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Signs of Ruptured Water Lines

by bpsupp19274

The most vital part of the plumbing for your home is the water line that brings in fresh water from the municipal system. Without it, you don’t have a plumbing system at all! So when a water line ruptures, you need to have professional plumbers on the job as soon as possible, before enormous amounts of water go to waste and you lose running water in your house entirely.

(And yes, the water line where it runs under your property is your responsibility, not the utility company’s.)

Here are some signs to look out for that will warn that your water line may have ruptured. When you spot any of these, contact Bell Plumbing and Heating right away. You can count on our almost 90 years of experience and our 24/7 emergency services when it comes to fixing water lines in Westminster, CO.

Look for these warnings of ruptured water lines

  • Water puddles on the yard: Unexplained water pools and soggy spots on the grass that develop on your yard that don’t come from rain or sprinklers usually indicate that a pipe has broken underground. If water begins to erupt up from the lawn or through the sidewalk, then don’t hesitate any further: this is a serious emergency and you need to call for a 24-hour plumbing service.
  • High water bills: No matter the size of the rupture in your water line, it will result in a significant increase in your monthly water bills. You should always keep a close track of your utility bills so you can identify a sudden rise for which you cannot account. A leak in a water main should cause a very noticeable rise on your bills; even if a water main rupture isn’t the source of the rise in costs, something is wrong in the plumbing and you need to have professionals look into it immediately.
  • Low water pressure: Before a leaking water main causes a complete loss of running water, it will cause a drop in water pressure throughout your home. When the water from your faucets and shower heads starts to drop in pressure, call for a plumber.
  • Contamination in the water: Ruptures in the water main can also allow dirt into the pipe, and you will start to see brownish discoloration in the water that flows from your faucets. This may come from the municipal supply, but don’t take any chances: call for a professional plumber.

We know how serious an emergency a ruptured water line is, and we will treat it with the same professionalism and skill we have treated all plumbing problems since we started in business in 1926.

Our specialists in repairs for water lines in Westminster, CO at Bell Plumbing and Heating are ready to answer your call for help any time of the day or night.

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