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Plumbing problems are often the most pressing emergencies in households because they can develop quickly and lead to extensive water damage. The good news is that ABC is available at any time of day to respond to your questions or concerns. While we respond the fastest to the most urgent issues, other plumbing projects or fixes can still often get on the schedule within a business day of contacting us.

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What kind of plumbing tasks and projects can ABC handle?

Our licensed plumbers have the experience and knowledge to take care of any plumbing-related issue you may encounter on your property.

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San Marcos residents most often reach out to us when they need help with:

  • Unclogging blockages from their toilets, sinks or drains

  • Fixing leaking pipes and repairing those irritating, dripping faucets so that you can have some peace and quiet and don’t spend more than you have to on your water bill 

  • Making repairs to or replacing your toilet, all types of water heaters, garbage disposals or water treatment systems

  • Updating your kitchen or bathroom by switching out faucets or fixtures

  • Taking care of gas or water leaks in a timely matter to protect your family from any potential health hazards or your property and belongings from water damage

  • Resolving plumbing-related issues with kitchen appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators or ice makers

  • Backflow testing on sprinkler systems to pinpoint any ongoing or potential water issues that can make your yard prone to lawn diseases and pest infestations

  • Taking advantage of video technology to identify blockages in drains and sewer lines that don’t respond to traditional drain cleaning methods

Do ABC plumbers hold licenses?

Absolutely! All the work completed by our plumbing team is overseen by a licensed Master Plumber. In addition, all our plumbing specialists receive extensive in-house training to ensure they can perform maintenance, installations, repairs and any other types of projects you either don’t have the time for or simply realize is too large for you to handle.

What kind of warranties does ABC offer on plumbing?

As a company, it’s our mission to make sure our customers are completely satisfied and happy with the work we do for you. That’s why ABC offers a one-year, money back guarantee on our services. This warranty means that we will head right back to your home to fix any problems you are having within twelve months—at no cost to you—or issue you a refund. In addition, depending on what kind of work you have done, you may be eligible for an additional warranty through the manufacturer of the product you purchased.

Our team of plumbers is equipped with exceptional knowledge and experience but, on rare occasions, an unforeseen issue can develop which means that our plumbers may need to work longer in your home than we initially expected. We understand this can disrupt your normal routine within your household, so we offer a Comfort Guarantee to reduce any potential stresses or headaches. The Comfort Guarantee means we cover the cost for your family to stay in a hotel overnight if we need to keep working. We'll do our very best to have you back home in no time.

What are some of the reasons that my water bill might be higher than normal?

No one wants to see a water bill spike. It’s especially alarming when you aren’t quite sure what’s causing the increased expense. It could be from a running toilet, which can increase your bill by up to $100 over the course of a year. Believe it or not, that incessant drip-drip-drip can add up to 300 gallons of water wasted—from just one leaky faucet.

Are you looking to troubleshoot an unusually high water bill on your own? The first place you should head is to the great outdoors to take a closer look at your outside faucets. If one faucet isn’t completely turned off, you could be wasting up to a gallon there, which often goes unnoticed because a hose is often attached. The next place you should check is inside your toilet bowl near the flapper. You might not think to look here, but over time, these parts can become worn, which is one reason your toilet might be running.

The last spot to check out is your sprinkler system. Walk by the stations and see if any of your heads might be broken or damaged. After a full cycle, look for areas where water might be collecting, because this can indicate that you may need to adjust the time watering is scheduled at each station, or this can be a warning sign of a potential leak. If you have checked all these common problem spots but still can’t tell what’s going on, or if you need an expert to make a repair, give us a call. Our plumbers and irrigation experts will be more than happy to advise you on next steps.

Can an ABC plumber install a part or equipment for me?

You bet we can! It’s not uncommon for homeowners to purchase plumbing equipment or parts with plans to install it themselves, but soon realize they don’t have the time nor tools needed to complete the process. Or, maybe the repair isn’t as straightforward as expected. Rather than having that shiny new toilet sit in the garage for months or those fixtures in a pile on the floor for weeks, call ABC.

Our plumbers are known for providing clients with high-quality and prompt installation work on toilets, water heaters, water softeners and garbage disposals. Switching out faucets and fixtures can be a tricky task. Make the process easier by handing the job off to ABC. Even if you just need an honest second opinion about whether or not a piece of hardware should be repaired or replaced, we’re here to help you get to an informed decision.

What are some things I can do to handle clogged or slow drains?

Unclogging a drain is probably the top reason San Marcos homeowners reach out to ABC. If you want to attempt this fix on your own, try the following:

  • Remove the plug from your tub, sink or drain. Use a flashlight to perform a visual inspection to see if there are any obvious obstructions (for example, you might find hair, a child’s toy or other built-up debris). Take out anything you can locate down the drain or pipe.

  • Carefully and slowly pour a small amount of enzyme-based drain opener down the drain, which works to remove obstructions you can’t see or are just further down the pipe.

  • Follow the directions on the label of the drain opener or run a slow stream of hot water down the drain to see if the pipes are now clear.

  • If you still have a slow or clogged drain, try using an auger to break up what’s causing your problem.

In most cases, homeowners don’t have an auger or decide that it’s time to call in the pros if a drain opener still doesn’t work. When you call an experienced plumber, you benefit from having someone quickly unclog your toilet, sink or drain and you gain peace of mind, knowing the problem will be fixed correctly and you wouldn’t have accidentally made things worse or caused damage to your pipes that will require a more extensive fix.

What if the plumber takes longer on my plumbing problem or project than originally anticipated?

In some very infrequent cases, our plumbers will encounter an issue which complicates the plumbing work you previously asked us to do. In the unlikely event that this happens, we will present you with a revised estimate and associated timeline so you can approve any additional work and not be subject to any unexpected costs.

We strive to make the lives of our customers as comfortable as possible. If our plumbers realize we will not be able to complete a project until the following day, making it inconvenient for you to move around your home with ease, we will gladly arrange for you and your family to stay at a hotel, at no cost to you. This is a part of our Comfort Guarantee, which ABC offers in addition to the one-year guarantee on all parts and labor and any other manufacturer warranties.

Does ABC provide any other home services here in San Marcos?

At ABC Home & Commercial, we’re grateful to our dedicated employees and loyal customers who have allowed us to offer an extended range of services to homeowners, including: