Common Causes of Water Line Repair

As you know, you depend on the water in your home every day. Your water line is one of the most essential parts of of your home; bringing in fresh water for your family to use whenever they need it. But there are a few common issues that can interfere with the water line, creating the need for essential water line repair. As experts in water line repair for Bloomington and the surrounding areas, we know everything there is to know about the types of issues that can arise. Here are just a few of the most common causes for water line repair. And, when you need help with your water line, don’t hesitate to call the experts at Gene’s Water & Sewer for prompt and dependable service.

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Old Age

Water lines are quite sturdy, but they do age. Do your old water pipes need replacing? Old water pipes can leak. They can give you miserable water pressure. Water lines can also rust, which will severely impact the quality of water that you receive. The degradation of the pipe can affect your water as chemicals leach into the water. Are you noticing that your water has become brown, or that dirt is in it? This can indicate that soil is getting into your water from a break somewhere in the water line.

Tree Roots

Tree roots can invade both water and sewer lines alike. Tree roots are designed to travel and grow towards water and nutrient sources that they need to survive. If a tree is struggling to supply itself with a sufficient amount of water and/or nutrients, their roots can travel great distances to find what they need to survive. That being said, since your trees are built to seek out water and may be drawn to moisture escaping from small cracks, holes, or poorly sealed joints in your water line. As the roots seek out the water within your water line, they can often grow through, or penetrate the line, causing extensive damage.

Neglected Maintenance

A problem can develop slowly over time. So, if you notice low water pressure or an increased water bill without increased usage, then be sure to schedule water line repair or a water line inspection as soon as possible. 

Whatever the cause, a leaky water pipe can cause a multitude of problems. Inside your home it can cause leaking pipes or ruin hardwood flooring, wall surfaces, and furnishings. Outdoors, water leaking from your water service pipe could remove dirt and underground erosion can even create sinkholes. So, don’t delay on essential water line repair any longer! Call us today to learn more about the services we provide when it comes to water line repair and more.

Ready to learn more about water line repair for your Bloomington home or business? Call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.