Monday, August 3, 2020


Anthony's Plumbing

August 3, 2020 - Monday


If your water bill is higher than normal and you don’t have frequent visitors or changes in your daily routine, it may be the case that you have a slab leak. Slab leaks happen when a water pipe breaks underneath a concrete slab of your house or the foundation of your home. Slab leaks happen for a number of reasons and they can result in some very expensive repair if not treated immediately.


Slab leaks can be caused by corrosion of pipes due to heat, chemicals in the soil, and electrolysis inside the pipes. The constant vibration of water pipes can also produce friction on the pipes, leading to additional wear and tear. The shifting of soils can produce undue pressure on the pipes, as well. So can faulty construction or installation of the pipes.

Pipes underneath the house often run through a slab in several places. When a leak has started, this can also affect the slab, resulting in cracks, mold, a shifting foundation, and a host of other problems.


It’s good to know what the signs of a possible slab leak are. If you hear running water but all the faucets are turned off, there is a good chance that you have a slab leak. A really large water bill is also a big sign. If you have mold growth that can’t be explained, that could be another sign. Wet carpets, floors, and baseboards are also something to watch out for. A foundation that seems to be shifting could be a sign of a slab leak. So can low water pressure.


All of these could be signs of a slab leak, or not. At Anthony’s Plumbing, we specialize in leak detection and emergency services. All of our plumbers are licensed and insured, and we have been in business for over 20 years serving the Inland Empire and much of Los Angeles and Riverside counties.


If you suspect a slab leak, don’t hesitate to call us today. You can’t afford to take your time when it comes to a slab leak. It’s your house and its foundation that are at stake. We’re open 24/7 for all your plumbing needs. Call us now at 909-823-3807 or see more info on our website at:!

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