The main water line is the most important part of your home’s plumbing system. Whether you get your home’s water from the city, or from a well, all water that enters your home comes through a water line. Therefore, it’s a good idea to ensure your water line stays in good shape!
There are a number of factors to watch out for that indicates your water line is in disrepair. If you do notice any of the following symptoms, we urge you to give a professional Raleigh, NC plumber on our team a call for repairs right away.
A Drop in Water Pressure
A decline in water pressure in just one section of your home may indicate a leak or blockage that’s forming in that part of the system. When it happens throughout your entire home, then you have a bigger problem.
A drop in water pressure throughout the home often signals a problem with the water line itself. Be sure to give us a call right away when you notice this.
Have you noticed puddles seemingly randomly developing in your front your backyard? Unless you have a broken sprinkler system in that exact location or you had a lot of rain with bad drainage, chances are you probably have a main water line or sewer line problem. When leaks occur in either of these pipes, water will often bubble up to form puddles on the surface.
Your water line runs beneath your property before it reaches your home, which is why you should always keep an eye on your yard. Any leak that’s big enough to actually make noticeable pools is likely something that should be repaired as quickly as possible. The last thing you want to deal with is replacing the entire water line—which can happen if it ruptures badly enough!
Detecting the Location of a Leak
What if you suspect you have a leak somewhere along your plumbing, but you don’t know where it is? Can you locate a leak all on your own? There are methods in which you can determine if you have a leak, which we covered above. However, you can’t actually detect the location of leaks yourself—unless of course it’s spouting out of a pipe clearly underneath your kitchen sink or another apparent place.
The job of professional leak detection is up to trained plumbers who can find exactly where they’re happening so that they can adequately repair them. To pinpoint where the leak is, our professionally trained and licensed plumbers use high-end professional-grade equipment such as ground microphones, listening discs, thermal scanners, and/or video pipe inspection equipment.
These methods are critical in finding the exact location of pipe leaks so plumbers can repair them while doing the least amount of disruption to your home. Otherwise, you could find yourself digging up parts of your property or trying to get behind drywall to inaccurately find a leak, and cause costly damages to your home.
At One Call Plumbing, we are “Blending Technology with Traditional Values.” Contact us today for reliable plumbing services!