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Leaking Water Pipes Repair

Get your leaking pipes repaired to protect your house and save up on water bills with just one call to Elite Rooter.

$79 Drain Unclogging Special

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What To Do When You Spot A Leak

If during regular use or inspection, you spot a leak, you do not have to panic. Leaks can occur over time with regular wear and tear through usage. When this happens, simply turn the water off to prevent further damage. Smaller leaks can be taken care of on your own by tightening the faucet, replacing a seal, or by just cleaning the fixture. However, it is a good idea to call Elite Rooter for an assessment. If you feel unsure about the job or if it is simply too complex for you to manage, contacting Elite Rooter can help you better understand your current situation and how to proceed.

Elite Rooter’s plumbers are professionals trained and certified in repairing and installing plumbing fixtures to keep your house looking and feeling new. From drain cleaning, line repair, water heater installation and maintenance, to sewer replacement, Elite Rooter does it all.

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Water Pipe Leak Detection

Detecting water leaks is usually not as simple as watching a bead of water collect on the bottom edge of a pipe. Even if you find such as bead of water, it’s not as easier to find the source of the leak. It takes professional know-how and specialized equipment to get to the source and fix it there. Whether you suspect something is wrong, or outright see it in your home, Elite Rooter can perform a detailed analysis and provide you with a definitive diagnosis. Finding the leak as quickly as possible and fixing it is important in making sure it does not cause structural damage to your house which ends up becoming a huge expense later on.

Leaky pipes and drains are perhaps the most common problems in any plumbing system. They can happen for a variety of reasons and at various places throughout your plumbing:

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Leaky water pipes

Over time pipes that carry water through your home can fail. It mostly relates to the pipe material corroding over time. Galvanized water pipes corrode and leak over time. Copper pipes can fail at joints or fittings or can develop pinhole leaks. Pex pipes can fail if not installed correctly. PVC pipes can fail along the pipe or at fittings. No matter the material, pipes and fittings can fail and leak. Often starting with a small leak, they can become larger over time costing more.

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Slab leaks

If your home sits on a concrete slab, it may be susceptible to a slab leak. Cracks in the concrete floor or soil erosion underneath are clear signs of such a leak. Since these pipes are underneath the slab, they require acoustic technology to determine where they are. This technology can also be used for leaks within walls, behind cabinets and under the floor. Similarly, in case of a hot water leak, infrared cameras can also be used to determine the exact location of the leak. Fixing these leaks is crucial since they can damage the foundation of the house and become an ever bigger problem later on which ends up costing much more to fix.

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Water heater leaks

Most water heaters have a lifespan of approximately 5-8 years. With a lot of functional parts that can deteriorate over time, they can develop leaks. Water tanks can naturally deteriorate with constant usage and years of wear and tear. These tanks can last a long time, however, they can also fail earlier than usual, leaving you with a host of issues to deal with. There are a few tell-tale signs to look out for when you suspect water damage. If you see water pooling at the bottom of the water heater, it may be a sign to act quickly and have the water heater replaced. Since water heater tanks holds a lot of water, they need to be repaired or replaced quickly so they do not flood your foundation and cause water damage to your house.

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Dishwasher drains

Another common area where drains and pipes usually leak is the dishwasher. The drain coming from the dishwasher to the drain under the sink sometimes develops a leak. This can develop over time, or be a result of a faulty installation. It can also be because of a blockage, a break in the line, or simply coming loose from the main line due to water pressure. Whatever the reason, it needs to be repaired swiftly because it can damage your kitchen by causing dampness and moisture in kitchen cabinets. Fixing such leaks can not only precent costly damage to your house, but also help you save up on your water bill since leaks can cause wastage leading you to consume more water than necessary.

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Leaky faucets

Leaky faucets do not seem to cause a lot of damage. However, they can do significant damage over time. If left alone, they can drip water on counter tops, behind cabinets, and on kitchen floors. Not only does this cause water damage over time, but also wastes an incredible amount of water, causing your water bill to hike up. Whether it is a faulty fixture, a loose washer, or just usual wear and tear, getting it fixed can prevent multiple problems. They can help save up water to protect the environment, lower the water bill, extend the lifespan of your kitchen cabinets, countertop, floor and also improve the aesthetic and value of your house.

