Friday, November 1, 2019

How Does a Slab Leak Happen?

Anthony's Plumbing

November 1, 2019 - Friday


Have you noticed your water bills are on the rise, but there’s no real increase in water usage in your home? If that’s the case, there could be a leak in the slab under your home. Knowing what causes water leaks can help you be more aware of how to maintain your pipes, and if there is ever an emergency, you’ll know exactly what service to ask for when you call us. Creaking, bending, or bubbling floors, along with the smell of mold or mildew are also common signs that there is water leaking in the slab foundation throughout your property. These concerns aren't just costly, they could be putting the structure of your home at risk.

Slab leaks occur in different ways. A water leak could be causing the concrete foundation to crumble, or the soil around the foundation to moisten and give way, reducing the support the foundation has to keep the home in place. Our experts at Anthony’s Plumbing are able to target the leak, repair or replace the pipe, and inspect the water meter and surrounding pipes to look for other water concerns.

If there is a problem where water comes from the city pipe to the house, trenchless repairs may be necessary. You’ll want to have the slab examined if the leak was going for a long time without notice. The longer the leak goes without repair, the more potential there is for damages to all the structural materials throughout the house like the house frame.

As soon as the signs of a slab leak are noticeable around the home, take action and contact a professional from Anthony’s Plumbing to service your home. That way you can restore your home quickly and get back to life! 

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