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How to Know When You Need a Water Line Repair

How to Know When You Need a Water Line Repair

Your home’s residential water line pipes are often ignored but are an absolute essential to any home’s plumbing system.

Your home’s residential water line pipes are often ignored but are an absolute essential to any home’s plumbing system. Water lines, much like sewer lines, carry water in and out of your home. The pipes go underground from your home, and they are in constant use. When problems arise within your pipes, it could:

  • disrupt the flow of water
  • cause significant property damage
  • potentially even lead to health issues for you or your family.

Since these pipes are underground, it’s tough to know how severe the damage might be. Here are a few ways to find out yourself when you need a water line repair.

Suddenly Higher Water bills

Usually, a minor leak might not be enough to affect your water line pressure, but since water is continuously moving throughout the pipes over time, it might cause significant damage if it isn’t attended to. If your faucets or sprinkler systems aren’t leaking, consider checking out your pipes for a potential water line repair.

Dirty Water

If your home’s water looks funky, has any weird scents, textures, or consistencies, there’s an excellent chance your water line is broken. Breaks and cracks in the water line can allow dirt and debris to make its way into the pipes, which then contaminates your water and enters your home. Any foreign materials in your water can cause serious health risks, so if this occurs, it’s time for a water line repair as soon as possible.

Low Water Pressure

When there’s a potential crack or clog in your home’s waterline, the water pressure will be affected. If your home’s sinks or shower heads are only shooting out water at a lower speed, there might be something wrong with your water line. Whether it affects one part or all of your home, it’s more than that likely this is an indication that you need a water line repair.

Swampy Water Pools in Your Lawn

If you’ve noticed that your front lawn and backyard has started to suddenly appear wet and flooded, this is a good indication that your water line might be broken. When there is a tear or crack in the pipe, it can negatively affect the soil around your house. This can lead to insect problems, as well as jacking up your water bill. If this happens, it’s time for a water line repair.


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.

For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.

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