Leak in the House? Here’s What to Do!

by Parker and Sons Plumbing on October 24, 2014

What Are the Precautions to Take When Discovering a Leak in My Home? 


San Antonio

A leak in your home is an important issue to solve quickly. A leak can be small and only need a minor repair from your local plumber. Some leaks, on the other hand, are more serious and can be a safety concern. The best solution is to have a professional plumbing team assess your leak and give you a free estimate for repairing your home. We can help you with our plumbing services.


Reliable and Quality Repairs

The important factor, with any leak in your home, is the underlying cause of it. Some leaks are obvious to locate, and others take a trained team to find them. A licensed, bonded and insured plumbing team uses the latest technology to locate and repair your damaging leak. Crews are trained to assess why a gas line is leaking. For example, a home gas leak can not go without repair. Gas leaks can be caused by the following:

  • The first step is to turn off your main gas line, that is providing this utility into your home. You can immediately call your local plumber and ask where to turn this off. An appointment to assess any damage needs to be made as well.
  • Gas leaks may be caused by broken gas lines and gas leaks in your interior home piping system.
  • Services, to repair a gas leak, are available as emergency services and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Your initial assessment will take place, after your emergency is resolved by your plumbing team. Technicians will solve your immediate issues, and, then, sit down with you to discuss what needs to be continued. A written estimate is provided, for your complete approval.

Broken Valves in Your Home

Leak DetectionBroken valves can be another critical issue in your home. Valves are used to provide you with the correct amount of gas line service or water service. Broken gas lines and gas valves are usually emergency plumbing issues, that need to be addressed immediately. A broken valve needs to be repaired or replaced. A broken water valve can be expensive and cause significant water damage to your property. A water valve, that has broken off, needs to be repaired quickly and can be a plumbing emergency. An amount of water, that is let into your rooms or underneath your home, can cause permanent property damage. Your floors and ceilings may need expensive repair.

Serving your San Antonio community everyday. For leak detection assistance, Call Parker and Sons at (210) 236-9838 today for reliable plumbing services.


Low Water Pressure? Time to Repipe!

by Parker and Sons Plumbing on October 17, 2014

How and Why You Should Repipe Your Home

San Antonio PlumberAt the heart of a home is the modern conveniences of plumbing and its effectiveness that is central to any working taps, showers and appliances. A plumbing system can only last so long as the pipes are safe and in good condition. Eventually these pipes must wake up to the reality of barriers to water movement, clogged debris and plumbing material issues. The below information is an exploration of the reasons your home needs repiping. We can help with our repiping services.

Changing Water Color

Water stream running red is unavoidable when you have plumbing pipes that are corroded. Even in a moderate amount. It is a helpful indicator because it focuses your attention and hints at changing the pipes. Too much color can lead to eventual breakdown of the pipes and even damage your health.

Low Water Pressure  

After the first flush of water flowing from your tap, you observe a thin stream after a while. This is the biggest sign that the pipes in your plumbing system are starting to degrade. The lack of water pressure is one of the reasons your home needs repiping.

Pipes that are Leaking

Leaky pipes hide behind a wall and can conceal a lot of problems. When you are suspecting leaks in a plumbing system, you have to watch for any wet spots carefully. Don’t be tricked into complacency by doing patchwork on the spots. Any time and any place you see mold growing, examine the pipes carefully to find the places of leaks to control them.

Rust on Pipes

RepipingIf you assume from the beginning that rust is simply a nature’s way of telling that the pipes are functional but overloaded, you are wrong. Rust will eventually destroy the structural integrity of plumbing pipes. Sooner or later, you will foresee or find yourself in a situation where repiping is the only option here.

Malfunctioning of Water Control Knob

What creates the malfunctioning of hot water control knob is not the control itself. It is the pipes. There is a wide variety of ways you can rectify this problem and one of them is by repiping the path leading to the tap or shower. Repiping takes two to three days and there is no need for you to leave your home during the process.

You know how important it is to keep the house and its belongings safe. So, keep your eyes on the pipes; you will be glad you did.

Want to repipe your San Antonio home? Call Parker and Sons at (210) 236-9838 today and get the job done with our services!


Is Your Kitchen Stuck In The Stone Age?

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Why Do I Need a Plumber to Remodel My Kitchen?   When it comes to remodeling a room in the house the kitchen is nearly as popular a choice as the bathroom. However, before you get too deep into a remodeling job it’s a good idea to hire a plumber to make certain things go […]

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Is Your Water Really Supposed to Look That Way?

October 3, 2014

Discolored Water: Causes, Fixes & Prevention   It is probably not the most enticing thing you see coming out of the faucets of your home, in fact, at first glance you might be encouraged to think that there is a problem with the water in your neighborhood. The first thing to keep in mind is […]

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What Is Hydrojetting & What Are Its Benefits?

September 29, 2014

What Is Hydrojetting and It’s Benefits?   Hydrojetting is a method of using high-pressured water to clean drains and piping. Plumbers rely on hydrojetting for commercial and residential use. Hydrojetting equipment performs the job of cleaning and unclogging drains and pipes as it moves through these systems. Most hydrojets are equipped with a half dozen […]

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Absolute “Must Knows” When Hiring a Plumber

September 19, 2014

What To Look For When Hiring a Plumber   The three main things to consider before hiring a plumber are license, insurance and experience. There are other minor thing also, but these are the big ones. These criteria will most often than never, determine the quality job that you get from a plumber. This article […]

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Why getting professional help is better than DIY

September 12, 2014

Reasons why hiring a professional is the right choice for that DIY project   Each of us, as homeowners and people trying to squeeze every dollar we can out of our budgets to make ends meet, have all been tempted to try minor plumbing jobs on our own. We’ve all said to ourselves “that doesn’t […]

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Reasons why remodeling your bathroom is a worthwhile idea

September 5, 2014

Thinking about remodeling your bathroom? Here’s a few good reasons why you should!   Remodeling rooms can be fun and can also add a lot of new things to your home. One of the rooms that many people do not think about remodeling is their bathrooms. Remodeling bathrooms in your home is just as important […]

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Ways to lower the energy consumption in your house

August 29, 2014

Ways to reduce your water heater’s energy consumption   As a plumber I have found that many people can save money and energy on their water heater by following the following steps. Most homeowners do not know that there are ways to maintain a water heaters life the average water heater’s life span is 12 […]

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The one thing you have to do before buying a house!

August 22, 2014

Looking to buy a home? Get the plumbing inspected before you do!   The moment you receive the keys to your new home is likely going to be one of the greatest joys in your life. No longer need you listen to the stipulations of an ungrateful landlord or take up a tiny spot in […]

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