Water Damage: Signs of Water Supply Line Issues
Water supply line issues can be one of the most common sources of damage to a home’s plumbing or structure. While it is difficult for the average homeowner to inspect the inside of the supply line for issues, there are a few signs that you can look for. By looking for these signs, you can help prevent water damage to your home.
Unexplained water usage. If your water meter is reading much higher usage than usual, it could be a sign of a leak in the water supply line after it enters your home. This can be a serious issue if water is leaking in great amounts.
A change in water pressure. A reduction in water pressure can mean a blockage in the line, or a leak outside of the home. An increase in water pressure can indicate a blockage somewhere in the home that is causing water pressure to rise elsewhere. Either of these issues can be used to help identify major issues with the water supply of a home.
Unexplained flooding outside of the home. Any unexplained water seeping through the ground outside of a home where the water supply line is can be a sign of a leak. The leak can cause severe damage to the foundation of a home, as well as any landscaping. If a leak is present outside of the home, the water inside will likely have a muddy appearance due to soil infiltration through the line.
Looking for these signs can help you avoid major water damage, which can prove costly. Water damage restoration is both intrusive and expensive, and keeping on top of the signs of water supply line problems can help you avoid this major expense.