10 Signs You May Need Water Line Replacement
Your water line is the main pipe that carries
water from the municipal main to the inside of your home to a meter. It allows
water to enter your home for everyday necessities, like drinking, washing and
If you have any damage to your water line, it
can impact your everyday life and undermine your home's comfort, health, and
safety. There are several common signs that can indicate that you need a water
Do you know what the signs are? Our expert
Atlanta plumbers explore the top 10 signs of water line replacement below.
Plumbing Clogs More Than Usual
How are your drains performing? Are they
smooth and fast, or are they clogging more than usual? When was your home's
last comprehensive plumbing maintenance check?
Here's what you should know about plumbing
clogs: One clogged drain could be for numerous different reasons, but multiple drains clogging at the same time could indicate a more serious problem
with your water line.
It's important to have a licensed plumber
perform a diagnosis and make recommendations about your sewer repair and sewer line replacement needs.
Pool of Water in Your Front Yard
While clogged drains can indicate a plumbing
repair or replacement need, this next
item on our list is a more definitive sign of a water line replacement
Yes, if you have a pool of water in your front
yard—that is otherwise a dry yard—it's time to call a licensed Atlanta
plumber, as this is a classic sign of a water line
Essentially, your water line, that is either
under the house or underground, could have ruptured. As a result, water could
appear in your yard, on the sidewalk, or on the street.
Thus, if you have a pool of water in your
front yard, you don't wait to consult with an Atlanta plumbing expert. The
longer you wait, the more you risk it!
Higher Water Bill
Has your water bill significantly increased
recently? Are you noticing unusual spikes in your bill? A leaking water line
could indeed be the problem.
Water in Your Home
Number four on our list of the common signs of
needing a water line replacement is water in and around your home. For example,
there could be puddles collecting under sinks or in walls / ceilings. There
could also be water stains around toilets and plumbing fixtures.
Such puddles are not normal, and you should
get to the bottom of why your home is experiencing this problem before it gets
any worse and does some serious damage to your plumbing system and your overall
Mold or Mildew in Your Home
If you have mold or mild in your home, this
could also be a sign of water line that's leaking. Too much moisture can cause
mold and mildew to appear in your home, which can pose a risk to you and your
As such, pay attention to the presence of mold
or mildew and take proper action. Additionally, watch out for damp drywall.
Mold and mildew can cause damage to your
home's structure and foundation. Get it inspected immediately by professionals
who can determine if you need a water line repair or replacement.
Strange Noises from Plumbing Pipes
If you're hearing strange noises, such as
hisses, whistles, or bubbles, from your pipes, this is not normal. It could
mean a serious plumbing issue.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure in any plumbing fixture
negatively impacts your home comfort. Even more, low water pressure in multiple plumbing fixtures can be an
indication of something major.
Don't overlook low water pressure issues in
your home. It's best to act on such issues quickly, rather than wait it out.
Your water line may be leaking, and the longer you wait, the more severe the
issues can become.
If your home's water does not look, smell, or
taste normal, your water line may have a break in it that is causing
contaminants to infiltrate your water.
If your water is discolored, smells or tastes
bad, it's time to have an Atlanta plumber take a closer look into your plumbing
system to identify why.
Are more pests and rodents appearing in your
home? They could be coming due to a crack or opening in your main water line.
Yes, a pest infestation could indicate
problems with your plumbing system. So before you think of just applying pest
control, think about your plumbing, how it's been maintained, and when it was
last inspected, which brings us to the last item on our list:
Lack of Regular Plumbing Maintenance
Your plumbing system and its components
undergo wear and tear over time. As a result, your home should have regular
It's important to have a regular inspection
conducted by licensed professionals. If you have neglected your plumbing
maintenance, it's time for a check-up including of your main water line.
You may also want to consider one of our
maintenance membership plans at Estes Services. Starting at $7.25 a month, you
can receive a routine plumbing maintenance check from us.
We have several plans, the Plumbing Plan, the
Whole-Home-Standard, or the Whole-Home Supreme, to choose from that offer the
plumbing maintenance you need for your house.
All of these plans, which start at just $7.25
a month, include priority service, up to 15% of all repairs, and one year
warranty on all repairs. Here's more details about the plans"
— This plan starts at just $7.25 a month, and it's a simple way to get started
on your home's routine plumbing maintenance needs. It includes the following:
Comprehensive plumbing maintenance
Flush & clean standard water
Clean visible clogs at sink
Whole-Home Standard — This plan starts at $25.95 a month and is catered for your
home's HVAC, plumbing and electrical maintenance. It includes everything in the
Plumbing Plan and the following:
Comprehensive HVAC, plumbing,
& electrical maintenance check
HVAC filter changeout
Replace light bulbs
Replace switch/receptacle panels
Whole-Home Supreme —
This plan starts at $33.95 a month and is for the ultimate indoor comfort. It
includes everything in the Whole-Home Standard as well as the following:
Comprehensive HVAC, plumbing,
& electrical maintenance check
Check of static pressure
Remove debris from inside A/C unit
Camera inspection of heat
Clean and wax outdoor HVAC unit
Each of these plans would help ensure that
your water line is better-taken care of and does not lack proper maintenance.
With that, we conclude our list of the top 10 signs that you may need a water
Service with our Atlanta Plumbers Today
As discussed, these common signs could
indicate a potential problem with your water line. Our team of expert Atlanta
plumbers can help you determine what is going on with your plumbing system and
if you need a water line replacement.
We service the greater Atlanta area, including
Alpharetta, Buckhead, Decatur, Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Fayetteville, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Marietta, Midtown, Peachtree City, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Virginia Highland.
If you are experiencing any of the signs
addressed above, you should schedule service with our team today. It's that
Easy, it's Estes!