A leak in your plumbing system can cause damage to your home and your belongings. A water leak can weaken the structure of your home, warp your floors and walls, and damage furniture. In addition the moisture can lead to the growth of harmful mold and bacteria.
When a water leak occurs, the source is not always immediately evident. Water that is present inside your walls or ceiling can travel a great distance before it becomes noticable, making it more difficult to locate the origin of the leak.
Underground pipes or pipes that run under concrete can hide leaks. Frequently, the leak may not be noticeable until you hear gurgling or dripping sound or notice water pooling in parts of your yard. You may even notice an increase in your monthly water bill. If you suspect you have a hidden leak, call a licensed plumber and that can quickly diagnosis the presence of a leak and its location. All Star Plumbing of Abilene has the tools necessary to make the best repairs for you and your budget.
In more northern climates, the most common cause of burst pipes is freezing weather. Here in Abilene, Texas, when pipes burst, it is frequently due to the age of the plumbing system. Years of water rushing through at high pressure can weaken the plumbing and galvanized pipes are especially prone to rust and corrosion over time. A burst pipe could even be accidental in nature, due to an object falling onto the pipe and even penetration from a nail driven into the wall where the pipe is installed.
If you are experiencing a broken or burst pipe then immediately turn off the water flow at the main water shut off valve, usually found near your water heater or underneath the kitchen sink. This helps to prevent any further water damage to your home or business..
Call a professional licensed plumber as quickly as possible to repair the issue. Our expert plumbers at All Star Plumbing of Abilene are on call 24/7 to quickly respond to any plumbing emergency you experience. Our plumbers will assess the problem and complete the repair quickly and cost-effectively in order to restore your home back to normal.