A break in a home’s water supply line may not be the most common plumbing problem; however, it certainly isn’t rare. A broken water line is going to elevate the water bill, and cause extreme inconvenience. Unfortunately, not all water leaks are as obvious as a large puddle of water on the lawn or a geyser spurting into the air. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing can take care of it for you. Contact our dedicated and skilled plumbers for water line repair. The following is what you need to know when a water leak is known or suspected.
The observation of a stream or puddle of water when and where it shouldn’t be is the most common sign of a water leak. A sign not always noted is the sound of running water. This is most obvious at the source of the leak, or at the location of the water supply line where it enters the home.
Low water pressure may indicate a leak. Check with your neighbors, if their water pressure is also low, the city is likely providing maintenance or repair to the municipal system. However, leaks can be present without any noticeable loss of water pressure. Additional signs of a water leak may include:
- Puddles or streams of water on the lawn
- Water running into the street
- Green, lush grass surrounded by less healthy grass may indicate the need for water line repair
- Discolored water can indicate a break in the water supply line, allowing surrounding soil to enter the home’s water supply
- Elevated water bills are often the first indication of a water leak
- Damp Sheetrock
Contact a professional licensed plumber for leak detection, repiping, and water line repair. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Columbus, GA offers professional plumbers available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for your emergencies.
Water Leaks and the Causes
Eventually, your home’s plumbing will require repiping. There are numerous potential causes of your home’s water supply pipe leaking. A few of the common causes include:
- Age, and the natural process of wear and tear on the piping
- Poor quality installation or substandard piping material
- Damage due to tree roots
- Damage due to other utility companies or workers
- Shifting soil and/or earthquakes
Water Line Repair
The type of water line repair you need will depend on the factors of age, condition, pipe material and the history of repair. The replacement of deteriorated, aging waterline as soon as possible is recommended. In the past, galvanized pipe, and polybutylene were widely installed in plumbing both in the home and outside. Both materials are defective and can result in costly leaks. Complete replacement of these materials is highly recommended. You can rely on a Benjamin Franklin plumber to adhere to and/or exceed the industry standards with professional expertise, integrity and honesty.
If you are experiencing a water leak, and you’re in need of water line repair , a Benjamin Franklin plumber will provide you with a professional assessment and the best solution for you. As plumbing emergencies seldom occur at a convenient time, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. We serve Columbus, GA, Phenix, Opelika, Auburn and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.