Though you probably don’t think about it all that often, a water line has one of the most important jobs in your home — it brings fresh water from outside and into your house where it’s then ready to be used.
Needless to say, you’re going to have a problem on your hands if it stops working.
Causes of a Water Main Line Problem
Several clogged drains.
A tell-tale sign that you have a water line issue is that you’re experiencing clogs in different rooms of the house, like both bathrooms or a bathroom and the kitchen. Because the odds of multiple, unrelated clogs occurring at the same time is relatively low, there’s a good chance that they’re actually all caused by the same issue — a clogged or faulty water line.
Multiple bathrooms have poor water pressure.
Similar to the clogs mentioned above, another sign of water line damage is poor water pressure throughout your home, including kitchen sinks, toilets, and showers. This is also likely caused by a clog that’s in your water line, not each individual fixture.
Your water is discolored.
Though cloudiness is sometimes common, depending on your area, water should never come out brown, yellow, or otherwise discolored. If water is coming out discolored from two or more sources, it likely means you have a leak in your water line and sediment is getting in.
Your yard is soaking wet or “flooded.”
This is a sign that your water line has been damaged for some time and finally gave way. Because your water line is responsible for transporting all of your home’s water, it’s larger than the average pipe. If it bursts or leaks, you’ll be left with a front lawn that’s soaking wet.