We’re not sure how often you think about your plumbing system, but we’re going to guess it’s not often. Of course, you don’t necessarily need to think about it that often. However, there are certain steps that you need to take to make sure that your system stays in good shape for as long as possible. This especially applies to the water line.
The water line is the pipe through which all water flows into your home’s plumbing system. If the water line is in poor condition, it will impact the rest of the home in a pretty substantial way. So, keeping the water line in good shape is one of the best ways to make sure that your plumbing system functions properly.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
Most of the issues that can affect the water line develop slowly over time, which means you’re not going to notice them until they’re fairly developed. The way to counteract this is to schedule preventive maintenance for the pipe. The first step for water line maintenance is video pipe inspection, which allows your technician to find any issues on the inside of the pipe without actually having to dig it up. Any problem areas can be identified and pinpointed, after which point they can be repaired.
Preventive maintenance is the single best way to make sure that problems in the water line are caught before they can cause too much damage. It’s not 100% effective, because nothing ever is. However, it will dramatically lower the chances of a serious issue developing in the water line. You can save thousands of dollars on repair and replacement costs by scheduling preventive maintenance at least once every year or two.
As we mentioned above, preventive maintenance is great, but it’s not perfect. There is still a possibility that something will go wrong with the water line, and if it does you need to be able to identify it. The faster you can tell that your water line is in trouble, the more damage you can prevent by having it repaired promptly. There are a couple of different warning signs that your water line needs repair services.
First, keep an eye out for puddles mysteriously forming in your front or back yard. When a water line leaks or ruptures, the water will bubble up to the surface. Spontaneous puddle generation is one of the most common warning signs that the line is in trouble. Dropping water pressure throughout the house is another warning sign. If it’s just one area of the home having this problem, then the issue is probably more localized. A home-wide drop in water pressure, though, is typically an indication that the water line is leaking or blocked. These are just a couple common indications, though. If you have another reason to suspect that your water line is in trouble, have a professional check it just to make sure.