Signs of a Water Leak | Water Line Repair Arlington
The water main is the pipe that delivers water to your home from the municipal supply at the water meter. When a problem occurs in the water main, it affects your home’s supply of water, and may affect the water quality. The following are the foremost signs of a water leak that can indicate the need for water line repair in Arlington, or replacement:
Discolored water may be a sign of a problem with the water main. Potential causes of water discoloration can include a leak that is allowing soil and other contaminants into the water supply to your home, and corroded galvanized pipe. In addition, it can also indicate the water supplier is repairing leaks or other providing other repair. When your neighbors are also experiencing discolored water, the latter is a likely cause.
Unexplained Pooling of Water and/or Soggy Areas on the Lawn
When there has not been any rain to explain damp spots, or pooling of water on the lawn, it may be due to a leaking water main beneath the lawn. The water bill can become quite high in a short time so do not delay repair. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for water line repair in Arlington.
Low Water Pressure
When low water pressure is present throughout the home, it may be due to a water leak. While there are other reasons for low water pressure, a leak within a water line is one of them. Contact our expert plumbers for water line repair in Arlington.
Unexplained Increase in Water Bill
An unusual increase in the water bill is likely due to a leak in the water main, or other sources of plumbing leaks. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to schedule service with our experienced, licensed plumbers for professional leak detection, and expert water line repair in Arlington.
Other Potential Signs of a Hidden Leak
- Cracked tile and discolored wood or vinyl flooring
- The sound of running water
- A musty odor due to mold and/or mildew
- Stained drywall, peeling wallpaper and/or paint
- Warped or disintegrating drywall
- There are a number of reasons for an increase in cockroaches, and rodents, and a water leak is one of them
Verifying a Leak
You can use your water meter to verify a water leak before calling a plumber for water line repair in Arlington.
- 1. No water can be used during the test. You will need to shut off the icemaker, and other automatic appliances that may consume water. Providing the test when you are home alone is the best way to assure an accurate testing.
- 2. Check the water meter, if the dial is spinning there is a leak. Otherwise, write down the meter reading. Wait one hour and recheck the reading. If the reading has advanced, you have a leak. If a leak is verified you may be able to narrow its location with the following steps:
- A. If your home has a shut off valve in the basement or near the foundation outdoors, shut it off first. Check for water in the home. If you do not have water in the home, proceed to the next step. If you still have water in the home, the valve is defective. Contact a plumber for replacement.
- B. Check the water meter, if the dial is spinning the leak is in the water main. If your home does not have a shut off valve in the basement or near the foundation you will be unable to narrow the location to within the home or water main without the services of a plumber and specialized equipment. Please note that small leaks may not register on the water meter within this period.
When a Leak is Present
If you verify the presence of a leak, shutting the water off at the meter can stop the waste of water. Furthermore, if the leak is within the home, shutting off the water also stops additional damage to the home and its foundation, while you wait for water line repair in Arlington.
Water Line Services
We can repair and replace the water main from the meter to your home, and provide water line repair in Arlington inside the home’s structure. We offer trenchless pipe repair and replacement, preserving the integrity of your lawn and landscaping.
Replace Outdated Pipes
Nothing lasts forever, and your plumbing is no exception. Older homes are especially vulnerable to leaks. Galvanized pipe is an example of a product that did not live up to its expectations.
Polybutylene is an additional example of a plumbing fail, and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to homes across the United States. Even today, polybutylene remains in countless homes with the potential for causing severe damage. It is estimated that up to ten million homes received polybutylene pipe in the U.S.
If your home contains either of these pipe materials, complete replacement is strongly urged to prevent costly damage.
Benjamin Franklin plumbers in Arlington utilize the latest equipment for locating water leaks, and providing water line repair in Arlington. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for professional, and reliable plumbing repair, installation, and maintenance. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.