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600 Gulf Freeway 115, Texas City, TX 77591


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Under slab leak detection and Hydrostatic Testing

Hydrostatic Testing

A hydrostatic pressure test is performed on a home or building’s sanitary sewer system to determine if there are water leaks and under slab leaks present in the plumbing system. An inflatable test ball is inserted into building or home main line sewer cleanout and is then inflated in order to block or plug the main sewer line.

How We Do It:

To test for under slab leaks by hydrostatic testing, the sewer system is then filled with water up to slab level, where the water level is observed for up to 15 minutes. If the system does not fill to slab level, or if the water level begins to drop, water leaks are present in the sanitary sewer system. The next phase of leak detection to identify these leaking sewer lines involves a combination of video camera pipe inspection and static leak isolation testing of pvc or cast iron sewer system.


Why our jobs are flat rate?

Our licensed plumbers charge by the job, Not by the hour. This is why here at Buddy's Plumbing in Texas City we provide free estimates so you know the cost BEFORE we start in most cases!