Modern homeowners may have a hard time even conceiving of life without running, potable water available throughout their homes. We rely upon our plumbing systems throughout the day, every day, for countless different tasks and chores. This is why any disruption with our plumbing systems, and specifically with the water that it supplies, can be so problematic. If your water line is damaged or compromised in any way, you risk not only incredible inconvenience, but considerable property damage as well. We’ve put together a few tips to help you to determine if you need water line repairs in West Hartford, CT. If so, we’ll make sure that the job is done right.
Keep an Eye on Your Bills
One sure sign that there is a leak in your water supply lines is an inexplicable spike in water costs. If you are not using any more water than you normally do, as best as you can estimate it, then there is really no reason as to why your water bills should be on the rise. To determine if the problem is with your water main, you can shut off the water to your home at the valve. Check your meter after doing so, come back in an hour, and check it again. If you’re still using water, then you have a leak in your system.
Loss of Water Pressure
In many instances—though not all—a leaky water line will also be joined by a decrease in your water pressure. Have your showers seemed rather lackluster of late? Does it appear as those you cannot get a good amount of pressure at the kitchen sink when you’re washing the dishes? You may be in need of water line repairs.
Hissing or Rumbling
Do you hear a hissing sound near your water line connection? Does it sound as if it is rumbling? Even if you don’t see signs of water or damage on your property, you should let us know right away. This too can indicate the need for water line repairs.
Whatever it is that tips you off to the problem, remember to schedule your water line repairs with the professional plumbers here at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning.