3 Signs Your Water Lines Have Ruptured

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Water lines are a main component of your home. Without them, you wouldn't have the water you need to cook food for your family, take a shower, brush your teeth and much more. Water should flow freely through the system from one room to another. Unfortunately, there is no way to know when your system is going to fail and your water lines are going to need to be replaced. Here are a few of the signs that mean your water lines ruptured and need to be replaced.

Your water bills start going up.

Regardless of whether you only have a small pinprick in your water line or a major hole, you are sure to notice an increase in your water bill. If your bills start going from a consistent $50 per month on up to $100 or more every month, you know something is wrong and needs to be looked into. Pay close attention to your water bills each month to see if they are staying consistent or changing. Whenever the water bills start to change, you need to call upon a plumber to come out and take a look at it for you.

Your water pressure starts to drop.

In the event that the water main is leaking, it will cause your water pressure to start declining. When you turn on the showers and faucets, the water should come pouring out at a steady rate. If it doesn't, you need to have a plumber come out and take a look at it for you. Drops in water pressure indicate that there is a leak somewhere along the line that has to be taken care of to prevent a complete loss of water.

Your yard is full of water.

Yards aren't meant to be soggy. If it hasn't rained recently and you don't have sprinklers in your yard, there is no reason for a puddle to appear out of the blue. When that happens, it often means that you have a broken line somewhere along the way. Don't ignore the puddle. This is a serious matter that needs to be taken care of before it turns into something worse.

Anytime you notice that something seems off with your water system, you need to turn to someone who can come out and take a look at it for you. The last thing you want is a minor problem to turn into something far worse simply because you didn't take the time to fix it in the first place. Contact a business that handles HVAC service and plumbing for more information.   

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