The water line that serves your home is designed to last for many decades, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will. There are a variety of problems that can afflict water lines and shorten their lifespans, made that much more obnoxious due to how difficult they are to detect. If you want your water line to last as long as possible, you should keep an eye out for a couple of different symptoms that it’s in need of repair. Let’s take a look at those symptoms now.
The water line runs from the city water main, or from a well, underground and into your home. When a water line leaks or ruptures, the water that escapes from it tends to bubble up through the ground and form puddles in the yard. If you have puddles forming in your yard for no apparent reason, it’s possible that you have a leak in your water line.
Loss of Water Pressure
A loss of water pressure in a plumbing system tends to indicate a large blockage or leak somewhere in the network. If you’re having a loss of water pressure in every plumbing appliance in your home, it is likely that you have a problem with your water line. Tree roots and corrosion are the most common causes of large blockages or leaks in water lines.
Spike in Water Bills
A water line leak tends to waste quite a bit of water, especially over a period of months. If your water bills suddenly spike in cost for no apparent reason, it’s likely that you have a large leak somewhere in your water line. Call for repairs as quickly as possible to ensure that no more water is wasted.