Water Line Replacement
Have you been experiencing low water pressure in your home, received a high water usage notice from your utility company, or have you possibly even been hearing a “hissing” sound coming from a wall or crawl space? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you are likely experiencing a water leak. At United Plumbing, our expert plumbers will diagnose your water leak issues and provide you with the options and education you need to determine which repair is best for your home and finances.
In terms of plumbing, there are two main kinds of water line leaks: a leak in the water lines under your home or in your walls/ceiling, and a leak in the water service line which brings water underground from the city water main to your home.
Let us first discuss the water service line that is buried in your yard. Your water service line can spring a leak due to multiple factors but most commonly, the main problem is the material your line is constructed of and old age. Most often, homeowners discover they have a leak in their water service line through a notification from your utility company about unusually high water usage.
Something else to be aware of is that some city utility companies will give you a full or partial refund on your utility bill for the excess water that was used as a result of your leak if you provide them with a receipt showing that your problem was repaired by a licensed plumber. Check with your water utility for more details.
Depending on the size of the leak, water may also begin to show itself in your yard. If you suspect you have a leak in the water line in your yard, contact your local experts at United Plumbing. We will first rule out the possibility of a leak under and/or in your home. Once complete, we will give you an estimate to either repair or replace your water service line.
At United Plumbing, we perform all of our own excavating. In-house excavating allows us to replace your water service line at an affordable rate, as we are not hiring another company to dig for us. If your budget allows, a full line replacement is typically recommended. This entails digging up your old water service line and installing new updated 200psi poly water line from the water meter to your home.
Another water line replacement service we provide is your internal water pipes. Water pipes in and under your home can spring a leak due to old age, improper installation, or severe weather conditions. Depending on the cause of your leak, your water lines will either need to be repaired or may need a full water line re-pipe.
Low water pressure in some or all of your home is the result of either a broken pipe or aged water lines. Over time, sediment builds up in your water lines which decreases the diameter of the allowable space for water to travel through. There is no way to correct this problem without a full re-pipe of your water lines. Broken water lines may be repaired if the break is isolated and the remaining pipe under the home is in acceptable condition. If the pipes are aged and have multiple leaks/breaks we may recommend a full water re-pipe as the best water line replacement option.
If you are experiencing problems with the water lines at your home, contact your experts at United Plumbing. We will assess the problem, educate you on the repairs necessary, and provide you with a free estimate. At United Plumbing, we promise to provide you with excellent quality work at a fair price.