Of all of the important parts of your plumbing system, your water lines are probably the most vital.
Your water line is responsible for bringing fresh, clean water from the municipal system into your showerheads, faucets, etc. Although your water lines are absolutely necessary, not many homeowners will give them a second thought, and when they are in need of replacement, you need to act fast! That is why our experienced Edwardsville plumber has come up with the following list of signs that it is time to replace your water lines:
#1. You have discolored water.
Although it’s true that occasional discoloration can happen when your water supply gets interrupted because main municipal water lines are being worked on, if your water is consistently discolored, it could be a sign that your pipes are either deteriorated or corroded.
#2. You have low water pressure.
Leaks are a common occurrence when water lines start to corrode or decay, and leaks can lead to a huge drop in water pressure. After you have noticed a drop in water pressure, you should first call your utility company before you call a plumber to ensure that the pressure change isn’t due to a municipality issue.
The above signs are just a couple of the many that you should watch out for. You need a working water line to take showers, have clean water to drink, do laundry, etc. Would you like to learn more signs to watch out for? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog!