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We understand that if you suspect you have water leaking in and around your home, you want to take care of the problem promptly. Give us a call at (512) 837-9500 or schedule an appointment online and we will send a specialist to your home as soon as possible. 

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What are the signs I might have a leak?

What’s tricky about leaks is that we often don’t notice the signs until the problem has become quite significant. To make matters worse, it can be difficult to determine where in your house or yard the leak is coming from. 

Signs that you may have a water leak on your property include:

  • Unexplained increases on your home’s water bill
  • Patches of discoloration on ceilings or walls
  • Peeling, blistered or bubbled walls and wallpaper
  • Mold or mildew growth inside your home
  • Sounds of running water, even when water isn't turned on
  • Damp, soggy spots on the floor, carpet or in your yard
  • Musty or moldy odors throughout your home 

If you’re experiencing one or more of these signs of a leak, contact ABC. Our licensed specialists will be able to locate where the leak is and then get to work on fixing it.

Where might I have a water leak?

Considering all of the appliances that use water on your property, you may have a number of places where water is leaking, including:

  • Toilets
  • Water supply lines
  • Faucets
  • Showers and tubs 
  • Washing machines 
  • Dishwashers 

If you have a leak in a water supply line or in a connection that is hidden out of sight, it can be extremely difficult to identify the source of the problem without the help of a professional who can use specialized tools to troubleshoot the issue. Fortunately, the pros at ABC will be able to quickly locate and repair nearly any water leak in your home.

What is a slab leak and why do they occur?

A slab leak typically occurs when copper pipes become corroded over time. This problem usually starts as a pinhole leak which becomes bigger and bigger. Another reason a slab leak might develop is that the water in your area is particularly hard, which can corrode your pipes at a faster rate. If left unattended, a slab leak could cause the soil around your home to become saturated with water, which in turn can result in water damage, mold growth and even pest problems. 

You may have a slab leak if:

  • you have seen a spike in your water bill
  • water is pooling around the foundation of your home
  • your flooring is damp
  • your sheetrock or ceiling is cracking
  • your water pressure is abnormally low
  • your windows and doors aren’t closing properly

You could even see more than some combination of these signs. Because this is a serious plumbing problem, it’s important to get in touch with a professional promptly if you suspect you have this type of leak so you can avoid further damage.

How do you detect leaks?

Our licensed specialists are able to use a variety of different tools to accurately pinpoint where the leak is on your property. After we have gathered all of the needed information from you about your situation, we will get started with our inspection. During this time, your specialist will start by checking fixtures, sinks, irrigation systems and pool systems to rule out leaks from these sources. Your ABC plumber may then check the water manifolds within your wall, isolating each water supply line to determine which one is leaking. We also have ground microphones and acoustic discs that allow us to hear through the concrete slab to help us determine if you have a slab leak. 

Can you also repair my leak once you find it?

Absolutely! Our plumbers can take the steps necessary to fix nearly any leak you have on your property, whether it’s a leaking toilet, sink or even a slab leak. If we do find a leak on your property, we will present you with a quote before we begin make all needed plumbing repairs. If we determine that you have a serious slab leak and your foundation needs to be re-leveled, we will refer you to a reputable foundation repair company. 

Why should I choose ABC?

ABC has been providing a variety of services to homeowners across Texas for generations. During that time, our company has built a solid reputation for delivering consistent, high-quality work. As a family-run business, one of our values is that we treat our customers' homes as if they were our own. This philosophy extends to who we bring on to our team. Not only do we have a thorough interview process in place, but also our customers appreciate that all job applicants are drug tested and background checked before receiving a job offer. Once on our team, all specialists go through additional training to supplement their licensing, so you can feel confident whenever an ABC technician provides services at your home.