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Leaking Emergency Shut Off Valves
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Leaking Emergency Shut Off Valves

Shut off valves or angle stops under each fixture in your home are used to shut off water in case of an emergency. Proper functioning of these valves or shut offs is crucial because they are only to be used in emergencies. Over time, and without much usage regularly, these shut off valves become frozen and corroded which make it very difficult to turn and close. It is very important to check these shut off valves regularly since they are a primary culprit to a lot of water leaks in most homes. Supply lines to fixtures like faucets and toilets should also be steel braided to lower the chance of bursting and causing water damage to cabinets and the rest of the building.

The Risks of Ignoring Water Pipe Leaks

Staying vigilant and on the lookout for signs of water damage and leakage is the best way to prevent damage to your house. If you notice wet spots on walls or ceilings, dampness in your lower kitchen cabinets, vanity cabinets, water heater, puddles of water on your flooring or a drop in your water pressure there could be a serious leak that needs to be addressed immediately.

  • Structural Damage: Water leakage can seep into the foundation and damage it, compromising the structural integrity of your house.
  • Health Risks: Unresolved water leaks create an ideal environment for mold and mildew growth which can cause respiratory issues.
  • Increased Water Bills: Even a small, slow leak can waste significant water over time, resulting in inflated utility bills.
  • Damage to Personal Property: Leaking water and moisture can mean damage to your furtniture, electronics and personal belongings.
  • Environmental Impact: Ignoring water leaks can cause wastage and environmental degradation worsening global water scarcity.
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Why Choose Elite Rooter

Elite Rooter focuses on giving you the best service. With one call, you can have professional and certified help at your doorstep for all your plumbing needs, specifically pipe leakage repair.

Elite Rooter employs the latest techniques to give you quick and efficient service to get your pipes working again in no time. We carefully assess the current condition of your plumbing system to provide expert consultation and offer the best solution that fits your budget and housing needs. Contact us today to get your plumbing inspected for potential issues before they become bigger.

Elite Rooter Guarantees Reliability Within Your Budget

Elite Rooter Philosophy

Elite Rooter is dedicated to customer satisfaction, quality service, and fair pricing. The trust built between our local licensed plumbers and our valued customers truly shows through our testimonials.

Our Promise

We charge by the job, not the hours to ensure you save money and do not pay overtime. We also provide the best warrantied and reliable service.

Elite Rooter Mission

The goal of Elite Rooter is to provide the most professional plumbing service possible. This commitment to quality has helped us build lasting relationships from day one.

