Fixture Supply Stops
Newer homes have small, localized shutoff valves called fixture supply stops installed on the supply lines leading to your fixtures. You can turn these off to stop water flowing to specific fixtures while you repair or replace them.
When Do You Replace A Water Line?
A leaking water line isn't as dangerous as a leaking gas line, but it can still cause serious damage. Here are signs you need to replace your water line.
Dirty, rusty, or bad-smelling water - We don't have to tell you not to drink or use brown water. If your water is coming out less clean than usual, your water line has been damaged somehow.
High water bill - The easiest way to check if your water line is compromised is by reading your water bill. A spike in water charges could indicate a leak somewhere in your home.
Puddles - Do you notice puddles in your yard even if it hasn't rained? Standing water in your yard is a clear indication an underground water line is leaking.
Potholes - When water begins to leak into your soil, it can cause the dirt to swell up. Then, when the water dries, the soil shrinks, shifting and creating small potholes.