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Do You Have Broken Water Lines?
The water company provides drinking water for consuming and cleaning purposes for both your home and local businesses. Bill Helmken Plumbing in conjunction with your local water purveyor, follow strict regulations to keep your water supply safe. For example, we are backflow certified as per federal regulations.
You may find yourself in a situation where your water supply plumbing has a problem. Sometimes it can be a small drip or a burst pipe emergency situation. You can rest assured that the repairs will be made properly under local, state, and federal regulations. Call Bill Helmken Plumbing today 412-897-4210 to get your water back on!
What Is A Slab Leak?
Slabs are blocks, usually made of concrete, that your home or business has been built upon. You may also recognize it as another name: your foundation. Your home's slab can be prone to leaks despite solid construction.
Concrete is porous by nature. Slab leaks can sometimes be caused by the ground shifting or wear and tear on the pipes themselves.
There are two kinds of slab leaks, a domestic or fresh water leak, and a sanitary or sewer leak. Domestic is the most detectable of the two and will sound like water running somewhere in your home.
Hearing Running Water & The Water's Not On?
You may have a slab leak at your home or at a business. This can be a serious problem and a professional plumber should be contacted right away.
At Bill Helmken Plumbing, we offer 24/7 emergency service to help with these issues. Don't let the problem compound even if you're unsure, give us a call today!
What To Look For
There are a few ways you can determine if your home may have a slab leak:
- Do you hear running water somewhere in your home when no water has been turned on?
- Has your water pressure dropped suddenly?
- Is your foundation leaking?
- Is mold, mildew, or water suddenly showing on your home flooring?
These are only some of the ways to tell if you are in need of slab leak repair in your home. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may be in need of plumbing service.
Low Water Pressure
Sometimes having low water pressure isn't the result of any deficiencies with the water supply plumbing that is located within your property and is your responsibility.
For example, If you live in the City of Pittsburgh Mt. Washington section then your house is obviously built on top of big hill. That means that the water supply to your house has to travel through the force of Earth's gravity more so than other low lying places within the City of Pittsburgh.
For every foot of elevation gain above sea level, you're water supply pressure will decrease .434 psi.
The water supply pressure is lower in Mt. Washington because of the exaggerated distance uphill from the water company's pumping station. If you're water supply pressure is low we can install a booster pump for you.
Give us a call today at:
412-897-4210 or 412-584-5574
We are plumbing experts, serving the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. Day or night, we are here for you. Bill Helmken Plumbing can help you with any plumbing need.