Dealing With Water Main Leaks:
Here are some of the signs of a water main leak in your home.
When there is a leak in the main water line, there isn’t anywhere for the water to go, except out into the street or your yard. If you see burbling water in the street in front of your home or your yard is spongey without any rain, call the professionals at Jersey Plumbing Service ASAP.
- Wet Walls and Floors/Discolored Dry Wall
Check the floors, walls, as well as ceiling for moisture. Excessive moisture is a sign of a leak in your pipes. Check each room of your household to see if the walls are damp. It is important to check your ceiling for any wet rings or mold. If the signs of a water line leak are not addressed, it can lead to more serious problems like damage to the structure and foundation of your home. Get an inspection by a licensed plumber on your plumbing system.
- Cracks in the Outside Foundation
It is best to have a professional plumber address these issues if you believe you may have a water line leak. As a homeowner, a simple way is to check for cracks. Look at the drywall and exterior paneling of your house to see if you notice obvious symptoms of a leak, like water spots or drip marks. Also, look at the concrete foundation outside your home to see if there are cracks.
- Low Water Pressure
Obviously, if the main water line is damaged, water doesn’t go where it is supposed to, and it will result in lowered water pressure. This becomes apparent in the shower or sink. This may mean that there are ruptures in the water lines or even clogs in the pipes.
- Sound of water
Hearing noises of any kind like bubbling, whistling, banging, and dripping means there is an issue with the line or pipes. These sounds are usually caused by a broken pipe within your home’s plumbing system.