Most of us know at least a little bit about our home’s plumbing. Whether we DIY a toilet install or end up having to call the plumber to look at some damaged pipes, we’ve all had experiences here and there. There is one area you may not have thought about though: the pipes that connect your home to public water and the sewer system. As you may imagine, they’re critical to your home and it’s important to ensure these pipes aren’t damaged. If you think you may need a water line repair, look out for these indicators.
1. Higher Water Bills
There are plenty of reasons your water bill might fluctuate. People tend to use more water in the summer for watering the lawn or filling up a pool, but there are other plumbing issues that could cause you to have a higher water bill like a damaged toilet. However, if you’ve exhausted any other possibilities and are still experiencing high utility bills, consider having a professional diagnose whether or not you need water line repair.
2. Strange Sounds
Suddenly hearing strange noises coming from your pipes is a sign of serious trouble. This can come in the form of a gurgling noise from your sink, or strange sounds coming from your toilet, or just hearing all kinds of disturbing sounds when in your basement. All of this may mean trouble for your water line.
3. Damaged Foundation
If you’re dealing with sinkholes or cracks in your foundation, you may need a water line repair service. This is a pressing matter as it can cause major damage to your home’s structure and eventually erode some of your landscape.
4. Low Water Pressure
Experiencing low water pressure is the worst and it’s hard to pin down the cause. These kinds of clogs can happen due to tree root infiltration, clogs, and much more that will impact your water line. These problems may even create enough pressure to crack, and eventually break, your water line, which calls for much more serious water line repair services.
5. Cloudy Water
Some causes of cloudy water include a damaged water heater tank or damage to a specific plumbing fixture like a sink faucet. However, it’s also commonly a sign of damaged or disintegrating pipes such as your water line. An expert plumber will help you find the cause.
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Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!