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Is My Water Line in Need of Replacement?

Friday, December 12th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

Most everyone knows that the water pipes that service their homes don’t last forever. Despite this knowledge, many homeowners are completely ignorant of the conditions that result in the need for water line replacement. Over many years, the pipes servicing your house will corrode to the point of rupturing if left alone. Let’s examine what signs you should look for that indicate a need to replace your water line.

Loss of Water Pressure

The most obvious sign that you need to replace your water line is that you simply aren’t getting the right amount of water anymore. A drop in water pressure is a pretty good sign that your water line is leaking. If you aren’t getting any water at all, your line may have ruptured. Of course, it is possible that your water may have been turned off in order for the municipal government to conduct repairs of some kind. Generally, it’s best to call a professional to inspect your water line to confirm.

Visual Signs

You obviously can’t inspect every inch of pipe that runs through your house, as most of it is installed in the walls and floor. What you can do, however, is examine the pipes that are visible in case problems occur there. Look for any signs of corrosion, which includes rust, flaking, staining, or any kind of discoloration. Of course, leaks are the most obvious sign that the pipe needs to be replaced. If you notice anything wrong with your home’s visible pipes, call a plumber to check them.

Discolored Water

If you turn on a faucet in your home and the water is brown, it is because of rust somewhere in the pipes. If the discoloration only lasts for a couple of seconds after turning the water on, the rust hasn’t progressed that far. If the running water continues to be discolored, you have a major problem with your water line, and it’s time to replace it.

If you think your water line may need to be replaced, call Butter Plumbing to schedule service with our Las Vegas plumbers.

Indications of Problems with Your Water Line

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

Under your home, doing its work unseen, lies the vital water line that brings fresh, clean water from the city’s supply to your home’s faucets and appliances: showers, bathroom sinks, kitchen sinks, toilets, washing machines, laundry machines. Without the water line performing its job, most daily household task would be impossible.

Because you can’t see your water line, it’s easy to imagine that it will continue to work forever without any trouble. But a water line can age, corrode, and suffer damages, leading to problems in your plumbing and eventually a complete loss of water. Before this can happen, call for professional plumbing repair in Las Vegas, NV from a skilled an experienced company like Butter Plumbing. We’ve served the Las Vegas valley for 15 years, and Las Vegas itself for more than 25 years.

Here Are Warning Signs to Call for Water Line Repair/Replacement

  • Reduction in water pressure: One of the first indications of a leaking or blocked water line (root infestation is a common reason for blockages) is a drop in water pressure from the taps. Water pressure loss can stem from a number of causes, such as issues with the water company, but if it lasts any longer than an hour, you need to have plumbers investigate if the trouble comes from your water line. Whatever the issue, the plumbers will locate the cause and fix it.
  • Water leaking upon onto the yard: If a water line suffers from a large break or leak, the water inside will rise to the surface of your yard or lawn. In some extreme cases it might start to geyser up through sidewalk stones. Should you see water pools forming where you know they shouldn’t, call plumbers immediately. Although it’s possible for this to come from the municipal system, you don’t want to take the risk: a breached water line is an emergency repair or replacement job.
  • Water discoloration: When water begins to flow out of taps throughout your house with a reddish-brown discoloration (or if you notice the clothes in your washing machine coming out with a similar tint) then you could have either a broken line that is allowing in soil and dirt, or a heavily corroded water line pipe. Contact professional plumbers right away to look into the source of the contamination.

Water line repairs and replacements are major projects that require the best plumbers you can find. You need a contractor with experience and who can deliver speedy service to make sure that your daily water supply keeps flowing through the pipes each time you turn a tap.

Call Butter Plumbing for all your needs for plumbing repair in Las Vegas, NV. We have 24-hour emergency service when the work can’t wait.