As a property owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that everything on your property is running smoothly. One of the essential parts of any house is the plumbing system, particularly the water line system. Some homeowners often forget to have their pipes checked. Failure to replace an old or damaged pipe will lead to some leaky pipelines, or worse: flooding from a ruptured water line. Apart from having a licensed professional to examine the condition of your pipes, you should also be mindful of the many signs of an old or broken water line. Here’s a list of the four signs of a damaged water line system.
Water Coming Out from Taps is Discolored
There are times when the water coming out of your taps or other plumbing fixtures is a bit discolored. But this shouldn’t raise the alarm just yet. You see, there’s occasions when rusty water is dispersed because of ongoing work within the water pipe connections, or you just happened to turn off your water supply for a long time. Additionally, if you have well water, it might just be a sign that a filter has to be changed. However, if your faucets are always dispensing discolored water, it is a different story since this indicates the pipeline is too corroded and degraded. If this is the case, you might have an issue with your water line.
Water Pressure is Weaker
Weakened water pressure can be an indication of a broken pipeline. Pinholes or small leakages on the pipes sap out water continually – causing low water movement. Of course, this is not the only cause of weaker water pressure. Get a professional plumber to evaluate your water line to confirm what is truly causing the low water line pressure.
Blocks in the pipe can happen due to mineral and debris buildup. Unclogging these clogs in the fixtures isn’t too tricky. You do have to be alert if these clogs are a common occurrence. The water line could have collapsed and become the cause of the clog. Extreme corrosion in the pipelining could cause blockages in the water line path. The worst thing that could happen is when the water pipes give in and pop, creating an ugly flood in the house.
All kinds of pipes will eventually age and become unusable. You should become familiar with which type of pipes are used for your water system and how long they typically last. Ask the plumbers from B&D Plumbing if you have any questions about the type of water line pipes.
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