9 Signs You Have a Water Line Leak
Water line leaks can be different from indoor plumbing leaks. That’s because your water line system is also outside, buried in your yard. It can be affected by invasive tree roots or when other utility lines are installed.
It takes different techniques and equipment to detect and fix outdoor water line leaks, but we’re well-equipped to handle it either way.
If you think there might be a damaged water line somewhere, there are several things you can be on the lookout for.
1. Unusually High Water Bill
Pay attention to your water bill. If you haven’t used more water than usual but your bill suddenly doubles, you probably have a leak. Other times, your bill will just go up a little bill. This is much more difficult to catch, but it will get worse as the leak grows and wastes more water.
If you suspect you have a leak, you can use your water meter as confirmation.
First, make sure you’re not using any water inside or outside your house. Next, check your water meter. If the dial continues to move, you probably have a leak.
Next, you’ll want to determine whether the leak is inside or outside your home. Turn off the main shutoff valve, which is typically located in your garage or basement.
If the dial keeps moving, the leak is inside your home. If it stops moving, the leak is between the meter and your home.
2. Water in the Street or Yard
Bubbling water in the street or wet spots in your yard are clear signs that you have a problem.