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Slab Leak Detection & Repair

Kerrville & Fredericksburg, TX

Drain and Water Line Leak Repair

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Professional Slab Leak Detection & Repair

A slab leak is a leak in the foundation or slab of your home.  These leaks can be leaks in the water lines or the drainpipes that run throughout the slab.  Repairing slab leaks is not a job to be undertaken as a DIY project.  You’ll need the expertise of a licensed plumber with the experience to quickly locate and eliminate the leak.

Jilly plumbers are experienced with the plumbing issues in Kerrville, Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country.  We have the knowledge and experience necessary to find the leaks in your foundation, trace them to the source, and repair them with minimal cosmetic damage to your home.  Give us a call to schedule your service appointment.

Licensed plumbers ARE available 24 hours a day

Kerrville and Fredericksburg, TX residents can rest easy knowing the Jilly Plumbing 24-hour plumbers will be available when they’re needed.  We serve both commercial and residential customers.

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Why do slab leaks occur in the Texas Hill Country?

Homes in the Texas Hill Country experience frequent slab leaks due to the mineral content of the water, to the soil composition that results in shifts in the foundation, and to chemicals in the foundations when pipes aren’t properly wrapped.

How are slab leaks repaired?

There are two types of slab leaks:  water line slab leaks and drain line slab leaks.  Each type has a basic procedure for repair.

Water line slab leaks are usually repaired by replacing the water lines with PEX tubing.  This tubing can usually be run through the walls, ceiling, and cabinets of the home resulting in minimal cosmetic damage in the home.  Small cuts in the sheetrock are usually all that is needed to reattach the new tubing to the appliance and fixture shutoff valves.

Drain line slab leaks generally need to be exposed in the slab and replaced with new pipes that are set at the correct slant for the flow of wastewater away from the home.  Even in the process of re-piping the drain lines in the home, our Jilly plumbers strive for the least invasive methods to replace the pipes.

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What are signs of a slab leak?

  • Decrease in water pressure in the home
  • Unexplained dampness on carpets
  • Warped wood flooring or subfloors
  • Cracks in tile or cement flooring
  • Areas on the floor that are cooler or warmer than the rest of the floor
  • Significant increase in water bill without additional water usage

How Does a Plumbing Re-pipe Work?

We know the idea of re-piping your home can feel over whelming, so we strive to make the process straight-forward.  Here’s what you can expect:

  1. We obtain the necessary city or county permits.
  2. We evaluate the plumbing in your home to locate all water lines that will need to be replaced.
  3. We discuss with you the plan for rerouting the water lines and present you with the available placement options.
  4. We lay the PEX and/or copper water lines and turn off your water to hook up the new lines.
  5. We test the new lines for water tightness.
  6. We arrange for an inspector to verify everything looks great.

Give Jilly Plumbing a Call for Slab Leak Repair

Schedule an appointment with our licensed plumbers if you suspect you have a slab leak.  Don’t put it off.  Even a small pinhole leak can result in significant damage to your home and foundation.  Immediate action is the best way to protect your home and family from the harmful effects of a drain line slab leak or a water line slab leak. Give us a call today.

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