Protecting the Foundation of Your Home
If your Alameda or Oakland home needs slab leak repair, Big Blue Plumbing can help. Many beautiful older homes in the East Bay area were constructed with radiant heating systems. Over time, when concrete shifts or the ground settles, this can become problematic. The concrete in which the copper pipes reside can crack and cause leaks.
Locating a slab leak can be a difficult job, even for professionals, but thankfully the actual slab leak repair is a relatively simple task with the right tools. An unresolved slab leak can wreak havoc on the foundation of your home. Why run the risk of further issues? Call Big Blue Plumbing today to schedule your inspection. Our Oakland slab leak repair team is here to help.
We can be reached at (510) 939-7870 to answer any of your slab repair questions.
Repairing Slab Leaks With Your Radiant Heating System
When many historic homes in Alameda and Oakland were constructed, radiant heating systems were the most efficient way to distribute warmth throughout a household. While our team at Big Blue Plumbing offers installation of hydronic radiant heating systems, these are more sophisticated than the systems of copper pipes within concrete slabs that were once so common. When it comes to repairing your radiant heating system and preventing slab leaks, our team must ensure the system is purged of air.
More than 90% of the radiant heating calls we receive are related to air in the system. We make sure to dispel all of the air before we turn the boiler on, so we can save you from further problems down the road. If you have an old radiant heating system, it’s a good idea to have our team come out to take a look at it as soon as you start experiencing difficulties.
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A slab leak originates from the copper pipes that run through concrete slabs in radiant heating systems. They are located most commonly underground, on either the pressure or drainage side of your foundation. Because there is not always an indication on the surface, slab leaks can allow water to seep out for an extended period before they are spotted and treated.
A slab leak left unrepaired can cause significant damage to the foundation of your home. Having our team come in to inspect your plumbing is the best way to determine whether your house suffers from a slab leak.
However, if you have noticed any of the following, there may be a slab leak present in your foundation:
- Unexplained increase in your water bill
- Hearing water running even when water is not being used
- Changes in water meter or pump
- Foundation cracks
- Wet patches or water bubbling up through cracks in the floor
Give us a call today at (510) 939-7870 to schedule your plumbing service!
Repairing a slab leak involves intrusive work, but it will ultimately salvage the foundation of your home. Most often, our slab leak repair process will consist of accessing the leak, breaking into the floor, draining the floor, and repairing the point of the leak itself. Then we will test the repair before refilling the system using the proper purge procedure. We take special care to mitigate the amount of dust this causes to become airborne in your home. Our Big Blue Plumbing teams are committed to resolving your hydronic radiant heating issues as efficiently and dust-free as possible.
I had an emergency plumbing issue, Big Blue was there in 15 min. and he did some good darn magic.
"Giovanni was awesome. I had an emergency plumbing issue, Big Blue was there in 15 min. and he did some good darn magic. Thank you!"- Mark W.
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"Jack did an excellent job. Came in assess the problem, explained it to me clearly and complete the job in a professional manner. Great representative for Big Blue"- Bruce B.
Nick from Big Blue diagnosed the problem and ordered the replacement part in no time.
"Very knowledgeable and ordered the replacement part quickly so my tenant can have heat once again. Called a bunch of different companies but none of them work on hydronic air handlers. Highly recommend them for hydronic heating"- Robert C.
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