Water line leaks are hard because you don’t usually know something is wrong until you notice a raise in your water bill or a wet spot in your yard. Even those signs don’t always give it away because those aren’t things that some people pay attention to. That being said, it is important that if you suspect or find out that your water line is leaking, that you call a plumber right away and get that taken care of. A water line leak can cause serious damage to your yard or the underside of your house. Depending on the size of the leak and how long it goes on, it can soak the soil underneath your foundation. Once this happens, it can cause the ground to shift and cracks to form in the foundation. This is an extremely expensive process to have fixed if you wait too long. A water line repair can be fixed without even having to tear up your yard.
Signs of a Leak
Wet Spots – If you have been noticing a wet spot in your yard that is only in one specific spot, this may be a water line leak. The first thing you should do is check all the other items in your yard, like sprinklers and faucets to make sure that there is nothing that is leaking and causing this. If nothing is leaking, you should call a plumber.
Water Bill – Is your water bill suddenly through the roof? If you have checked that you don’t have a leak in your home, it may be a water line leak that is causing this.