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4 Signs You May Have a Water Line Problem

Posted on: September 19, 2016

The water line: it’s the starting point of your home’s plumbing system. Without it, you wouldn’t have any fresh water coming from the municipal system, and many daily tasks would turn impossible. Fortunately, water lines are built for durability, and most of the time you won’t have to worry about getting fresh water into your home.

But there’s no way that a water line can be completely invulnerable. At some point you may encounter breaks in the line that will put your home’s water supply in jeopardy. If you look for early warning signs that something is wrong with the line, you’ll be able to contact our professional plumbers and have the problem fixed. Below are some signs to watch for:

  1. Low water pressure: A drop in water pressure at taps and appliances all around the house is often due to trouble in the municipal water supply. But if the problem lingers for a few hours, we recommend you call our plumbers to take a look. This could indicate a major leak along the water line.
  2. Water discoloration: People usually expect to see rusty tints in their water after a return from a long vacation. If this discoloration starts to appear at other times, it’s often a warning that the water line is corroding or that soil and dirt are entering through breaks.
  3. Damps areas on the lawn: If you find puddles and other wet spots on your lawn that you can’t account for due to the weather or sprinklers, it could be water escaping below from a broken water line.
  4. High water bills: If you keep a watch on your utility bills from month to month, a sudden rise in your water usage will stand out. If you cannot account for this water bill spike, the problem might come from the water line. You’ll need plumbers to locate where the water loss is coming from in your house.

You can depend on the professional plumbers Bud Matthews Services in Durham, NC. We’re here for all your home service needs.

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