When you turn on the faucet in your kitchen or the shower in the bathroom, you give little thought to where that water is coming from and how it is getting into your home. It just works, and you are glad to have this essential convenience in your home. Most of the time, we never think about how nice it is to have running water unless you have been out on an extended camping trip and been forced to carry your water with you.
But when you begin to discover some odd issues with your home’s water and around the property, you are sure to wonder if there is a significant problem with the plumbing system and possibly even the main water supply line running to your home. Below are the typical indications that you have a leak in the supply line carrying all the water into your home.
A Huge Increase In The Water Bill
A slight change in the household water bill could be due to several minor issues like a leaking garden hose or a difference in the climate that has everyone showering more frequently. However, if your water bill suddenly increases significantly, the issue is more serious. In most cases, that increase is due to a constant water flow from a leaking main water supply line.
You Discover A Sinkhole In Your Yard
The main water supply line to your home is constantly under pressure and supplying water to the house. So if that pipe cracks or begins to leak, the water is leaking 24/7. Soon all of that water is going to create a noticeable sinkhole in your yard or a large washout. If the leak is close to your home’s foundation, you could also notice cracks or water damage to the foundation and water leaking into the basement or crawl space of your home.
You Have Low Water Pressure
When the leak is in the main water supply line to your home, you could discover that the water pressure everywhere in your home is decreasing. In most cases, the leak will be minimal at first. But as the force erodes the pipe more and more, the leak will increase, and the drop in your home’s water pressure will become more noticeable.
Your Water Is Cloudy
If you notice that all of the water throughout your home is cloudy, there is a good possibility you have a main water line leak. That defect in the pipe allows water to leak out, but it also lets contaminants enter the waterline. So you could see cloudiness to the water or even particulates of dirt.
One or all of these issues could be present when you have a main water supply line leak at your home. The first thing that you need to do is call (262) 710-2808 to schedule an emergency appointment with the licensed plumbers at Jeff’s Custom Care Plumbing. Our team of experts will locate any main water line leak quickly and provide you with cost-effective repair solutions.