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Signs of Water Line Problems

sunny-plumbersFor all of your plumbing system you actually can see, there is a lot that you cannot. From pipes that pass through your walls and above your ceilings to those are buried on your property, there is much more to your plumbing system than meets the eye. This is obviously a good thing as far as aesthetics and functionality go. You don’t want to be tripping over exposed pipes, nor do you want to be looking at pipes all over your home. It can also make it tough to recognize a problem with a pipe, though.

Your water line is one of the most important pipes around, and it is responsible for actually delivering water into your home. If there is a problem of any kind with your main water line, then you are definitely going to want to have that problem resolved as soon as possible. To do so, just give the professional plumbers at The Sunny Plumber Tucson a call. We can handle your water line services in Tucson, AZ properly. Here are some tips to help you recognize such trouble. 

What to Look Out For

Okay, so your main water line is buried underground. How exactly are you supposed to realize that there are problems with that pipe? Well, there are actually a lot of different warning signs you may notice, provided that you know what it is that you are looking for.

First and foremost, look for soggy patches on your property. We don’t have particularly wet conditions around here, so this should be an obvious sign something is amiss. Don’t downplay it if you find yourself squishing into the yard when walking out the door.

You should also be paying attention to your water bills. Even if you have this bill set up for automatic payments, you should keep track of what you’re spending. Obviously, you are going to see some fluctuation in your water costs. If you see a spike that you cannot explain, hoewever, it may be due to water being wasted by a leaking water main.

One thing that you can do is shut off every fixture and appliance in your home that uses water. Check the water meter, and then come back and check it again in an hour or so. If it seems like water is still being used, then you could have a leak on your hands.

Finally, pay attention to water pressure throughout the house. If you just have a single faucet with low water pressure, then it is probably not a water line issue. If low water pressure is a problem throughout your entire home, though, this could well be the case. You won’t always encounter low water pressure with water line leaks, but it should definitely be taken as a red flag if it’s a problem in your home.

Contact a member of our team with any questions that you may have. Swift action is the best way to prevent serious damages to your property.

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