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Do I Need a Water Line Replacement?

child-doing-dishesYou don’t need us to explain to you how necessary it is that you have access to clean, potable water in your home. The days of gathering water from a brook or lowering a bucket down into a well are far behind us—and good riddance! The ability to simply open a faucet and have water flow out is so common and inherent in our daily lives that it is easy to take for granted. Easy, that is, until something goes wrong!

If you need a water line replaced, then you really need to get in touch with a plumber in Rancho Cucamonga immediately. This is simply not the type of job that you can put on the back burner. That being said, a swift response to any such problems does require that you recognize those problems to begin with. Today, we’re going to explore some of the warning signs that suggest that a water line replacement may be necessary.

How Is Your Water Pressure?

There are few experiences as disheartening as hopping into a cool, refreshing shower after a long day of work only to find an unenthused dribble springing forth from the shower head. This low water pressure is much more than a common inconvenience, though. It could actually suggest a pretty serious problem with your plumbing system.

Now, it’s important not to jump to any conclusions here. There are a lot of reasons why your water pressure may drop, including issues with the municipal supply itself, as well as problems such as hard water deposits in your pipes. Even if you do have a leaking water main, it may not result in a noticeable drop in water pressure. That being said, this could be the cause of the problem, especially if it strikes throughout the entire house. A professional plumber can tell you for certain.

Is Your Yard Soggy?

We certainly don’t live in the rainiest area around here, so a soggy yard or signs of water collection around your property should definitely set off some big alarm bells. Don’t ignore it. Your water line is definitely a prime suspect in such situations.

Did you know that thirsty vegetation is actually one of the major causes of damage to water lines? Believe it or not, vegetation roots are strong enough—and determined enough—to break right into water lines as they seek the water that they need to thrive. Once they find it, they can clog up the line or lead to damages that cause leaks.

Keep an Eye on Those Bills

Even if you have no need to be overly budget conscious, you should still be monitoring your water bills. Obviously, your bill is going to be higher the more water that you use. That being said, spikes that cannot be explained away by use could indicate a leak in the system.

To do a simple check, make sure that no water is in use in your home, then go shut off the main water valve. Check your meter before doing so, then in an hour or two. If the meter is still creeping up, it may be due to water wasted by a leaking water line. If you do need water line services, including water line replacement, then The Sunny Plumber SoCal is the company to call.

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