6 Signs That You Need to Repair Your Water Line

Things to Look Out for

Everyday life in your home requires a lot of water—for bathing, washing, cooking, drinking, flushing, and more. Usually, the complicated plumbing behind these processes works effectively, but occasionally a pipe may spring a leak, causing issues in a variety of ways.

The best way to catch any pipe leaks is to pay attention to anything unusual that starts occurring in your home. Keep an eye out for these red flags that may indicate your water line needs repair:

  1. 1. You notice puddles of water in your yard. If it hasn’t rained recently, but you’re noticing small pools of water or soggy spots throughout your front or back yard, you may have cause for concern. Your water main may have sprung a leak, with water rising to the surface.
  2. 2. There’s a steep increase in your water bills. A rise in water costs on your monthly utility bills should be a red flag that may indicate a hidden water leak. This one may be difficult to diagnose, so it’s best to consult with a professional plumber.
  3. 3. You can hear odd gurgling noises. If turning on the tap at the sink, flushing a toilet, or turning the water on in the bath causes a gurgling sound in a different appliance, that could be a sign of potentially major plumbing issues. Have a professional check it out ASAP.
  4. 4. There are cracks in the foundation of your home. Extended exposure to moisture resulting from a leak in the water line near the ground can cause concrete to absorb water and eventually crack. This is both a plumbing and a structural concern.
  5. 5. Discolored water comes out of the faucet. Even if the water tastes fine and changes back to clear after only a second or two, this is an issue you definitely don’t want to ignore. Brownish water can be a result of dirt entering the water supply through a crack in the pipes. In older homes, it can indicate corrosion of iron or steel plumbing.
  6. 6. Your home has lower water pressure than in the past. Although some things could cause low water pressure temporarily, extended periods of low water pressure in your home are an issue worth investigating. It could be a sign of leaks or a blockage in the water line.

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