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scott bakerscott baker
01:36 06 Jul 24
6 months ago they came out and took great care of me, 6 months later another problem, set up a on line booking, last trip out they charged me $199 for unclogging a drain, this time they were running a $49 special, they called me 20 minutes out and said on there way, i explained my problem and he told me that special doesn’t apply to your citation and because we have been out before we are gone have to charge you more! MORE for being a returning customer! For being a returning customer they now wanted to charge me $299 for the exact same job they did before! So I told him I will cancel if you don’t give me the same price as last time, he said I will call my supervisor and ask him and get back to you, well 3 hours later no call back! How’s that for customer service! And trying to take advantage of the customer who was being loyal and coming back for the service that was given before! I am a Manager of a retail business, I pride myself on loyalty of my clients and customer service, when I say I am gonna do something I do it! This is the poorest most disrespectful things you can do to your customers, reviews are now for the public to see, and how bad you take care of your customers and customers who come back to give you business, just shows what loyalty means to them, all about the mighty DOLLAR, and taking advantage of you! Go somewhere else where they will treat you as a customer and not a notch in there belt!
Victor BrockVictor Brock
18:16 06 Jun 24
Christian was on time and very professional. He unclogged our drain efficiently and explained everything clearly. The price for the service was very reasonable. Great job!
Tate AndersonTate Anderson
17:13 06 Jun 24
Jnr provided exceptional service when fixing our bathroom leak. He was friendly, informative, and completed the task promptly. The value for the work done was unbeatable.
Steve JonesSteve Jones
07:25 05 Jun 24
Jessie was fantastic! He was professional, thorough, and did an excellent job unclogging our kitchen drain. The pricing was very reasonable, and he left everything clean and tidy.
Thomas Q. BarnesThomas Q. Barnes
14:21 04 Jun 24
Pedro was wonderful and very knowledgeable. He quickly detected and repaired a leak in our bathroom, leaving us extremely satisfied with the service and the cost.
Frederick KramerFrederick Kramer
13:53 04 Jun 24
I had an excellent experience with Martin. He arrived on time, was very dedicated, and unclogged our drain perfectly. The price was very reasonable too!
Kenneth HoaglandKenneth Hoagland
10:18 03 Jun 24
Christian was incredibly professional and friendly, thoroughly explaining all our options for fixing a leak. He resolved the issue promptly and at a very reasonable price. Highly recommend!
Patricio SantoriniPatricio Santorini
04:42 29 May 24
John DimickJohn Dimick
09:14 26 May 24
Rathod NaveenaRathod Naveena
07:30 26 May 24
Elite Rooter, with the expertise of Christian, saved the day when we had a stubborn drain clog. He was not only friendly but also incredibly skilled in his work. Within no time, our drain was flowing smoothly again, and the best part was the fair pricing for the top-notch service provided.
Thomas JohnsonThomas Johnson
11:30 25 May 24
I couldn't be happier with the service I received from Elite Rooter, especially from Martin. He arrived promptly, assessed the situation with our clogged drain, and tackled it efficiently. Not only did he clear the blockage, but he also provided helpful tips to prevent future issues. Plus, the price was very reasonable for the exceptional service we received.
Chris EdwardsChris Edwards
10:17 25 May 24
Christian from Elite Rooter was amazing! He detected our bathroom leak early, saving us from major damage. The service was thorough and reasonably priced. Highly recommend!
Scott CarrScott Carr
09:23 24 May 24
Jessie was wonderful! He arrived on time and unclogged our bathtub drain efficiently. The entire experience with Elite Rooter was professional and pleasant. Very reasonably priced too.
Bret BreuerBret Breuer
19:08 17 May 24
Pedro was incredibly professional and resolved our toilet issue quickly. He provided a detailed explanation and the pricing was very fair. Elite Rooter is my go-to for any plumbing needs!
Luke PosadaLuke Posada
02:14 05 May 24
Pedro from Elite Rooter is top-notch! Not only did he skillfully unclog our stubborn drain, but he also took the time to educate us on preventive measures to avoid future blockages. His dedication to his craft and customer satisfaction shines through in every aspect of his work.
Roger BarbeeRoger Barbee
08:59 04 May 24
Christian from Elite Rooter is a gem! He arrived promptly to tackle our clogged drain, and with his expertise, the issue was resolved swiftly. His friendly demeanor and informative approach made the whole experience pleasant and stress-free.
James GarciaJames Garcia
07:46 04 May 24
Raymond ByersRaymond Byers
10:51 03 May 24
Elite Rooter, particularly Martin, was excellent. They were professional, informative, and friendly. The drain unclogging service was top-notch, and their dedication to customer satisfaction was evident. Will definitely use them again!
Raymond ParkerRaymond Parker
14:13 01 May 24
Jnr from Elite Rooter was amazing. He was very professional and friendly, and he did an excellent job unclogging our drain. The service was prompt and thorough. Highly recommend their services!"
Jose DixonJose Dixon
08:56 23 Apr 24
Elite Rooter exceeded all our expectations. Their plumber was not only skilled but also incredibly friendly and informative. They went above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. Highly recommend!
Sue Ellen LeroySue Ellen Leroy
23:54 22 Apr 24
Responsive. Professional. Honest. Fairly priced. Ask for Edgar Parafina at Elite Rooter. I certainly will for any plumbing need. It’s so refreshing to find such competent service people!
