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If you are like most Atlanta, GA homeowners, you don’t think about your plumbing system. As long as clean water comes out of the faucet and the water flows down the drain, you have nothing to worry about.
What you may not know is that the plumbing system in your home is made up of two main parts. The first is the water supply system. This is the part of your plumbing system that delivers clean, treated water through home. The water supply is made up of various water lines that lead to your faucets, showers, toilets, washing machine, and dishwasher. The second part of your plumbing system is the waste drain system, which is responsible for removing the water and waste from the home.
It is not uncommon for your plumbing system to have issues from time to time. If the issue is with the waste drain system, it will be easy to detect. If your toilet or drains are slow or clogged, you know that there is something wrong. If there is an issue with the water supply system, it can be more difficult to tell that there is a problem. If there is an issue with the water supply system that goes unnoticed, it can cause serious issues, including:
- Higher than average water bill due to a water line leak.
- Mold and mildew growth due to a water leak.
- Contaminated water due to dirt and other debris in the pipes.
Because water line issues can cause such serious problems, it is essential that you are able to recognize the signs that you need to hire a plumber who specializes in water line repair. If you catch the problem early on, it will help you protect your plumbing system, the structure of your home, the health of your water, and your bank account.
#1 Higher Than Average Water Bills
If your water bill is higher than usual, you should think about your water usage. If you have recently filled a pool or hot tub, started using your lawn sprinklers, installed a washing machine or dishwasher, or have done anything else over the last month that required water, it explains the high water bill.
If you haven’t changed your water usage habits, you may need to hire a repair professional for the water line.
If there is a leak in the waterline of your home, it will cause the water to pool behind the walls, making it unnoticeable. Over time, the water will continue to pool, creating structural damage to your home and can promote the growth of mold.
When you call a professional in water line repair, they will be able to detect the leak’s location and make the necessary repair. When they are done, your water bill will go back to normal.
#2 Dirty or Foul Smelling Water
If you turn on the water in your home, and it doesn’t look or smell right, you may need to call a professional in water line repair.
If the water is rusty, corrosion is likely the problem. If the hot and cold water in your home is coming out rusty, the pipes are likely corroded and need to be replaced. If just the hot water is coming out rusty, sediment is likely built up inside the water heater, causing it to come out rusty.
If the water is dirty or foul-smelling, there is a good chance that there is a break in the water main or a water line. These issues can cause dirt and get into the water supply, causing it to come out dirty and smelly. Because it is not safe to cook with, bathe in or drink contaminated water, it is essential that you hire a professional in water line repair as soon as you discover the problem.
#3 Wet Spots Around the House
If you notice water spots on the walls or ceilings of your home, you should call a professional in water line repair immediately. The same is true if there are bubbling patches on the walls or ceilings. If there is a broken water line, the water has to go somewhere, and it will usually pool behind the walls or above the ceilings. If you allow the problem to persist, the water can cause serious structural damage and mold growth. This is why it is important to call a professional in water line repair as soon as you notice the watermarks.
If there is water puddling in your basement, there could be a leak in the water line or the water main, which should also be repaired immediately.
#4 Puddles In the Front Yard
If there is a water line issue in your home, the water won’t necessarily accumulate inside the house. If there is a broken water line or water main outside the house, it will cause water to pool in the front yard. If it hasn’t rained in Atlanta, GA recently and there are large puddles in the yard, you should call a professional in water line repair.
#5 Poor Water Pressure
If you have always had great water pressure in your home and suddenly it is poor, there could be a leak in the water line. If there is a leak in a water line, a large amount of water will pour out of the leak, making the water pressure from your faucets and showerheads weaker than usual.
If you notice that the water pressure in your home is weak, you should call a professional in water line repair. They will be able to use their leak-detecting technology to discover the leak source so that it can be repaired.
If you suspect that you have a water line leak, contact Peach Plumbing & Drain for water line repair. We have over 72 years of combined experience, which should give you peace of mind that you will get the job done right the first time.
We understand that plumbing issues can arise at the most inconvenient times, which is why we offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To schedule an appointment with one of our licensed, highly skilled plumbers, give us at Peach Plumbing & Drain a call today.