Outside Water Main Installation
A water main serves as the line that delivers fresh, potable water from the municipal water utility to your residence. It connects to your private water service line, typically located underground on your personal property. It’s important to differentiate the water service line from your private sewer lateral, which carries away used wastewater and sewage from your home. Undetected leaks in your water main can cause significant and costly damage to your home’s structure.
- Soggy spots: If you notice soggy spots on your walls, floors, lawn, or surrounding areas, especially during dry weather, it may indicate a water line issue.
- Mold and mildew growth: High humidity caused by water leaks can lead to mold and mildew growth, indicating problems in the main line.
- Low water pressure: A sudden drop in water pressure can point to water line problems. Consistently low water pressure may be related to other issues, but a sudden drop is likely due to the water line.
- High water bill: If your water bill has significantly increased without any apparent cause, it’s essential to have a professional inspect your water line promptly to prevent further escalation.