There is nothing quite as relaxing as taking a long, hot shower or bath after a day at work or taking care of the kids. Of course, there’s also nothing quite as disheartening as having that relaxation taken away due to a leak or crack in your water line. If you think that you may need a water line repair or replacement, there are several signs to look for.
A Dramatic Drop in Water Pressure
If you’re taking a shower or doing the dishes and notice a sudden drop in your water pressure, it is probably a good indicator that you should contact someone about the possibility of water line replacement Littleton CO. A water pressure drop may not even be sudden. It could steadily decrease over time or simply not be able to be boosted with a regulator.
An Increase in Your Water Bill
Sometimes, there are no water-related indicators that there is a leak or a crack in one of your pipes. Instead, you might notice the damage is to your wallet. If you’re paying a noticeably larger amount for water without any changes to how much you’re using, there may be a leak deep into the pipes, perhaps somewhere between your home and the main water source.
A Puddle in the Yard
Indoor leaks are often easy to see or hear, but you’ll need to pay special attention if you think there is a leak but you can’t find the source. Often, a leak occurs in the water main. This may be the case if you’re noticing that you have puddles in your yard even when there is no precipitation. Sometimes, puddles won’t even appear, so keep an eye out for patches of grass that are a brighter green than the rest as well.
Don’t let yourself get stuck without water at a time when you need it the most. If you suspect there is something going on with your pipes, talk to a licensed professional who can help you get to the root of the problem.