Water lines, as you may have guessed, are how water is transported through your homes to where you need it. While most homes receive their water from a water utility, others rely on water wells or storage tanks. The municipal supply provides water pressure but at the same time, some homes may need to rely on gravity or pumps to produce pressure. Aside from these few things, residential water supply is about the same in all homes.
Of course, any water line will have its fair share of problems. When these problems arise, it’s always good to know that Harts Services has got you covered. We are your water line plumbing experts. Using advanced technology and high-quality tools, our licensed Tacoma plumbers can solve even the most complex water line problems quickly and efficiently.
Common Water Line Issues & Solutions
We depend on our water lines all day and all night. With such a hardworking system, it’s normal to experience certain problems, especially as time passes.
Some of the most common water line issues we encounter include:
- Burst pipes
- Noisy pipes
- Low water pressure
- Sediments in pipes
Burst pipes are considered emergency plumbing situations. It can happen due to frozen pipes or massive corrosion in your pipes. To prevent burst pipes from causing any water damage to your home, we recommend that you install a sump pump in your basement or crawlspace. If applicable, and if you have the space, choose a submersible pump so the sump pit will be covered with a lid and prevent any debris from falling in. This can also reduce any noise and keep moist air from being released into your home, which in turn will reduce the risk of mold. You may want to select a pump with a cast iron core over a plastic one. The cast iron will help dissipate heat to the surrounding water and lengthen the life of your pump.
Low water pressure could be due to a number of problems. It could be caused by a small leak or an issue with the incoming water supply. If you are experiencing low water pressure, we can send out one of our Tacoma plumbers to provide you with knowledgeable leak detection service as well as a remedy to the issue.
If you are seeing sediment or rust in your water, it is probably due to your pipes aging. While this doesn't necessarily mean your pipes are about to fail, it does signal potential future issues. Buildup in pipes or water erosion is a serious issue that should be dealt with right away.
Scope of Your Water Line Responsibility
From your home to the water meter that may be located near your street, these are the water lines that you are responsible for. This means that if the pipes near your water meter which is located further down your property have sprung a leak, it is your job to get it fixed. Fortunately, with Harts Services, our Tacoma water line plumbing services are affordable and done in a timely and efficient manner so you can go ahead and have the peace of mind you deserve.
Are you having issues with your water line? Give our office a call at (253) 331-1206 and schedule an appointment.