Water lines are the lifeblood of your home’s water supply. As water comes into your home, it passes through a meter that registers the amount you use. One pipe carries water from the cold water system to your water heater. From the heater, a hot water line carries the heated water to all the fixtures, outlets, and appliances that require hot water.
It’s a rather complex system, and when there is a leak or broken water line, it can be devastating and cause lots of damage. Fortunately, they don’t break often, but when they do, many homeowners will panic. The first thing you should do is call a professional plumber to repair the problem.
While you’re waiting for the plumber to arrive, you can try to mitigate the damages by turning off the water supply at the water main. If you can locate the leaky pipe, try wrapping duct tape around it.
Determining Whether You Have a Broken Water Line
When water lines break, leaks form and, if left unattended, even minor leaks can cause excessive damage. A slab leak, in particular, can threaten the very foundation of your home. If you think you might have a broken water line, call Simply Green Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter right away for water line repairs in Los Gatos and beyond.
Signs Of A Broken Water Line Include:
- Reduced water pressure
- No water coming from your taps
- Unusual noises like banging or whistling
- Mold or mildew growth
- Lush or damp patches on your lawn
- Standing water pooled in your yard
- Cracks in your home’s foundation, driveway, or pavers
Water Line Replacement
If your home’s water lines and pipes are particularly old, they may be made of outdated materials. Our team can help you replace old water lines with new, up-to-date options, such as copper. Our goal is to help you find the perfect solution for your particular concerns, whether it’s improving efficiency, reducing problems, saving money—or all of the above!
Homes built before 1950 may have lead water pipes. Lead pipes are very durable, but they can also emit lead into your water supply, causing toxic lead poisoning. Water lines in homes built between 1970 and 2000 could have polybutylene (PB) pipes, which are more prone to leaks and bursting.
Lead and PB pipes should be replaced as soon as possible with plumbing lines made from more modern materials. PVC and PEX pipes are very sturdy and long-lasting, averaging 80-100 years. They aren’t liable to leak, crack, or poison your water supply.
Trust the Experienced Plumbers
Simply Green Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter offers high-quality water line installation, repair, and more. We have more than 30 years of industry experience and specialize in providing customized plumbing solutions for your needs.
Whether you think you may have a hidden water leak, want to upgrade your home’s water lines to a safer, more cost-effective solution, or simply need routine plumbing maintenance, our team is ready to get the job done.
For professional water line services in Los Gatos and the surrounding areas, contact Simply Green Plumbing, Sewer & Rooter online or give us a call at (408) 716-1686 today! We look forward to serving you
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