When it comes to your water line, keeping it well-maintained is extremely important. If your water line is malfunctioning or breaking down, your potable water can be put in jeopardy. This poses a risk of bacteria entering your drinking water and harming you and your family. That’s why we here at Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing are sharing the common signs of a compromised water line, so you know what to look out for!
Luckily your water lines are built to last; however, on the off chance that you have a problem, here are the symptoms that may manifest letting you know that your plumbing networks need attention:
#1: Patchy & Soggy Lawn
If you notice that your lawn is inconsistent in moisture content, it is important to have a professional plumber come out to your home to take a peek. Soggy spots on your lawn can indicate a leaking water line. If you have puddles forming, make sure you address this issue ASAP! If your crack is extreme, you may need to replace your lines.
#2: Decrease In Water Pressure
A drop in your water pressure is a telltale sign of a plumbing issue. Although there are numerous potential causes for such a change, ranging from a clog to a crack in your water line, you’ll need to have this repaired to restore sufficient water flow to your fixtures.
#3: Shift In Water Color
Discolored water should be taken seriously. If you are experiencing consistent, brown-tinted water flowing from your fixtures, immediately stop drinking from your water supply. This is a sign that your pipes have experienced serious corrosion and dirt, rust, and other debris may be entering your water supply. You’ll need to completely replace your water lines if your pipes are beyond repair.
#4: Spike In Your Water Costs
If your monthly water costs have skyrocketed out of the blue, without an increase in use, this is an apparent sign that your plumbing may be leaking. Be sure to take note of your water bills and keep them logged in excel or a notebook. That way, you have a record of your water use and costs. This makes it easy to see when things do change. Take the guesswork out of it, and your home will be better guarded against the unexpected. Not to mention, well-maintained water pipes will decrease your bills, as there will be no obstructions that make your system run harder to achieve your water pressure needs. Clean pipes equate to easy operation, so make sure you schedule regular plumbing maintenance to keep your system running efficiently.
#5: Aged-Out Piping
Depending on the type of piping that you have installed in your home, the lifespan of your network will change. If your home was built 60 plus years ago, your pipes are likely that old. Once your pipes have reached this age, it is time to think about replacement. Outdated pipes begin to deteriorate over time and can lead to corrosive elements entering your water supply. Make sure you are aware of your home plumbing installation date to ensure your family is running a clean and safe water network.
For your water line repairs, replacements, and installations, contact Brownie's Septic and Plumbing, LLC at (407) 890-0116! We are here to help maintain your systems. We are continuing to practice CDC recommended protocols to ensure that both our technicians and our clients remain safe and healthy throughout any service call. Don’t hesitate to reach out!