Your home’s water line is responsible for delivering water from your city’s water supply to your residence. The water main is underground and is usually located under your yard. If your water line breaks or needs to be replaced, it could jeopardize your access to safe, flowing water.
Many people are unaware of the importance of a functional water line, but the last thing you want to happen is to lose access to clean water in your home. As a result, it is important to be aware of the tell-tale signs that you need your water line replaced.
Here are 6 signs that tell you it is time to repair or replace your water line.
Your Home Has Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure coming from just one fixture is usually an isolated problem. However, if all of the plumbing fixtures in your home aren’t getting enough water pressure, you may have a clog in the main water line. Clogs in the main water line cause your plumbing system to work harder to push water throughout your home, causing low water pressure.
Another possible reason for low water pressure is a leak in the main water line. A leak can cause water to seep out from your plumbing system and pool up in other areas of your home. Whether your water line has a leak or a clog, both issues can cause low water pressure and indicate that it is time to replace or repair your water line.
Your Water Bill Has Increased Unexpectedly
Whether it’s a minor leak, a major leak, or a clog that is making your plumbing work harder, these problems make your water bill increase. Sometimes, the leak or clog can be so minor that you don’t realize low water pressure - but you feel it once you get your monthly water bill.
If your water bill is higher than normal and there is no reasonable explanation for it, you may want to call a Pompano Beach plumber. They will inspect your main water line, determine what the problem is, and replace and repair the afflicted fixtures.
Your Plumbing is Getting Clogged More Than Usual
It doesn’t matter how much hair you shed or how well you take care of your existing plumbing - everyone’s drains clog at some point or another. Clogs usually mean something has gotten stuck or built up the drain or pipe. While this usually isn’t a big deal and is an isolated incident, multiple drain clogs or more frequent drain clogs can be a sign that you need your water line replaced.
Multiple clogs in your plumbing can restrict water flow and cause low water pressure. If you suspect clogs in your home that you simply cannot get out, one of our certified plumbers will be happy to help.
Your Water is Discolored
Leaks or breaks in your water main don’t only let water out and cause low water pressure - they can let dirt, debris, metals, and more into your plumbing system. These contaminants may discolor your water, make it smell weird, or produce a bad, bitter taste. In some circumstances, these contaminants can be dangerous to your health.
Typically, if only one fixture is producing discolored water, the problem is isolated and can be fixed by replacing that fixture. However, if all of the water in your home seems discolored or contaminated, you may need your water line replaced.
There is Water Standing in Your Yard
When the grass and soil are exposed to too much water too quickly, water will pool up on the surface forming puddles or mud. If you’ve noticed extra water in your yard - and it hasn’t rained very much or been exposed to excess water of your knowledge - you may be in need of a water line replacement.
Pools of water in your yard could be the result of a faulty water line that has begun leaking. These leaks can become significant, ruining your yard, growing mold, and attracting pests to your home. Don’t let water sit in your yard for too long. Contact a Pompano Beach plumber to get to the root of the problem.
There is an Unexplained Pest Problem in Your Home
Moisture and humidity make the perfect climate for bugs and pests. And, if you suddenly have a pest infestation, it could be a sign you need your water line replaced.
When your water main starts leaking, it will cause water to pool up somewhere else. You may have pools of water standing in your yard or water stains on your ceiling. Pests will be attracted to these pools of water and may make themselves at home in your residence.
While pest problems aren’t always caused by a faulty water line, they often come shortly after a water line becomes defective. If you have a new pest problem in your home and have noticed standing water, it’s time to look into repairing or replacing your water main.
Get Your Water Line Replaced or Repaired Today
Problems with your main water line can be serious, so it isn’t a repair you should put off. Letting a faulty water line exist undiagnosed can lead to serious problems in your home as well as costly repairs. If you suspect a problem with your water line, contact our Pompano Beach plumbers today. We will come out and inspect the problem, make the needed repairs, and replace any faulty equipment so you can relax and enjoy your home. Contact us today to get started.