Signs You May Need to Replace or Repair Your Water Line
Even a minor crack in your water line can cause a tremendous amount of damage in a short period of time and potentially put your family’s health at risk. Standing water often results in foundation cracks, pest infestations, patches of mold, and a myriad of other serious issues. Here is a quick look at just a few of the signs that it might be time to contact Beehive Plumbing to have your water line repaired or completely replaced.
Fluctuating Water Pressure
As long as your home’s plumbing system is relatively new, the water pressure in each of your faucets should remain consistent. Quite a few different plumbing issues can cause fluctuating water pressure, but a crack in the water line is one of the leading culprits. Homes can also lose water pressure if lime or other types of sediment build up in the main water lines, and that is another common problem that must be taken care of as quickly as possible to prevent back pressure.
From the moment that you notice any discolored water coming out of your faucets or shower heads, you should immediately contact Beehive Plumbing to schedule an appointment. While the discoloration might be caused by nothing more than some residual sediment, it could also be a sign that your water line is severely damaged and dangerous contaminants are getting into the system. Those who ignore the discolored water could permanently damage appliances and fixtures throughout their home.
Soggy Patches on Your Lawn
A healthy lawn should be able to drain quite a bit of water, and that means most soggy patches are caused by rainstorms, broken sprinklers, or cracked water lines. When enough water has leaked out of the pipes, it often feels as if it is collecting in a bubble directly under the grass. You might also notice unusual signs of water damage in the lowest areas of your lawn such as near fence posts.
High Water Bills
One of the most effective ways to tell if you have a leak is to keep a close eye on your water bill. These bills can fluctuate between the seasons, but they shouldn’t skyrocket from one month to the next. You can also use your water meter to see if you could have a leak somewhere on your property. After turning off all of your faucets and appliances, your water meter should be completely still. You are most likely dealing with a leak if the gauge continues to move even when no water is being used in your home.
A damaged water line is one serious problem that should never be ignored. Our experienced plumbers are devoted to getting the job done right the very first time, and that is why we are proud to offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on all of our services. If you have recently noticed any problems with your water line or plumbing system, then please contact us today for a free estimate.
About the Author:
Matt Naylor is a licensed Master plumber and a Licensed Plumbing Contractor. He has been operating a family-owned business since 1999. His company provides top-notch plumbing services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
3221 S Maple Way
West Valley City, UT 84119