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3 Questions All Homeowners Should Be Asking About Water Pipes

How much water is your family using?

It’s estimated that the average American household will use 400 gallons of water in a typical day. If your household is using much more than this, it could be a sign of trouble.

Believe it or not, your home’s water pipes might be playing a bigger role in leaking water than you think. Leaky water pipes can cause a household to lose anywhere from 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water every year! As a result, it’s highly important to keep an eye on your water pipes.

Are your home’s water pipes and sewer lines in their ideal condition? Find out by asking yourself these three crucial questions that every homeowner should be asking him or herself:

How old are my pipes?

Did you know that the vast majority of household pipes date back to as early as the 1950s? Due to the extreme age of our pipes and water lines, it’s not uncommon to have leaking water lines if you own an older home. By replacing sewer lines and fixing your leaky water pipes, you can save as much as 10% on your water bills.

Are there any trees growing near my water lines?

Tree roots actively seek out sources of moisture underground, and your water lines are among the best water sources around. If roots are growing into your water lines, they could be breaking your pipes apart and causing nasty blockage. In this case, it’s best to contact a professional sewer company to ameliorate the problem.

Have I noticed warning signs before this?

There are several common signs that indicate a water line is leaking. Stammering kitchen faucets, slow drainage and frequently clogging toilets can all indicate problems with your water lines. By waiting on repairing or replacing sewer lines and water pipes, you could be setting yourself up for a massive bill from your plumbing contractors. It’s better to get this work completed earlier, as a result.

Do you agree with this list? Have any other questions about plumbing services like trenchless pipe repair and sewer camera inspections? Let us know in the comments.

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