Your main water line is an essential part of your plumbing system, as it brings in your water from the city’s water supply. If there is a problem with your water line, other issues can occur that can potentially cause damage and are often expensive to fix. Being diligent and knowing the signs that you have water line problems can help prevent future issues.
Here are some common signs that there may be a problem with your main water line:
1. Multiple Clogged Drains
While it’s natural for drains to become clogged occasionally or over time, having multiple clogged drains at the same time is often a sign of a problem with your water line. Problems with your main water line can cause restricted air and water flow, resulting in slow drains that clog easily. If you notice more than one of your drains clogging often, you might have an issue with your main water line.
2. Low Water Pressure
Though low water pressure can be the result of multiple different plumbing problems, it can also occur when there are issues with the main water line. As with clogged drains, debris or clogs in your water line can restrict air and water flow, causing low water pressure. Cracks or leaks in the water line can also lead to diminished water pressure.
3. Discolored Water
Discolored water can be a red flag that may alert you when something is wrong with your main water line. First, run water from other fixtures to see if it’s coming from just one place or exists throughout your home. If it comes from all your fixtures, there is most likely a leak in your main water line that should be fixed immediately.
Flowrite Plumbing is your Sacramento plumbing and water line expert. If you believe you may have an issue with your main water line, contact our emergency plumbing services for help.