
- Guaranteed for 10 years with an average life expectancy of 50 years!
Our plumbers offer professional, quality, and guaranteed plumbing services in San Juan Capistrano CA. Note there is a difference between Leak Detection and Plumbing Inspections. We offer both, but during our thorough leak detection test, we are actively searching for any signs of leakage or water damage specifically. When we perform Plumbing Inspections we check all fixtures, drains, plumbing-based appliances, sewer connections, sprinkler systems, water pipes and water mains to ensure they are working properly. This will help detect unforeseen and costly repairs. We can offer a more detailed diagnostic services if a potential problem is identified.
Not identifying plumbing problems before you buy can cause costly damage to the overall plumbing system as well as the building itself. Undetected leaks can cause serious water damage. Blockages can inhibit the efficiency of your system. And other problems, when not addressed, can lead to more drastic consequences later. A simple plumbing inspection or sewer inspection will let you know about these potential threats.
Video Pipe Inspection
Residential Video Camera Pipe Inspection
A video camera pipe and line inspection allows for a real-time visual inspection of underground sewer lines and other piping determining the condition inside the pipe. If it’s pipe defect, root infiltration, blockage point, etc., we will find the solution to your plumbing problems. We use a flexible fiber optic cable with a specially designed high-resolution video camera on its tip is inserted into the pipe for inspection. As the cable is pushed through the pipe, the hardened waterproof camera, equipped with powerful lights, records its journey and findings. Video images are transmitted to the camera operator who can make an informed diagnosis of any problem found. The video inspection can be saved for a permanent record.
Tankless Water Heater Installation, Repair, & Sales
Tankless Water Heaters, also called Instantaneous or Demand Water Heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. Traditional storage water heaters produce standby energy losses that cost you money. We do not leave our homes heated while vacationing. We only heat our homes when there is a demand for heat. In the same way, a Tankless is used only when there is a demand for hot water for your home in San Juan Capistrano.
How do Tankless Hot Water Heaters work?
Tankless Water Heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. Therefore, they avoid the standby heat losses associated with storage water heaters. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. In an electric Tankless Water Heater an electric element heats the water. In a gas-fired Tankless Water Heater a gas burner heats the water. As a result, they deliver a constant supply of hot water. You don’t need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water. Typically, they provide hot water at a rate of 2 – 5 gallons (7.6 – 15.2 liters) per minute. Typically, gas-fired Tankless Water Heaters will produce higher flow rates than electric Tankless Water Heaters. Some smaller models, however, cannot supply enough hot water for simultaneous, multiple uses in large households. For example, taking a shower and running the dishwasher at the same time can stretch a Tankless Water Heater to its limit. To overcome this problem, you can install a “whole house” type model or install two or more water heater systems, connected in parallel for simultaneous demands of hot water. You can also install separate Tankless Water Heaters for appliances—such as a clothes washer or dishwater—that use a lot of hot water in your home.
Water Line Leak
There are chemicals that flow through your water line that can cause leaks. Other objects connected to your home may also destroy pipes. You want to find water or sewer leaks as soon as possible to save your home from major reconstruction and mold. We offer the following to find those problems in your home.
- Water Line Inspection
- Epoxy Lining Solutions
- Pinhole Leak Detection
- Leak Detection Solutions
Often dubbed a trenchless technology, pipe bursting involves the replacement of an old pipeline with a same or larger diameter pipe that destroys the original pipe as the new one is installed. The pipe bursting tool, which is pulled through the sewer by a winch or rod located at the upstream manhole, forces its way through existing pipe materials by fragmenting the pipe and compressing the broken pieces into the soil as it progresses.
There are several types of bursting methods, including hydraulic, static, pneumatic, and lateral. The main difference between methods is the way the force is generated and transferred to the pipe during the bursting operation. Most methods break the existing pipe as the new pipe is pulled in behind.
Hydraulic Pipe Bursting
Hydraulic bursting makes replacing ductile iron and steel possible, but can be used for a variety of pipe materials. Typically the bursting process is done from manhole to manhole. This method fragments the pipe from the inside by using a bursting head that relies on hydraulic cylinders to expand. As the head expands, it cracks the pipe and then contracts to allow the winch to pull the pipe forward. Hydraulic bursting is mainly used for online replacement of sewers and gravity pipelines ranging in diameter from 6″ – 20″.
Static Pipe Bursting
Static bursting is used for gas and water pipelines made from ductile iron and steel. This method, which uses a horizontal winch that acts as a high-powered hydraulic jack or a high-tension drum winch, is simple and efficient. The static bursting method can typically be used for pipes ranging in diameter from 4″- 48″. Bladed rollers are used to prevent tearing of the host pipe.
Why A to Z Leak Detection
Our experienced technicians will locate your leak using advanced detection equipment, isolate the failed water line and make repairs with certified epoxy. The restoration process is quick, clean and economical.
We’ll Find Your Leaks – Guaranteed!
For fast and hassle-free service detecting even the most hard to find pinhole leaks, call the region’s most qualified professional water leak detection specialists – A to Z Leak Detection. Using the latest in Infrared imaging and non-destructive leak detection technology, the leak detection specialists at A to Z Leak Detection can help solve all your residential and commercial water leak problems fast.
For over 20 years, we’ve been a trusted provider of leak detection and plumbing services to customers all over Orange County, San Diego County and Los Angeles region. A to Z Leak Detection will help protect your home or business from the damage and expense of hidden water leaks. Experienced, fast, licensed, clean and always on time, you’ll be delighted with the great value and expert service you receive from A to Z Leak Detection.
Learn more about our leak detection services, including:
- Plumbing Leaks
- Slab Leaks
- Foundation Leaks
- Fire Sprinkler System Leaks
We’re the experts at finding all sorts of leaks, even hard to find plumbing leaks in your slab foundation caused by broken, rusty, or old copper pipes running through the slab of your home or business.
Reasons to use our service;
- Lined copper piping systems have a longer rated service life than new copper pipe.
- Minimally invasive repairs.
- Limited 10-year warranty on lining.
- More affordable than a pipe re-route.
- Proven technology and material.
- Treated pipes are protected from further corrosion and leaching of lead and copper into drinking water.
- Eco-friendly – no new copper pipe is required.
- Restoration service completed in one day.
- Flat rate service available for most single line restorations.
- Same day service available during emergencies.
- No hassle, free estimates.
- No hidden costs – know your charges upfront.
- Licensed and insured.
- Over 30 years of professional plumbing experience.