3 Signs of Main Water Line Leak
A main water line leak, or any water leak for that matter, is a disaster for your home and your water bill. When you have a water main leak, every second counts, and recognizing the signs is important for the health of your home’s plumbing system.
Our team of expert plumbers at A. Fagundes Plumbing & Heating Inc. wants to help you identify when there’s a water main leak so that you can take action and address it as soon as possible.
Causes of Water Line Leaks
There are many different causes of water line leaks. Here are some of the most common causes:
Extremely cold or hot weather leads to stress on in-ground pipes and causes them to rupture over time.
Older pipes that have cracks and corrosion.
Water lines damaged by heavy machinery after landscaping.
Signs of Main Water Leaks
While the cause of a water leak isn’t determined until after the fact, here are some signs to look out for if you believe there is a leak.
1. Wet Floors and Walls
One of the easiest ways to find a water leak is by paying attention to your walls and floors. If there is excess moisture present or unexplainable puddles in certain areas of your home, these signs could point to a leak. It’s best to call a plumber if you begin to notice moisture in your floors or walls.
2. Puddles in the Yard or Street
Have you noticed puddles of water around your yard or on the street outside of your home? The lines that run underground outside your home could mean there’s a burst pipe. We recommend calling your local water company and plumber to confirm a leak.
3. Low Water Pressure
If you’ve gotten in the shower lately and noticed the water pressure was lower than normal, the issue could be a leak in the main water line. Other places to look for low water pressure are the sink and washing machine.