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Slab Leak Repair

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Expert Slab Leak Repair in Alameda & Oakland

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 and get slab leak repair for your home.

Repairing Radiant Heating Systems

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.

How to Spot a Slab Leak

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 water bill
  • Hearing water running even when water is not being used
  • Changes in water meter or pump
  • Foundation cracks
  • Mildew
  • Wet patches or water bubbling up through cracks in floor

Big Blue Plumbing Repairs Slab Leaks

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.

Alameda & Oakland, CA Trusts Big Blue Plumbing

When you need slab leak repair in Alameda and Oakland, CA, don’t settle for anything less than the best quality contracting service. Our satisfied customers choose Big Blue Plumbing because we value our customers at the heart of all that we do. You can count on our team to be punctual, thorough, and expertly trained. We offer comprehensive, full-home plumbing inspections, and we service all makes and models. Whatever plumbing you have in your home, regardless of the decade in which it was installed, we can help fix it. Plus, we offer the best guarantees and warranties in the industry.

Contact Us Today for Slab Leak Repair

Don’t wait to tackle your slab leak repair. Call Big Blue Plumbing today to save the foundation of your home.

Big Blue Difference

  • Full-Home Plumbing Inspection
  • No Overtime Charges
  • Certified Plumbing Experts
  • Always Punctual
  • Service All Makes & Models
  • Best Guarantees & Warranties in the Industry
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What others say about us

Review by Zachary T

Zachary T

When I called in for service for a clogged drain I spoke to Ebony, who right off the bat was helpful and informative on what I could expect from them during their visit.

We were serviced by RJ Mattson. Who was prompt and understanding of our loud and obnoxious pit bull which is a plus because some people are afraid of loud barks…

He quickly realized our problem was not just a clogged drain but that we potentially had a much bigger problem and proceeded to explain in detail what issue we were dealing with. He even offered to explain the issue with our landlord which was very helpful. After all he is the expert, he could explain it much better than me.

The visit was relatively short being we weren’t prepared to handle the repair cost immediately.
But with the visit being short RJ was kind enough to offer to take the $67 dollars they charge for a diagnostic and put it towards the estimate total. We will be using BBP without hesitation!

Review by Kristi S

Kristi S

We are in the process of selling our home and the city of Oakland requires a lateral sewer inspection. Long story short….we needed to replace the hook-up from the house, install required regulatory items, and replace the sewer pipe to the street.
Nick, RJ, and Cesar “teaspoon” Rivera were all very helpful in explaining the process and requirements.

All of this work included extensive digging in the front yard and street. Cesar was really helpful during the pipe replacement. He checked on the contractors to ensure the work was being done correctly and he even replanted a plant that had to be dug up. He listened to me and and showed empathy when I discovered my prize hydrangea would not be able to replanted due to the meters they had to install. He made sure everything was back in order.

There was quite a lot of dirt and debris left from the project. Crispin Orozco made sure it was cleaned up and back in the condition it was before all the work started. Crispin even replaced some of the garden mulch that had been lost in the digging process and evened out the wood chips around the plants.

Big Blue is our go-to Plumbing company. They do great work and all of the people I have met have been very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Review by Elisabeth B.

Elisabeth B.

I can’t say enough good things about this company. They are professional, friendly, efficient, and hard working. We have a pretty serious plumbing situation that will require more work, but on day one the team came out and worked their you-know-whats off for about 8 hours. They explained everything to us clearly and gave us multiple options on how to proceed before starting anything. I have never had such a positive experience with any plumbing company before, and I would definitely recommend Big Blue to anyone who needs a plumber. Totally top notch.

Review by William Y.

William Y.

the best plumbing and heating company bar none. for nearly a month, we experienced intermittent hot water outages. we called two other plumbing companies who did nothing but waste our money. one of them, Leapfrog, after gladly charging us a handsome sum simply told us that they didn’t know what was wrong and told us to call the boiler company directly. ridiculous. Paul and Zach, unlike other companies, were professional and knowledgeable from the start. they took the time and effort to understand our house’s heating and water systems. after patiently troubleshooting everything, they found the root cause. we now have hot water and consistent heating throughout our house thanks to their work. these guys are busy and in high demand for a reason – they’re simply the best and worth every single penny. don’t waste your time with others who claim to be experts at what they do. Big Blue Plumbing are true masters of their craft. we’ll be lifetime customers and proud advocates for this great business.

Review by Christian B.

Сhristian B.

Big Blue really helped us out. I reached out with a very unconventional request and they were able to fulfill it in a prompt and kindly fashion. Very compassionate despite the circumstances. I had called every plumber in town and Zack’s response really saved the day. I can’t recommend enough. Thanks so much Big Blue!

Review by Todd J.

Todd J.

I am an architect in Berkeley and know value in the trades when I see it and experience it. Big Blue replaced our broken sewer lateral and never complained when the job was harder (pipes deeper) than they anticipated. Great at details and communication. 5 star plus

Review by Joel S. W.

Joel S. W.

The people they send are always top notch. Nick is who you want to request if you can get him. I am a member of the Big Blue program which gives you priority service and cost discounts. You pay a few bucks a month to be in the program. With an older house like ours it is worth it. You need those discounts too because these guys tend to be a bit more pricey than other plumbers I have priced out. But as the saying goes, “cheap plumbing can get expensive”.

Review by Gloria S.

Gloria S.

I found Big Blue Plumbing on a Yahoo search. From the start they were great. The office receptionist Briana was very courteous. She was knowledgeable of the different heating systems and set up an appointment for me right away.

Today Zack from Big Blue Plumbing came in to check on our unit. His arrival time was set up for between the hours of 8 – 10am. He called me prior to arriving, he got here at 8:45am., unfortunately our heat/air system is not one they service. However, Zack stayed and checked our unit, troubleshooting the problems we were having. He was able to let us know what he found he took several pictures for us (to further help us as we find someone who works with Hydronic heating systems.

Zack was very professional, explained everything clearly and left us with some help to make our search a lot easier.

Thanks Zack, you were excellent and we really appreciate your help and dedication to your work.

Gloria Schwenderlauf I found Big Blue Plumbing on a Yahoo search. From the start they were great. The office receptionist Briana was very courteous. She was knowledgeable of the different heating systems and set up an appointment for me right away.

Today Zack from Big Blue Plumbing came in to check on our unit. His arrival time was set up for between the hours of 8 – 10am. He called me prior to arriving, he got here at 8:45am., unfortunately our heat/air system is not one they service. However, Zack stayed and checked our unit, troubleshooting the problems we were having. He was able to let us know what he found he took several pictures for us (to further help us as we find someone who works with Hydronic heating systems.

Zack was very professional, explained everything clearly and left us with some help to make our search a lot easier.

Thanks Zack, you were excellent and we really appreciate your help and dedication to your work.

Gloria Schwenderlauf

Review by Shannon K.

Shannon K.

This company is incredibly professional and their work is always 100%. Top notch company for sure. I would recommend them to family, friends, and anyone looking for professionalism, excellent customer service, thorough and above average work!

Review by Ian D.

Ian D.

The technicians at Big Blue are remarkably hardworking and capable. They delivered what they promised, despite some unexpected obstacles they encountered along the way. I’m very impressed with their performance; they got it done and I would recommend them to anyone.