Water Line Leaks and How To Spot Them

It is rare that you find yourself thinking about your water lines unless something has gone wrong with them. Though you don’t think about them often, you probably should because if something is leaking, you will need to be paying attention. Unfortunately, because water lines are underground and even run underneath your house, it can be hard to tell if one is leaking. It has usually been leaking for some time before you will notice it. Sometimes you will not even know it until you have a plumber out for something else and they find that happening. There are some signs that you should pay attention to or if you notice, call a plumber right away and have it fixed. A leaking water line can waste thousands of dollars a year depending on how bad it is. It can also cause serious damage to your home if you let it go on long enough.

The Signs

Water Bill – Most people will notice if their water bill is increasingly getting higher and higher. This is usually when people start to realize that something is wrong. If you check and see that you don’t have any leaks in your home, but your bill is still rising, you should call a plumber out and have them look for a leak. Since it is usually hard for people that aren’t trained to find water line leaks, it is usually better to just let the professionals handle it from the beginning.

Wet Spots – Have you walked into your backyard and found that you now have a mini swamp in one part of your yard. This is obviously not a normal thing and if you notice this but all of your outside water systems are not leaking to your knowledge, you probably have a leaking water line that has gotten pretty bad.

If you suspect or know that you have a water line leak, give Kinsey Plumbing Services a call at (512) 930-2677 and let the experts handle it for you with no problems at all.