Your residential plumbing consists of two halves: a freshwater system that brings water into the house from the municipal supply, and a sewage system that removes wastewater safely from the house. The key component of the freshwater system—the part that makes everything possible—is the water line that delivers the fresh water to your plumbing, making possible numerous daily tasks.
You don’t see the water line, since it is buried underneath your property in a trench. But just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean that it won’t ever suffer damage or require attention. A water line can suffer damage from the growth of tree roots, development of corrosion, and the build-up of deposits from hard water. There’s also the concern with earthquake damage. You should be especially attentive to issues with the water line if you live in a home built pre-World War II, since it the line is probably built from galvanized steel and prone to corrosion over time.
So how can you detect water line troubles and know to call for a professional plumber in Rosemead, CA? Here are a few tips from the plumbing team at Ace Pelizon Plumbing to help you:
- Drop in water pressure: As leaks start to occur in a water line, or if it becomes blocked because of tree roots, the water pressure around your house will start to drop. This occurrence can be a temporary problem with the utility company, but if it does not stop soon, call for a plumber.
- Discoloration in the water: Breaks in the water line will allow dirt into the pipe, leading to a brownish tint in the water. This could also come from rust in the water heater and a number of other sources, but all of them require the fast services of a trained plumber.
- Water pools on the lawn: When you notice pools of water appearing on your yard when you don’t expect it (i.e. they aren’t due to rain or sprinklers), you may have a leaking water line.
Don’t wait for the ultimate warning signs of a water line problem—a total loss of water flow or water geysering from the lawn or through the sidewalk—before you take action. At the first indications of water line trouble, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing for a skilled plumber in Rosemead, CA. We offer quality plumbing repairs for the San Gabriel Valley and have since 1957.