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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Local Reviews

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars based on 36 customer reviews

Map of Pecos, NM

Very Good!




James Plumbing fixed my boiler quickly and efficiently. James is experienced and trustworthy ~ thank you!


Map of Santa Fe, NM

Fast. Efficient. Affordable




Called for a broken furnace. Squeezed us into their schedule and arrived quickly. Friendly service. Found the faulty part, replaced it and made recommendations to replace another part before it failed. Definitely recommend.


Map of Santa Fe, NM

Knowledgeable , friendly and fairly priced.




One stop plumbing / heating / cooling.


Map of Santa Fe, NM

Professional, efficient, knowledgeable EXPERT




Great service


Map of Santa Fe, NM

Great Company




Friendly, knowledgeable, great service! I highly recommend them!


Map of Santa Fe, NM

Brilliant!




First rank! Smart, helpful, above and beyond...


Map of Santa Fe, NM

James is great! Knowledgeable,responsive, reasonable




Came quickly when water heater conked out. Installed tankless unit. Back today to convert two fireplaces to natural gas very happy with results and will have him back in a few weeks during master bath update.


Map of Santa Fe, NM

Best in Santa Fe 5 star service




Great company they are honest, fast and very reliable.


Map of Santa Fe, NM

Great service after hours!




James came out promptly Wednesday evening after I came home from a trip and discovered I had no hot water. Very much appreciated!


Map of Santa Fe, NM

Great Service




Very easy.


A good plumber.




It seems hard to find a trustworthy, dependable and reasonably priced plumber in Santa Fe, but James Martinez and his company fit that bill. I had one plumbing crisis as winter began, to replace an aqua stat on my boiler, which James did within 24 hrs of me getting the part (and it didn't bother him that I purchased my own part). The second job was to repair some copper corrosion which he did cleanly and quickly. He had to come back the next day to bleed out more air from my boiler because I couldn't wait for it to sound normal again on its own. He was patient and incl his second visit as part of his first trip. He is very fair with his pricing. I've had other plumbers really take advantage of my plumbing situations. James doesn't. No plumber shows up right when they say they will, but James tries his best to do so. He likes to communicate via text. I appreciate his quick responses. I will hire James again because he cares and wants to make sure I'm "happy".


Great Service




had a main line blockage and they responded quickly and took care of the problem


Great Service, ON TIME !!!! Knowledgeable and FAST !!!!!




I really appreciated the fast, courteous, ON TIME service and the Expertise, I trust Jame's Plumbing and Heating completely. My issue was resolved faster and less expensive than I thought. I recommend James Plumbing and Heating for any of your needs. The only Plumber you need on speed dial !!! Thank you James Martinez


Dec 22, Chimayo




James was great. He will be our new guy from here on....


Very professional. Always shows up on time. Very serious about their work.





Recommend




Fair, timely & professional!


Great service




Isaac was on time, friendly and capable. Highly recommended.


Help with plumbing needs once again.




We have used James Plumbing for all of our plumbing needs for the past 11 years and have always have received prompt and excellent service at reasonable prices.


great, timely service




James arrived early, diagnosed the problem immediately and made the repair efficiently and effectively.


We will use James' Plumbing again! You can believe that for sure.




1. They asked for a description of the apparent problem; then to save time for everyone asked for a photo of the drip, and asked if we had the faucet model ID. And then they ordered the part! 2. They showed up and at the appointed time! And they were happy to be here! 3. The plumber (Isaac) was nice, thoughtful, and interested in the job. 4. The work was cleanly done and cleanly cleaned up after. 5. Isaac was efficient and very pleasant. 6. The job was done right with care to the fit AND he explained what happened! Wow! 7. The price was extremely reasonable. Who could ask for anything more?


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