A water leak inside your home? Chances are you’re not going to miss this. But a water leak outside your home? That could be a bit harder to detect. Fortunately, there are a number of warning signs to alert you when you have an outdoor water leak on your hands.
- One of the first places to look for signs of a leak outside your home is actually on your water bill. While most households can’t manage the exact same amount on a water bill every month, there’s a very good chance it usually falls within a certain range. And if you use an excessive amount of water one month for whatever reason, you will likely be aware of it. So if your water bill suddenly jumps for no clear reason, there is reason to believe an outdoor leak may be the culprit.
- Unexplained puddles or soft, wet ground in your yard can also be a warning that an underground pipe is leaking. Fixing underground pipe leaks is a testing task that requires specialized equipment so if you notice something like this, it is a good idea to call a Stewart Plumbing professional.
- In some cases, your water line may just be old, defective or poorly installed to begin with. Improper installation or shoddy workmanship can all lead to problems down the road. As frustrating as it is, there is very little you can do besides having your water line repaired or replaced.
- If your water line has been through a few hard winters, another possible problem is that extreme temperatures have been doing harm to the pipe for some time. Constant exposure to freezing temperatures will take its toll even on the highest-quality pipes, causing them to leak. In many cases, they will need to be replaced.
No matter what caused the problem, though, or how you realize that it exists, it is important to get leaky water lines replaced quickly. Call Stewart Plumbing today!