Top 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 removing waste.
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 line replacement.
Do you know what the signs are? Our expert Atlanta plumbers explore the top 10 signs of water line replacement below.
#1: 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.
#2: 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 need.
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 replacement.
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!
#3: 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.
#4: 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 property.
#5: 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 family's health.
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.
#6: 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.
#7: 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.
#8: Discolored Water
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.
#9: Pest Problems
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:
#10: 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 plumbing maintenance.
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"
● Plumbing Plan — 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:
o Comprehensive plumbing maintenance check
o Flush & clean standard water heater
o Clean visible clogs at sink stoppers
● 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:
o Comprehensive HVAC, plumbing, & electrical maintenance check
o HVAC filter changeout
o Replace light bulbs
o Replace switch/receptacle panels (when needed)
o Inspect panel
● 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:
o Comprehensive HVAC, plumbing, & electrical maintenance check
o Check of static pressure
o Remove debris from inside A/C unit
o Camera inspection of heat exchanger
o 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 line replacement.
Schedule 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!