Signs of a Water Line Leak

by Kevin Smith Author

A water line leak can end up costing you a lot of money in utility bills when it goes undetected. It can also cause serious damage to your foundation, home, and property, so it's important to recognize signs that you may need water line leak repair in Marietta. Here's what to look for.

Higher Water Bills

Higher water bills without any noticeable increase in the amount of water you use monthly could be an indication of a water line leak. If your water bill is inexplicable higher, it's important to look around for other physical signs that could indicate a leak.

Water in the Yard

An important sign to watch for is unexplained water in your yard. If you notice puddles or soggy patches of grass or dirt that can't be explained by storms or typical watering schedules, you may have a leak that needs to be repaired. When you begin investigating you may actually notice a stream of water in the yard or around the foundation of your home.

Water in the Street

If the main water line ruptures near the street you'll likely see water streaming or bubbling in the street. If you notice bubbling water in the street, it's important to contact a plumber right away, even if you haven't noticed other signs of a water leak yet.

Wet Areas

More subtle signs of a water line problem are wet areas throughout your home. This could be puddles in the home, especially around the sinks and on the floor. Some puddles can be behind ceilings and walls, which is why a regular plumbing inspection is a good idea. Discolored areas around the sink, toilet, and tub could also indicate a water line leak. In addition, rings on the ceiling or damp drywall indicate a leak. Water and dampness in your home should be addressed immediately to prevent further problems like mold.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure could indicate either clogged or leaking pipes, so if there's no problem with your water supply but you're still having a problem with low water pressure, you should contact a plumber.

Foundation Cracks

A dangerous sign that you need water line leak repair in Marietta is cracks in your foundation beyond regular settling. This means the leak has been happening for a long time and has weakened the structural components of your home. Call a plumber right away if you notice this and other signs.

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