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Does Your Main Water Line Need Replacing?

Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 11:00 am

It’s no secret that the plumbing system that runs through your entire home has a very important function. There are two main plumbing lines however that your system relies on in order to function at all. These are your sewer line and your main water line. Without these pipes doing their jobs, your home will not be able to get the clean fresh water you need nor will your home’s wastewater be removed properly or safely.

Below, we’ve outlined some of the signs that your main water line may be suffering and could need replacement. If and when it is time for you to replace your water line, it’s important to trust a professional to do the job, as DIY-plumbing projects can end up doing more harm than good. Keep reading for some of the most common signs that your main water line needs replacing.

Soggy Spots in Your Yard

The water line that comes into your home is buried underground. If a leak or leaks have developed in the line, water will begin to seep into the dirt and head towards the surface, eventually creating soggy areas and/or puddles around your yard.

Decreased Water Pressure

When there is a leak or blockage in your main water line, the pressure inside will decrease dramatically. You’ll notice this inside your home as your water pressure will drop along with it. In general, all of your kitchen faucets will display low water pressure when there’s a problem with the main water line. Be sure to call an expert if you notice this.

Discolored Water

One of the leading causes for a failing water line is corrosion. As a result, rust can make its way into your water, discoloring it. If it’s truly a problem with your main water line and not an individual faucet or tap, then you’ll notice this discolored water throughout all of your faucets, whether you are using hot or cold water.

For quality water line services in Olympia, WA, contact Brooks Plumbing Co. today!

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