The water line, the pipe that runs from the municipal water supply to your home’s plumbing system, is responsible for delivering all of the water you use in your home. Without a working water line, you wouldn’t have any water available for drinking, cooking, cleaning, watering the lawn, washing the dishes, showering, and various other activities.
Many homeowners will take necessary steps to protect their water line and ensure they never run out of water or need water line repair at an inconvenient time. But one problem that’s difficult to protect your water line against is tree roots. Yes, the roots from any trees planted in or near your yard pose one of the biggest threats to your plumbing system.
Roots grow naturally towards sources of water. If your pipes are somewhat aged or if there are weak points anywhere along the water line, roots may eventually move toward the pipes. Once they reach your water line, the roots will take hold, wrapping around the pipe or penetrating the water line until it bursts.
If tree roots cause water to slowly leak from your water line, you may only notice a drop in water pressure. Or, if a pipe bursts open or collapses, you may notice pools of water forming in your yard. An unfortunate outcome is if a tree root causes water to leak into your home, damaging the foundation and your possessions. Furthermore, water leaks can cause mold or mildew to grow around your home, affecting the indoor air quality.
One way to prevent problems from occurring with your water line is my calling for plumbing maintenance once a year so that a plumber can inspect your entire system. Our technicians have the tools and knowledge to spot leaks caused by tree roots and other sources, and we can get your plumbing working as usual with professional water line repair in Yardley.
If you notice water spots in your yard, or even if you only feel a slight drop in water pressure in your home, call the experts at Resolve Rooter.