Don MoyoDon Moyo
14:47 21 Apr 24
I called Elite Rooter for a drain cleaning, and they did an amazing job. The plumber was friendly, professional, and explained everything in detail. I will definitely be using their services again.
Coulibaly SiakaCoulibaly Siaka
20:28 20 Apr 24
I had a plumbing emergency, and Elite Rooter saved the day! Their plumber arrived quickly, fixed the issue, and was very informative throughout the process. I'm grateful for their excellent service.
Manavi SharmaManavi Sharma
01:08 17 Apr 24
Had bathtub drain clogging issue. I called in the morning and issue resolved the same day!Pablo Diaz showed up and fixed the issue right away! He also provided some good advice to maintain the drains.Thanks a lot for helping today.
Natalie DahlemNatalie Dahlem
16:46 09 Apr 24
Quentin was super helpful and nice! The best!
Leann D. MeyerLeann D. Meyer
18:52 07 Apr 24
Elite Rooter was prompt, professional, and offered fair pricing. They diagnosed the issue as a problem with the dishwasher parts, not the drains, and provided an honest assessment without overcharging. I will definitely call them for future plumbing issues!
Ellen M SimonsEllen M Simons
22:26 05 Apr 24
Highly disappointed in this company. They took advantage of me and ripped me off 100 %. Receptionist very rude and so unprofessional. Would not recommend them to anyone , anytime . Saying that they have 1 employee who was very understanding and kind. Thankyou Erik for your help.
Carroll NimmoCarroll Nimmo
05:58 05 Apr 24
Professionalism at its finest! Elite Rooter's team of plumbers are true experts in their field. They tackled our plumbing issue with precision and efficiency, leaving no stone unturned. The plumber who assisted us was not only skilled but also friendly and informative. I couldn't be happier with the results. Thank you, Elite Rooter, for your exceptional service!
Kamina A love AdityaKamina A love Aditya
10:37 04 Apr 24
Araned A.Araned A.
19:31 31 Mar 24
Our go-to for all plumbing needs is Elite Rooter!
David BennettDavid Bennett
04:53 30 Mar 24
Ravindra MhangareRavindra Mhangare
05:50 29 Mar 24
He arrived punctually, swiftly diagnosed the issue, and promptly resolved it. Elite Rooter has gained a lifelong customer!
Anthony GarzaAnthony Garza
21:29 28 Mar 24
Christian and the Elite Rooter team are exceptional. They surpassed expectations from start to finish. They were friendly, informative, and incredibly efficient. I will recommend them to everyone I know!
Dennis GarrettDennis Garrett
23:47 27 Mar 24
Jose CostillaJose Costilla
17:58 21 Mar 24
Pedro and Christian from Elite Rooter are true professionals. They arrived promptly, assessed the situation, and resolved our plumbing problem efficiently. I couldn't be happier with the service!
William EllisWilliam Ellis
19:14 20 Mar 24
Kudos to Christian for his outstanding service! He was not only on time but also went above and beyond to ensure that our plumbing problem was resolved efficiently. His friendly and informative attitude made the whole experience pleasant. Highly recommend!
Jeffrey BrownJeffrey Brown
18:20 20 Mar 24
He arrived promptly, assessed the situation meticulously, and offered practical solutions. His friendly demeanor instantly put me at ease. I highly recommend this plumbing company.
Larry WinnieLarry Winnie
14:40 19 Mar 24
This company was incredibly professional and very thorough. Martin was sent over to resolve a leak we were experiencing, thoroughly explained the options, and presented a detailed quote for our review. He completed the task, resolved our issue in a timely manner, and left us incredibly pleased with the experience.
Clifford CastilloClifford Castillo
14:17 19 Mar 24
The technician was professional, arrived on time, gave me an estimate for clearing the garbage disposal and drain, completed the work in an hour, cleaned up after himself, and reacted right away. They could even complete the work the next morning. I heartily endorse this company.
Jijun MaiJijun Mai
02:07 08 Mar 24
Quick and professional jobs. Well fix the clogged toilet.
Michael AddisMichael Addis
19:21 07 Mar 24
Fred did a great job. I'm very satisfied with his plumbing work!!
Jay WrightJay Wright
19:50 04 Mar 24
Thorough job. Solved issue in one visit.
Joshua DuranJoshua Duran
09:42 03 Mar 24
After contacting an elite plumber, they promptly arrived but the plumber declined to use a main line snake on my mainline drain. Instead, they used a 1/2 inch cable and stated that the line could not be unclogged from the cleanout. The plumber also refused to attach a head to the drain cable and attempted to upsell me on hydrojetting. When the supervisor arrived, they confirmed that hydrojetting was the only solution as they were unable to clear the blockage using other methods. So I said no the hydrojet and told them to call it a day. I then contacted a different plumber who had the appropriate mainline cable for his plumbing snake. He utilized a retriever head to swiftly clear the clog in the drain. It is unclear whether they lack knowledge or are simply attempting to maximize profits by exploiting homeowners. Be aware that they may not prioritize your best interests.
Linda CranerLinda Craner
03:24 25 Feb 24
I’m very satisfied with the work that Raymundo did replacing my water heater. I would recommend Elite Rooter if you have any plumbing needs.
mostlymakena44mostlymakena44
16:50 12 Feb 24
Elite Rooter really stepped up. After a dishwasher installation snafu, Martin from Elite responded and step by step explained the why and the what needed to be done to ensure my plumbing problem was fixed. He was knowledgeable, professional, and made me feel like he would help me as he would a family member. I really appreciated their follow-up and guarantee of their finished product/work. Thank you, Martin and Elite...
Rene CastroRene Castro
00:09 11 Feb 24
