You bet. Our licensed plumbers specialize in water and gas leak testing.
The most common symptom of a gas leak is the smell of gas. Great care needs to be taken with gas leaks, and both ABC and your local gas utility may work on your problem jointly. If your gas has been shut off, ABC can perform necessary repairs and coordinate with the gas company to have your system inspected and turned back on. The inspection to re-establish service is a mandatory process when the gas company has been called out to turn off your system. Once the work is performed and the gas company inspects the repair, they will turn the system back on.
For water leaks, you're looking for soft, wet spots in the yard or visible water standing or running down driveways and sidewalks. Another clue is a sudden, substantial increase in water bills. If you suspect a water leak, contact ABC, and we’ll find the source, price the repairs, and have you back to normal as quickly as possible. Be sure to save all of the paperwork from the ABC plumber for proof, as some utilities will credit some of your excessive water bill with proof that there was a leak, and a plumber inspected and repaired the problem.
No, if it’s truly a leak in the slab of your home, we'll send you to a slab specialist. That said, most water leaks are not slab leaks. The most common type of leak is where the water pipe (commonly, pvc pipe) from the utility supply line attaches to the copper fitting at the edge of a home’s slab. This is commonly mistaken for a slab leak because of its proximity to the slab.
Other types of leaks can come from damage to the pipe from ground-shifting with weather changes or someone working in the yard and accidentally puncturing the water line. Contact ABC for any suspected water leak, and we’ll determine the true nature of the leak and start working on how to get things back to normal quickly and efficiently.
Yes. The most common type of backflow devices in a residential setting are the ones attached to a swimming pool or a sprinkler system. While some companies may only be able to perform backflow testing, ABC’s licensed plumbers can perform all necessary testing and any repairs & installations. Be sure to explain your particular backflow device circumstance in detail to an ABC customer service representative, so we can handle your issue efficiently.