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How To Prevent or Spot Main Water Line Damage

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How To Prevent or Spot Main Water Line Damage

Nobody Wants Sewage in Their Home

Plumbing problems often happen, but there are ways to prevent dealing with the terror of a broken
main water line. Plumbing requires routine maintenance in order to function properly. Having a licensed plumber annually inspect your main water line and plumbing system can help prevent most problems. Don’t wait until your basement is flooded with sewage, protect your home, and schedule an inspection with a plumber today.

Warning Signs of a Damaged Main Water Line

A damaged main water line can cause extensive damage to your home, especially if the flooding includes raw sewage. Nobody wants that. Proper maintenance of your plumbing by scheduling annual inspections, can prevent catastrophic situations. Knowing when there is a problem in your main sewer line is a great way to prevent a plumbing crisis.

Here are some common signs to look out for in order to prevent or spot main water line damage:

Tree Roots

Tree roots are famous for creeping into your plumbing and causing some very destructive clogs or breaking your pipes. A tree is constantly seeking moisture with its roots, and if it’s close enough to the main sewer line, it can squeeze through any joints. Over time those roots will expand until the pipe bursts. A licensed plumber can access where the tree roots have penetrated the pipe and can install new and stronger piping that prevents tree root incursion.

Clogged Plumbing

One common result of a damaged sewer line is clogged plumbing, which could mean that there is a clog somewhere in the main sewer line. Clogs can be caused by multiple things, an accumulation of waste and other debris, tree roots, a collapsed or aging pipeline. Clogs can be a common plumbing problem, but if they happen often enough, it may be time to replace your main water line.

Low Water Pressure

A damaged main sewer line can cause your home’s plumbing several different problems, including low water pressure. If disappointing showers start to become a frequent problem, it might be time to replace your main water line.

Water Pools/Puddles in Yard

Little puddles of water and nice lush patches of grass could be signs of a leaking main water line. The problem could be from other plumbing, but it’s impossible to tell without a plumber to look at it. Contact a licensed plumber to check these puddles out before they become a major problem.

Pipe Noises

Hearing noises when you’re running a faucet is normal, but if hear noises when no water is running through your house, it means there’s a leak somewhere either in your house or main water line. Contact a licensed plumber to inspect for a leak.

High Water Bill

An unusually high water bill when you have not had a car wash fundraiser or filled up your hot tub with water, can usually be an indication that there is a water leak somewhere. If you notice your water bills are consistently higher than usual, your main water line may need to be replaced.

Pest Problems

Damaged sewer lines are an open invitation for pests like roaches and rats that can squeeze into small spaces. If you start to find pests in or around your home, call a plumber immediately, as these pests are a major health hazard.

Don’t let main water line troubles ruin your home. Schedule a pipe inspection today.

Bredahl Plumbing

Main Water Line Damage Repair


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