Service Rep Freddy was great no issues there, cost was a bit steep but it's a job I'm not doing and know nothing about i wouldn't say I was overcharged I just didn't think it was going to be that expensive. Again the actual representative that did the job was great, great attitude it was actually late by the time he left but no issues since so job was done.
Cynthia Doane.Cynthia Doane.
23:25 04 Dec 23
Martin, from Elite Rooter came out the same day I called to take care of a clogged drain in my shower. He found the problem quickly and resolved it quickly in less than 30 min. There was an online discount available as well! I really appreciated the quick courteous and reasonable service. Elite has become my first choice for plumbing issues.
Diane ValdezDiane Valdez
20:42 30 Nov 23
Call was handled quickly, and was scheduled same day. Arrived as promised, serviceman looked over problem, explained what needed to be done. He was friendly, worked quickly and left area cleaned up! I was very impressed with the service and highly recommend Elite Rooter.
Sandra SharpSandra Sharp
17:16 21 Apr 23
My past experiences with other plumbing companies have not been great. The work has been substandard and/or the cost has been extremely inflated. Elite Rooter gave me timely and efficient service at an extremely fair price. They started work immediately, as soon as the problem was diagnosed and they worked every day including Saturday until the work was finished. They were very thorough and very careful not to cause any damage or leave any mess. Martin and Fernando are a great team! They are trustworthy!
Anthony LongAnthony Long
07:23 01 Dec 22
We had a complete blockage in our drain pipe. Chris and his team came to assess the problem. They were quickly able to determine the root cause and provided a couple of solutions and offered advice. They did an amazing job in replacing our main drain pipe that was cracked due to tree root intrusion. Everything was done promptly and with a permit. The team is very knowledgeable. Highly recommended if you want the job to be done right and have peace of mind.
Pilar StompanatoPilar Stompanato
08:16 27 Nov 22
Elite Rooter offers the best toilet unclogging service I've ever had. I called them to make an appointment and asked them to do the service as soon as possible. Then they sent Raymund to me in just 20 minutes. Raymund was a very nice person. He unclogged my toilet in just 5 minutes. Since that was not a very big problem, he told me that today's service is free! Wow, what a big surprise! I would definitely recommend their service to everyone!
Jose DiazJose Diaz
18:30 25 Nov 22
I made a last-minute call to Elite rooter when another plumber I was going to have fixed our shower drain quoted a very high price. Elite Rooter had a coupon on their website and was able to come out to the house within the hour. Leo was the technician and he knows his craft! He informed me I could not use the coupon due to the complexity of the clog and that was fine as we live in an old house and things work differently in these types of homes. He managed to clear the clog and now our shower drains which make me very happy. I would definitely hire Elite Rooter again for our plumbing needs.
Paul MartinezPaul Martinez
12:31 20 Nov 22
They were professional and pleasant while we did business with them. They wore masks from the moment they came to the door until the minute they left. They also put on new shoe covers at the front door each time they entered to keep the inside of our house clean and germ-free. Raymund was our senior technician and did a great job. They were on time and efficient, but detail oriented, as well. We highly recommend using them if you're in the Camarillo area and have plumbing needs.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are there roots in my sewer line?
Tree roots basically do two things: they keep the tree from falling over, and they serve to collect water and nutrients to feed the tree. The inside of a sewer line sees a lot of water, and a ton of nutrients. If a tree root can find its way inside a sewer line (and it takes a very tiny hole to do so), it will feed, and grow until it completely takes over.
I had a plumber perform a rooter service, and he cut out the roots. Is my problem solved?
Unfortunately, no. Although the roots were cut, it is not possible to get every last trace of roots. The stubs will still be there. It’s like cutting a bush at ground level. Over time that bush will start to sprout new growth, and left unchecked, will grow into an entirely new bush. The roots do the same. The only way to solve the problem is to completely remove the roots, and seal the hole they used to get into the pipe.
How do I permanently fix a root problem?
The only way to really remove the roots completely and seal the hole is to remove the affected section of pipe and replace it with “root proof” seals. This can be done via a spot repair, or an entirely new sewer line. If you are unsure which of those two options is the best for your situation, you can check out our article on Sewer Repair/Replacement.
I heard about sewer pipe lining. Will that work?
There are some instances where relining your sewer line may be an option. Unfortunately it is not usually the best option. There are several reasons for this, and we will cover that in a future article (sewer pipe lining).
What about root killing chemicals? Do they work?
The short answer is, “Yes, and no.” The proper root killer is one that foams and turns very thick, so that it clings to the roots, but does not leach into your ground soil and kill all your surrounding landscaping (remember, if you have roots, there is a hole in your sewer somewhere). These compounds are very pricey, and after years of them being on the market, the jury is still out as to whether or not they really work. Even if they do work, and manage to kill the roots themselves, they still leave a hole there in your sewer line, and more will get in at some point.

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