Leak Detection

Santa Fe Leak Detection Services

New Mexico Soil Shift Can Cause Plumbing Leaks

Plumbing lines buried beneath slabs are vulnerable to shifting soils. If the soil moves too much, plumbing lines can develop leaks. A slow leak beneath a home can cause the soil to shift more, which can make the leak worse. The potential for increasing damage makes early leak detection essential.  Even the smallest of leaks can yield devastating results. A leak the size of a pinhead, for example, can waste 360,000 gallons per year, enough to fill 12,000 bathtubs to overflowing.

In severe cases, the slab and flooring can erupt and flood every room on the ground floor, ruining floor coverings, furniture, water heaters and other appliances. When that happens, foundation repair is only one of several serious problems.  Or a leak beneath the slab can erode the soil and cause the slab to cave in. When the slab fails, the weight of the concrete breaks the plumbing lines beneath, causing a rush of water into the home.

Slab leak detection and foundation leak repair play a vital role in keeping your home’s foundation intact. We would much rather locate a suspected leak than to do major repair work afterward. But how do you know when to call your Santa Fe plumbing repair company, James’ Plumbing & Heating?

You need James’ Plumbing for leak detection if:

  • Your water bill increases for no apparent reason
  • You hear the sound of water running when no taps are open
  • You see foundation cracks
  • Grass of foundation plants grow unevenly
  • There is a visible shift in the soil around your home
  • You have warm spots on slab floors
  • You have discolored floor coverings, such as darkened hardwood
  • You smell bad odors coming from floors or walls

Preventive Plumbing: the Path to Early Leak Detection

Leak detection is a vital part of assuring your home’s plumbing system is functioning well and safely. You stand to save a lot of money on needlessly high water bills and avoid possibly having to spend tens of thousands of dollars on foundation repair and restoring a flooded home. 

James’ Plumbing recommends annual plumbing tune-ups as the best way to spot little problems before they have a chance to become big problems.

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    James very quickly provided a fair and accurate quote for 2 new evaporative coolers installed. He and his team completed the job in good time and did not hesitate to stay late to make this happen. We had some water come into the house during a bad storm and James was fast on the scene. Clearly the water was not from the cooler installation and he provided photos of the true culprit! I highly recommend James Plumbing and Heating for his professional service and outstanding customer care!


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    Thomas was a very pleasant young man but his work has left us with very little hot water pressure in the kitchen. I guess I should have pushed for a like kind replacement valve instead of the option he had available.


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    Why would I say this is EXCELLENT SERVICE and BEST IN CLASS? Here’s why. After some comparison shopping, James Plumbing was the only company to describe PNM rebates and various coolant models for our consideration. Their prices were the best competitive prices. This is a wonderful family-run business, beginning with Priscella’s phenomenal responsive phone calls and the teams’ (Dominic, Isaac, and James) outstanding inspection and installation! The pride in their work truly shines!


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    Needed water heater recirculating pump on brand new tankless . These guys said the pump was already there, just needed a part. Previous plumber wanted to sell me the entire new system. These guys were honest and got the job done. Educated me on the app on how to run my new pump. Completely satisfied with their work


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    Dominic diagnosed my plumbing problem right away and fixed it within the promised time frame. He was very pleasant, knowledgeable, arrived on time, and cleaned up after. I paid with a charge card and had the invoice emailed to me. Great Service!


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    Rebuilt toilet with fill valve flapper and gasket for bowl no leaks

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    Homeowner stated that kitchen faucet was leaking. Remove and replace both hot and cold cartridges. No leaks

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    Drain Cleaning in Santa Fe

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    James’ Plumbing & Heating has been solving Santa Fe’s plumbing, heating, and cooling needs for over 30 years. With 24/7 service and the best service technicians in town, it’s no wonder why we have some of the highest online reviews in the area! Call today to learn more.

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