How to Know When it’s Time to Replace Your Main Water Line
If you’ve been a homeowner in Toronto for a while, you probably know by now that plumbing is a
complicated thing that should be handled by professionals not only for the health and safety of everyone in your home, but also to save money and retain your property value.
Your main water line is important in keeping everyone in your family safe and healthy. Since it’s prone to wear through use, temperature changes, mineral build-up, tree roots, and other factors, if you’ve been experiencing signs such as low water pressure or discoloration in all areas of the home, you should look into water line repair or replacement as soon as possible.
How to Tell if Your Main Water Line is Blocked
It’s easy to tell when a main water line is clogged because you’ll notice plumbing problems in various parts of the house and through different appliances. So, if you flush the toilet, for instance, and hear gurgling in your shower, this could indicate a main line clog.
This is because the main line is essentially the trunk of a tree of pipes that run through your home. Gurgling sounds, a bad smell or rusty water are also signs that there is something very wrong. Problems with water being slow or pooling in basements or yards can also indicate an issue with a water line. Finally, if you’re noticing unusually high utility bills, this could also be a red flag.
Why You May Need a Water Line Replacement
Besides needing repairs or replacement because of damage, you may need a water line replacement in Toronto if you live in a house that was built before 1986. If your plumbing system has not been upgraded since then, it may have lead pipes. Lead poisoning is a serious health concern that can affect the mental development of babies and children.
The right professional should be able to assess the problem and offer a free quote. The repair should not take more than a day. A professional plumber will also evaluate and repair various other pipes in your home.
What to do if your Water Line is Blocked
If you realize that you do in fact have a block, it’s important that you find the main valve to shut the line off immediately, then call a professional. The valve should be located around the water heater, in your crawlspace or your garage.
Drain Rescue Plumbers has professionals standing by 24-7 throughout the GTA to help you with water line replacement problems.Call or message us anytime.