Your main water line delivers water to every faucet and appliance in your home, so it’s important to recognize the signs of a broken water main and know what to do if it breaks.
Although main water lines typically run underground beneath roads, they can cause serious damage to your home if they break, and they need to be fixed as soon as possible.
What Causes a Main Water Line Break?
A water main can break at any time, but it’s more likely to happen in the winter. When the ground freezes and thaws, the soil shifts, which can cause stress to underground pipes.