Finding standing water on the lawn is a tell tail sign of a water line leak. Unfortunately, leaks aren’t always this obvious. An additional sign of a water leak may be reduced water pressure. For example, it may take twice as long as is normal for the tub to fill up. One of the most common clues is an elevated water bill. Unfortunately, water leaks are a problem numerous homeowner’s are confronted with every year. In the following, these and other potential signs of a water leak are examined, enabling you to recognize when a leak occurs. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for water line repair in Fort Worth.
Wet Lawns and Water Puddles
The water line delivering water to your home lies beneath your lawn, and connects to the home’s water meter. How a break in the water line may present itself in part depends on where the leak is located in the pipe, how large the leak is, the depth of the pipe underground, and the type of soil. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to schedule water line repair in Fort Worth.
The leak may be obvious with water bubbling up out of the ground, and the larger the leak the more aggressive this will be. However, not all pipe breaks result in water bubbling up in this manner. The water may rise to the top of the ground in a less obvious way, with water standing on the lawn, or it may run off into a neighbor’s yard, to a street or drive, or down a slope. In other words, the water is going to follow the path of least resistance. A smaller leak may create soggy soil, especially during droughts, without standing water. Green, lush grass surrounded by less healthy appearing grass may be a clue for a water line leak, and the need for water line repair in Fort Worth.
It’s also worth noting, the standing water on the lawn may not be originating from your own water line. If the water is standing in the middle of an otherwise dry lawn, it’s likely a leak in your own pipe. However, a stream of water running across your lawn may be from a neighbor’s leaking water line.
Decreased Water Pressure
There are numerous potential causes underlying low water pressure in your Fort Worth home. When low pressure is present in a single area, the problem is most likely localized. However, if low water pressure is throughout the home, the problem is probably likely to be with your main water line. Contact a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Fort Worth for an accurate diagnosis and professional water line repair in Fort Worth.
Discolored water may be due to one of several sources. Common problems behind it include corroded piping, contamination due to a pipe break, or municipal repair on a water main. When due to municipal repairs, water should clear up in a short time. However, if the discoloration is coming from corroded pipes, your home requires repiping. In addition, corroded pipes have an adverse effect on water quality, and are likely to result in leaks with potentially severe damage to the home and its foundation. Furthermore, a break in a water line may allow soil to enter discoloring the water. If you’re experiencing routinely discolored water, and especially if it’s coupled with low water pressure, contact a plumber for water line repair in Fort Worth.
Increased Water Bills
If you notice an increase in your monthly water bill, and water usage patterns have not changed you may have a water leak. Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth for leak detection and repair.
Contact a Licensed Professional
Replacing a main water line requires a professional plumber, and requires adherence to both local and state codes. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Fort Worth have the training and expertise to provide for all of your plumbing needs. You can count on us to provide plumbing service with precise expert care and precision. Your satisfaction is always 100% guaranteed. Give us a call for water line repair in Fort Worth. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.