5 Telltale Signs That You Have a Water Line Leak

The problem with leaking water lines is that they often start as small and barely detectable leaks. However, before long, issues in your water line can manifest in much more destructive ways that incur expensive repairs to be remedied.

It is for this reason that it’s best to address any leaking water lines as soon as they’re noticed. After all, even something as small as a leaking tap can incur exorbitant costs! By calling for a plumbing service to perform leaking tap repairs as soon as possible, the costs associated with water wastage and repairs are minimised. 

To help you in that regard, here are five signs of a leaking water line that you need to watch out for:

1. Weak Water Pressure 

A sure sign of leaking pipes is the sudden loss or weakening of water pressure. 

In a properly functioning water line, the build-up of water pressure is what makes it possible for water coming from the main plumbing line to come out of your tap. With pressure being released somewhere else along your home’s pipes, it is much harder for the water to reach your tap, as it is being pushed elsewhere along the line.

It’s best to act immediately and have a local plumbing service inspect and perform repairs as soon as you notice that you have weak water pressure. This allows you to minimise water wastage and decrease the chances of the leak causing more damage to your home. 

2. Uncharacteristically High Water Bills

Unless you’ve been hosting long-term house guests or filling up a pool, then there’s no reason for a jump on your water bills. If you are certain that you have not increased your water usage, then it’s highly probable that a water line leak is causing the spike on your bill!

3. Wet or Damp Floors 

Water always has to go somewhere. If it is not being properly drained or absorbed by the ground, then it will accumulate and come back up to the surface of your home!

Unfortunately, leaks coming from an underground pipe directly underneath your house can soak your hardwood flooring, carpets, and other parts of the home that don’t respond well with moisture. Wet or damp floors are a telltale sign of severe leaks and should be handled professionally by a local plumber. 

4. Mould Growth and Foul Odours 

Unchecked moisture will encourage mould growth—which eventually results in foul smells in your home! Aside from the unpleasant odours, these growths can cause damage to your home by eating away at organic material like wood, which is the main construction material used in most homes. To make matters even worse, severe outbreaks can even cause health issues to your family—which is why it’s best to resolve these immediately!

5. Lawn Overgrowth 

An isolated lush patch of grass in one area of your lawn indicates an uneven accumulation of water, which can be caused by a leaking water pipe. If you notice that a certain portion of your lawn is growing unusually faster than the rest even in particularly hot weather, then a call to your plumber is definitely a good idea!


While it’s definitely possible to perform do-it-yourself plumbing jobs in your home, leaking water lines are usually best left to professional plumbers to fix. This is because the process of detecting the location of the water leak alone can be tricky, and fixing the leak itself can be a messy and difficult job!

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