The pros at Nacogdoches Sheet Metal, Plumbing & Air Conditioning, LTD. can offer you precise slab leak detection in Lufkin, TX. Given how dangerous slab leaks can be, you’ll need immediate repairs if we happen to find one in your home’s foundation.

    Luckily, our team can also perform slab leak repair work using the least invasive techniques possible. Below is some information about slab leaks and how to know whether you have one. We’ll also tell you about how our skilled plumbers go about locating the exact source of the leak and plugging it up.

    Slab Leak Detection and Repair

    A slab leak happens when one of the pipes beneath your home’s foundation starts leaking water. There are a variety of reasons why this can happen. Perhaps these foundation pipes are old and rusted. It’s also possible that they have suffered subtle abrasion damage that has gradually created small pinholes.

    Alternatively, the root of the problem may lie in the fact that your home’s foundation was improperly built. Whatever the cause of the issue, it is important to detect it as early as possible and fix it.

    Here are some signs that you might have a slab leak:
    • Mold growing under your carpets or on the walls
    • Water pressure in plumbing that’s always low
    • Sound of running water heard everywhere, even when faucets are off
    • Water bills that are unusually high

    After you notice signs like these and call us for help, our first step will be to discover whether you truly have a slab leak. If you do, we will get to work finding its precise location.

    Our plumbers have specialized equipment to assist them in this task, including ground microphones and special thermal cameras that they can send into your home’s foundation.

    The microphone detects subtle and barely audible sounds of dripping water. While the thermal camera cannot see water, its ability to show temperature differences is important. Hot water shouldn’t run through foundation pipes.

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    After we find the source, the next step is slab leak repair. The repair techniques we choose will depend on the source and severity of the damage.

    For example, if only one pipe, or part of one pipe, is leaking, we will make tiny access holes at each end of the affected plumbing. We will then use that to access the leak location and plug the leak with an epoxy liner. We call this technique trenchless pipe repair.

    On the other hand, if the leak is more severe and involves many pipes, we may have to dig a tunnel from outside your home to help us access the foundation. We will then plug up or replace the affected pipes. We reserve floor demolition for only the most serious cases.

    Lufkin’s Slab Leak Repair Specialists

    Nacogdoches Sheet Metal, Plumbing & Air Conditioning, LTD.‘s history reaches back all the way to the mid-1940s, though we only officially began providing plumbing services in 1973. After three generations of ownership and multiple expansions and name changes, we have acquired an invaluable stock of experience in plumbing and other aspects of the indoor comfort industry.

    Our long history and extensive experience are not the only reasons to trust us, however. We also proudly hold an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Every aspect of our business has bonds and insurance, and all of our plumbers have official licenses and certifications.

    Furthermore, Nacogdoches Sheet Metal, Plumbing & Air Conditioning, LTD. is a member of the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce, proving that we are tightly woven into the local community. Lastly, we proudly belong to the Disabled Veteran Business Alliance. When you work with us, you support disabled veterans.

    For the most professional slab leak detection and repair team in all of Lufkin, call Nacogdoches Sheet Metal, Plumbing & Air Conditioning, LTD. today.