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How to Prevent a Slab Leak

A homeowner’s worst nightmare is finding out there’s a problem with their slab foundation, especially when it comes to water leaks. That’s why every homeowner needs to know about the dangers of slab leaks, including how to prevent them and what to do if they happen.

What is a Slab Leak?

Just like any pipes, the plumbing that runs through your slab foundation to bring water into the house can get leaks. Slab leaks are incredibly difficult to find and repair because of their location in the concrete under your home. If they aren’t quickly located with leak detection, slab leaks can cause water damage to your property, costing you money for slab leak repairs and wasted water.

What Makes a Home Susceptible to Slab Leaks?

Faulty plumbing installation is the first step to causing a slab leak, but several factors can leave your home vulnerable to water leaks. Foundation shifting can put pressure on the pipes within and cause them to rub against gravel or other pipes, damaging them slowly. Poor water quality can also damage the pipes from the inside, as water outside of the pH range of six and a half to eight and a half can corrode pipes. 

How to Prevent a Slab Leak

Some causes of slab leaks are uncontrollable, such as sediment shifting. However, there are some things homeowners can do to help prevent slab leaks.

  • Say Goodbye to Hard Water: San Antonio is notorious for its hard water, which has an acidic pH that will damage the inside of your pipes over time. Consider having a water softener installed to combat hard water.
  • High Water Pressure Isn’t Always Better: Excessively high water pressure might feel good in the shower, but it could cause pipes to wear out and rupture. Call a plumber to inspect your system and change the water pressure if you think it might be too high.
  • Get Rid of Chemical Drain Cleaners: The harsh chemicals in drain cleaners can negatively affect pipes when you pour them down the sink. Consider calling a professional plumber when your drains get clogged.

What do I do if I Have a Slab Leak?

It’s important to act quickly when you find a slab leak. If you have a slab leak, contact the experts at Parker & Sons Plumbing immediately for fast, quality service on even the toughest jobs. 

Why Choose Us?

Find out what makes Parker & Sons stand out.

Professional Services You Can Count On
For professional, local plumbers serving the greater San Antonio area, you can rely on Parker & Sons to provide expert service for any plumbing job.
We'll Be There On-Time, Every Time
With Parker & Sons, you don't have to waste time waiting on irresponsible plumbers to show up. We value your time, so we make sure to arrive when you expect us to.
Red Carpet Service Guaranteed
When you schedule a plumbing job with us, you will get to enjoy our red carpet level of service. We're so confident you'll be satisfied with our service, we put a guarantee on it.
Fast and Reliable Plumbing Services
We know that time is of the essence with any plumbing job, so we make sure to provide efficient and reliable service.
Licensed and Insured For Your Protection
We value your safety and peace-of-mind. That's why we are fully licensed and insured so you know that you are protected for every plumbing job.
Honest and Affordable Pricing
We offer up-front pricing so you are never blindsided by unexpected fees and costs. We make sure all of our pricing is fair and affordable.

What Our Customers Say

Fast & Reliable

Very fast response. Reliable and even let us do some of the work to keep costs down. Really worked with us to sort through alternatives to find the best solution. I have used them about 5 years ago and will certainlycall them again if I ever need anything.

Roberta C.

Very Knowledgeable

I recently had several plumbing leaks repaired and couldn’t be happier with the prompt service I received from Parker and Sons. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, reasonably priced, and do quality work. I would definitely recommend them to my family and everyone. I would trust them to repair any leak in the house.

Stacey C.

Amazing Service!!!

Amazing service!!! Called and came the same day within 2 hrs. Our toilet had to be re-fitted and snaked. They did a beautiful job on the re-fitting and got the large piece of plastic out of the toilet. Will definitely be recommending them to friends and family. Great service, great people, hard to find these days!!!

Shakira C.

Excellent Service!

Excellent Service! We had some work done on our kitchen and Parker and Sons were able to come out to our house and help us with our remodel. Great guys and great service. I would recommend them to anyone needing a plumber service.

Brad B.

Great to Work With

Jim and his guys are great to work with. Had Parker & Sons come out to take a look at an AC unit at one of my rental properties. Unit is in the attic. Had to replace a coil on it and did a great job. Will definitely use again.

Jeff C.

Amazing Staff!

I have referred Parker and Sons to all of my customers and I would not think of referring anybody else. They have been great and very punctual. All of the plumbers and office staff have been amazing!

Miguel B.

Reasonable Prices

I was in good hands today with journeyman plumber Mark Rizley. He remained until all was better than before. He replaced a PRV and improved a mediocre repair recently done by another well known local company. The price remained reasonable despite the extra effort needed for the job. Well done Mark! Parker and Sons will be my first call in the future.

Todd D.

Fantastic Company!

This is a fantastic company with outstanding professionalism, quality of work, and customer service. While their prices are extremely competitive, their work doesn’t feel cheap like some of the companies you can hire of off Craigslist or on a FB yard sale page. This is a reputable company with proven work and licensed, skilled technicians.

Ben A.

Fair Prices & Excellent Work

Have used Parker & Sons 3 different times, once for a huge complex plumbing repair and twice for smaller jobs. Fair prices and excellent work/fast response time every time.

Kristy K.