Water leaks represent a danger to your home and property because they can cause significant damage and money loss. Whether it's a leak in the main water line or a leak somewhere inside the house, you must diagnose the problem and fix it as soon as possible. At Charles Krull & Son, Inc. Plumbing & Heating, we've served the Malverne, NY, residents with water leak repair for five generations. Call us to schedule an appointment today.
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Signs You Have a Water Leak
Water main lines are buried underground, so it's not easy to know there's a leak in the system. Unfortunately, these leaks can go on for long periods of time and cause significant damage to your property. Typical signs of an undetected main line leak are overly saturated portions of your lawn. Also, hissing sounds coming out of your plumbing indicate a possible leak in the main line. Failing to catch and fix these leaks can lead to sinkholes and foundation damage.
Indoor plumbing leaks are easier to detect, but still, sometimes go unnoticed. A sudden rise in your water bill is often the first clue of a leak. Water spots on the walls are also a red flag that something is wrong. Lastly, the buildup of mold indicates too much moisture is in the house. Ignoring indoor water leaks is just as bad as neglecting outdoor leaks. Damage resulting from an indoor leak includes furniture damage, wood rot, and mold.
If you notice any of the signs mentioned above, call a professional residential plumber for an inspection.
What Causes Water Line Leaks?
Many homeowners here in Malverne experience leaks in the main water line at one point or another, and when these occur, it requires the help of a trained professional to fix the problem.
The main water line is the main pipe that brings water into your home and is usually buried underground. This pipe connects your home to the community's water supplier. Common problems that develop in this pipe include holes or cracks that form from corrosion or earth shifting. Also, water pipes are under pressure, so a break in the main line causes water to flow out of the pipe, which can make its way up to the surface.
If you suspect there's a leak in your main line, shut off the valve that brings water into the main or have the water supplier do it. Once the water is off, contact your plumbing professional to find out whether a repair or replacement is in order.
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Water Main Repair & Replacement Tips
If your water leak detection company determines you have a leak in your water line, time is of the essence, and you must repair it ASAP to prevent long-term damage to your home. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
- Choose a full replacement if your home is over 50 years old or if the problems you're experiencing have been going on for many months or years.
- Call to find out where utility lines run under the property before you dig to avoid service interruptions or possible electrocution.
- Call an expert to fix your main water line instead of trying to do it yourself. Many who attempt DIY repairs often pay more, in the long run, having to do the work over or fix problems one could avoid had they used a professional.