Your water line is the main water service coming in to your home, running underground, it usually starts under the sidewalk and splits to your home, it could be shared with your neighbor (depending on the housing arrangement).
Signs of Damage
A broken or damaged water line may not be that obvious to detect, although there are some signs to look out for:
Standing water in your yard that just never seems to go away, even if you’re in the middle of the hottest summer on record.
Low water pressure is also another good key indicator – if the water is leaking away elsewhere, you’ll only get low pressure at your faucet.
A hike in utility bills – abnormal water usage usually means that your water is going somewhere else.
If you suspect that your water line may be leaking, calling a professional contractor out to inspect it is the only real choice (you can’t ignore it – it will only ever get worse). They should be able to tell you what is happening and the best way to fix your problem. Unfortunately, quite often, a ‘one size, fits all’ approach won’t necessarily be the best course of action.
Here at Reichelt Plumbing, we believe in working with our customers, discussing your needs or requirements with you rather than just giving one solution that may or may not be the best for you. Believing in customer service and satisfaction means that we will never try and ‘upsell’ you a service or product that you don’t want or need, we will only ever give you straightforward and unbiased advice.
To discuss your needs or any plumbing problem that you may have with one of our professionals, you can contact us online or call us at 219-227-6868. We are always happy to try and help.