Slab Leak Detection in San Antonio, TX

After a significant spike in your water bill, you're likely wondering what could be the cause—is it a running toilet, or is it something more serious? When you find water pooling around your foundation and your home smells moldy, you probably become even more concerned. If you need a professional to investigate the issue further, you can rely on the licensed plumbers at ABC Home & Commercial Services. Our pros provide slab leak detection in San Antonio and can advise you on how to move forward.

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Our licensed plumbers use a variety of specialized tools to perform a diagnostic on your plumbing system and determine if your problem is related to a slab leak. After gathering more information from you about what you’ve seen or experienced, we will get started with our inspection. Our professionals utilize ground microphones and acoustic discs to hear through the concrete slab to pinpoint the exact location of the leak. Your ABC plumber may confirm the presence of a slab leak by locating the water manifolds within your wall, isolating each water supply line and determining which line is leaking within your slab. Depending on your situation and circumstances, we may use one or a combination of these tools to inform our diagnosis.

The ABC Process

1. Contact ABC

When you contact us, we will schedule a service call to evaluate the problem. For emergencies, we will send a pro to your home as soon as possible.

2. Get An Estimate

We'll provide you with an estimate for all needed services. Once we get your approval, our pros will get right to work.

3. Perform Services

We will work quickly to perform the desired services. At the end of your service call, we'll update you on what we did and any other needed follow-up.

4. Comfort Guarantee

If you are unhappy with our work, let us know and we will send someone back to your home to make things right at no additional cost.

Early detection is important when it comes to a slab leak, as problems can become more and more destructive and costly to fix as the leak becomes bigger.

If you’re experiencing one or more of the following, it’s a good idea to bring in a professional to see if you have a slab leak:

If you experience any of these signs, contact us and we’d be happy to come take a look. We can send a licensed plumber to your property promptly to conduct an inspection and document our findings. If a slab leak is not the cause of your problem, we can present you with a set of recommendations for any other needed repairs and then get started to resolve the problem. If you do have a slab leak, we can advise you on the best course of action and make any needed repairs.

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We offer a full range of plumbing services.

ABC has been providing homeowners with a variety of home services since 1949. As a family-run business, we understand that you want to have peace of mind whenever a specialist arrives at your home. This is why, in addition to being fully licensed, we require that all of our plumbers are drug tested and background checked. Additionally, one of our values is that we always treat your home as if it was our own, so you can count on our team members to be courteous to you, your family and your property.

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can you come out?

We understand that if suspect you may have a slab leak, you want some quick answers. Give us a call at (210) 599-9500 or schedule an appointment online and we will send a specialist to your home promptly.

Why and how do slab leaks occur?

Typically, slab leaks occur over time when copper pipes become corroded. The problem begins when pipes develop pinhole leaks which expand. In some cases, a slab leak can also develop if pipes are not installed correctly and they start to leak. Another reason you might have a slab leak is if the water in your area is particularly hard, which corrodes your pipes at a faster rate. If a slab leak is left unattended, the soil under your home can become saturated, leading to water damage, mold growth and even pest issues.

Can you repair my slab leak?

If we discover a slab leak during our inspection, we can present you with an estimate to make all needed plumbing repairs. If your foundation needs to be re-leveled, we can refer you to a reputable foundation repair company.

Why are slab leaks dangerous?

Slab leaks are a serious and potentially very costly problem, due to the damage your home and belongings can sustain, as well as the cost of repairs. Over time, this introduction of moisture and subsequent drying out causes your foundation to move. Since this settling is often uneven, your foundation can become damaged. Since these issues take place underground, your first signal of a slab leak may be cracks in your sheetrock or in your ceiling or your doors or windows not closing properly.

If these issues aren’t addressed, you may notice an increase in your water bill which just keeps getting more and more costly. As a slab leak gets bigger, excess water will pool up underneath and around your home which can lead to floor damage, mold growth and pest problems, such as termite infestations. In some cases, a home’s foundation buckles under this ongoing pressure.

If you suspect you have a slab leak, your best option will always be to contact a professional. The longer that you wait to get an inspection, the more damage can be done to your biggest investment.

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We offer a full range of plumbing services.

Additional Leak Detection Service Areas in the San Antonio Area

ABC serves many surrounding communities, including, but not limited to:

Alamo Heights Boerne Bulverde Canyon Lake Cibolo Converse Helotes New Braunfels Schertz Seguin

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Based on 371 reviews

David L

7/31/2022

“Returned home on a Sunday afternoon to a water softener leak in the garage. ABC was quick to answer to call and said they would have someone out that say but could not guarantee a time. 30 minutes later I was told they were on their way. Santiago was knowledgeable and fixed the issue right away. He offered great advise on areas to check out (pressure, equipment) and didn’t just fix it and leave. Great experience and a lifesaver on Sunday for sure.”

Kristi

7/25/2022

“Todays' service was a scheduled repair following an evaluation and written proposal for work on a yard water spigot that was damaged during a landscaping installation approximately 4 weeks ago. The technician, "Sean" came last week to evaluate the spigot after we had done some digging to see what the pipe looked like below the surface. On both occasions, Sean was professional, committed to providing the best long-term fix for the issue as well as offering longer term options for safety and aesthetic finishes above ground. Today's work was efficient, resolved and improved upon what we present prior to the accident. The work was complete within 30 minutes with a reduction in cost to the original estimate. Personally I really appreciate Sean's, professionalism, personable communication style, as well as his commitment to providing a good solution that didn't require digging up more of our yard.”

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