Water lines are meant to last up to a century under the right circumstances. That means that for a number of people, replacing the water line will never be an issue. Sooner or later, though, every water line will need to be replaced. You can tell if your water line might need replacing by watching for a number of signs. The sooner you recognize the signs, the sooner you can have the line replaced before more serious problems are caused. Let’s take a look at some of those signs now.
Drop in Water Pressure
A drop in water pressure typically means that there is a leak or blockage somewhere in the plumbing. If you are experiencing a drop in water pressure across all plumbing appliances in your home, though, it means that the problem is likely located in your water line. Corrosion can cause leaks or ruptures in the line. Tree roots can even grow into the line, preventing water from flowing into your home. Depending on the severity of the drop, your water line may be damaged beyond repair. You’ll need to have the line examined by a professional to be certain.
The water line runs from the municipal water main to your home, passing under most of your property to get there. If your water line ruptures, one of the primary indications is pools of water forming in your yard. If you see pools of water forming in your front or back yard for no apparent reason, it’s likely because you have a large leak in your water line. Depending on how many pools have formed, and how quickly, you may need to replace the line.
If you need to have your water line replaced, call Saddleback Plumbing. We offer comprehensive water line replacement services throughout Ladera Ranch, CA.