What is a Slab Leak?
Whereas above ground pipe leaks are called pinhole leaks, slab leaks are pipe leaks in one of the water lines running underneath a building’s concrete foundation. Locating the source of a slab leak can be a challenging experience, however the experienced and licensed plumbers at American Plumbing Service can properly detect your leak and repair your pipe.
Signs of a Slab Leak in Your Home or Business
If you think you may have a leak in your slab, then it is very important that you have it immediately checked by a professional plumber. A leak in a concrete slab can be a very dangerous situation, whether it is concerning a house or a business. You may first suspect a water leak when an unusually high water bill arrives. In addition, you may notice cracks, discolored flooring, or even the pooling of water when leaks occur in the home’s plumbing in Frederiksberg, TX.
American Plumbing Service can Detect a Slab Leak
A leak can result in serious damage to the home and its foundation. If you have a leak, or suspect one, stop further damage by contacting us today for professional repair of your home or commercial property’s plumbing in the Hill Country. An American Plumbing Service plumber will identify and locate any water line leaks in your plumbing with advanced slab leak detection. We have the tools and equipment to successfully diagnose slab leaks and repair them, including pipe locators and camera equipment.
Once we find the leak, we can remove flooring, dig into the slab right above the leak, and repair it. In many cases, repairing the slab leak requires no more than the removal of 12 inches of flooring, which is about the size of a single tile.
Preventative Plumbing Maintenance
You may not think about your water or sewer pipes very often. Why should you? When they work, they work. At American Plumbing Service, we believe that the best way to avoid plumbing emergencies is to take the necessary preventative measures and to treat your plumbing system with care. For example, insulating your pipes can prevent freezing temperatures from causing them to burst. Making an effort to keep excessive amounts of toilet paper out of your toilet and only flushing matter that readily dissolves in water can prevent toilets from clogging and overflowing.
At American Plumbing Service, we also offer preventative maintenance to homeowners and businesses alike. It’s important not to wait until you have a disaster on your hands to call in a plumber. Plumbing maintenance should be a part of routine care for your home or small business. Our maintenance program includes thorough inspections of all water and sewer systems in your building. We’ll examine the pipes for potential leaks or cracks, check for corrosion, and ensure that all your fixtures are tightened and secure. We do this to prevent expensive repairs down the line.
Neglecting to clean and maintain your plumbing system can have serious consequences. By performing regular maintenance such as inspections, cleanings, and conditioning, you can ensure that you may never have a plumbing emergency. Give us a call today at (830) 992-3393 to schedule your own preventative maintenance visit.