Here at Day and Nite Plumbing and Heating, one of our areas of expertise is the water line in your home. This brings clean water into your house or apartment and serves an incredibly important role in your plumbing infrastructure. A variety of factors can wear down your water line over time. Like many of the things in your house, the water line will eventually need to be replaced.
It pays to know some early warning signs of water line problems. Knowing when your water line is first experiencing issues could allow you to replace it before any major damage is done. Here's a look at what you should look out for.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure is always a sign that you may need the expertise of a licensed plumber. In addition to many other plumbing issues, low water pressure could also indicate a problem with your water line. A big drop in water pressure could mean that your main water line is cracked or damaged. That means that it's losing water, which would explain the drop in water pressure. We can see if your water line requires a replacement.
Rising Water Bills
An increase in your water bill could also be a sign of a problem with your water line. A leak means that you're using up more water while doing the same things, so examining your water line might be a good idea at this point. You'll save money on your bill and fix your water line before it becomes a more costly and annoying problem. Even if your water line isn't the culprit, one of our experts can help you fix any leaky plumbing that's causing an uptick in your water bills.
Water that's the wrong color could also indicate an issue with your water line. If your water looks more brown and less clear, it could show that your water line is in need of repair or replacement. Significant corrosion could be causing your discolored water, as could dirt that enters into your cracked water line. Either way, you'll probably need our assistance. We can find the specific trouble spots in your water line and repair them if needed. You don't want to delay when you're dealing with a potential water line problem.
A damaged water line could also result in some annoying clogs. A buildup of debris is a common cause, but a heavily corroded water line could give waste and everything else even less room to move through. That means clogs could become more common. A water line that's collapsed could also be the culprit. If you're experience frequent clogs, the water line might be the problem.
Wet Spots in the Yard
If you go out to your yard and notice small pools of water or patches of grass that are damper than the rest, that could show that your water line is leaking. A significant crack could result in a water line that leaks water into the nearby soil. Contact us at (425) 775-6464 and have a licensed plumber take a look