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Is Your Water Line in Trouble?

pipe-water-leakModern living means modern conveniences. But we’ve gotten to a point where certain facets of modern life that used to be “conveniences” are more accurately described as “necessities” or “expectations.” Home automation is a convenience, for those that are technically inclined. Instantaneous access to clean, potable water in our homes, on the other hand, is the norm. From running the dishwasher to doing the laundry and simply brushing your teeth before bed, you need to know that your water supply is reliable.

This is precisely why any problems with your main water line are so troubling. If you have any reason at all to suspect that there is a problem with your main water line, then you need to contact the pros here at The Sunny Plumber Phoenix to schedule service as soon as possible. Certain plumbing repairs in Phoenix, such as fixing a leaky faucet, can wait a bit (but should still be resolved in a timely manner). Problems with your water line most definitely can not wait.

Is There a Problem?

So you know that you need to resolve any problems with your water line sooner rather than later. That does beg the question, however, of how you’re supposed to spot the signs of trouble with your water line to begin with. After all, this pipe is buried on your property, so it is not as if you can simply give it a quick visual inspection. But there are plenty of warning signs that can clue you in on potential problems with the water line.

  • Low water pressure: It is important to note that not every instance of low water pressure is going to be tied back to your main water line. If it is a localized problem, it could be a leaking pipe servicing that area. Not every instance of water line damage will result in low water pressure, either. If low water pressure does strike your entire home, though, it could be the case. Only a professional plumber can tell you for sure.
  • Soggy conditions: Is a section of your yard quite soggy? Is there standing water? We have pretty arid conditions around here, so the ground can typically absorb quite a bit of water. However, if your water line should spring a leak, chances are that you will notice some dampness in the vicinity of that water line. Report any such issues immediately—before your property is seriously compromised.
  • Increased water bills: Have you noticed that your water bills are rising higher and higher? Depending upon the location of the damage to your water line, that could be due to a leak in that pipe. Try shutting off the water throughout your house, leaving it for an hour or two, and then rechecking your meter. If you’ve definitely not been using water, but the meter is creeping up, then there is most likely a leak somewhere: potentially in the pipe connecting your home to the water main.

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