Your water line is the pipe that runs from the city water main, or from your well, into your home’s plumbing system. All water that your plumbing system uses comes from the water line, which is a vital part of your home’s infrastructure. Your water line also has to deal with some problems that the rest of your plumbing system does not. Let’s take a look at some of the unique issues that can affect your water line, and what to do about them.

Tree Roots

Tree root systems are very large and wide-reaching, far beyond the visible part of the tree. As a tree root expands, looking for new sources of water, it may sometimes encounter the water line. The tree root will bore into the water line, and then start to grow. If the problem goes long enough without being discovered, an entire complex of roots can block up the inside of the water line. The roots also poke holes in the pipe, requiring that it be replaced.

Lime Scale

Even if you have a water treatment system installed in your home, it doesn’t do any good for the portion of the water line that’s located outside. Lime scale is just as much of a threat to your water line as it is to the rest of your plumbing system. If the problem isn’t taken care of, it can restrict the flow of water through the line and make your entire plumbing system less efficient.

The best way to deal with both of these problems is to have your water line inspected at least once a year. This will help catch any problems with the water line early.

The Trusted Plumber offers a full range of water line services throughout Peoria, AZ. Call today to set up an appointment.

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