If you have a water leak inside your home, chances are you’re going to know it. The signs are all there – high water bill, constantly hearing running water, wet spots on the ceilings. But, a water leak outside the house? Not so much.
Outdoor water leaks are often very hard to detect, which is why Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating wants to help.
Outdoor Leak Detection
Fortunately, there are some things you can keep an eye out for that will alert you if your water line ever breaks.
- Water bill: Yes, a break in your water line can also cause your water bill to skyrocket. Most families use around the same amount of water from month to month, so if you notice one that’s abnormally high it’s a good sign of a leak. To confirm it’s from your water line and not something inside, keep reading.
- Unexpected puddles or soft, wet ground: Unless it’s rained recently, there shouldn’t be any reasons why you have wet spots outside of your home. If you notice these puddles, there’s a good chance than an underground pipe is leaking. Fixing these leaks is a very technical job and requires professional equipment and experience so it’s important you call our team in right away!
Causes of Outdoor Water Leaks
Unfortunately, there are a number of factors that can come into play when it comes to outdoor water leaks. But, so you can be properly prepared, we will share with you a couple of the most common.
- Old, defective, or poor installation: In this case, there’s very little you can do other than having the water line repaired or full-on replaced. And we promise that if you go with Pompeii’s, your installation will be done correctly this time around.
- Extreme temperatures: Winter is no stranger to the Cleveland area so it’s possible that your water line problems are due to the cold weather. Constant exposure to freezing temperatures will take its toll on even the best of piping materials and, eventually, you may need a replacement.
No matter what types of problems you are experiencing with your water line – trust that Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating will get it fixed in no time. Call us today!