Your water line is one of the most important components of your entire plumbing system. Why? Well, because it carries all of the water into your home from the city water treatment plant and without that transfer service you wouldn’t have any water!
Water lines are often buried in foundations and under landscaping, making them very difficult to access, inspect and service. However, there are a few warning signs to keep an eye out for that will help you determine if your water line needs to be replaced:
Addressing water line issues quickly is vital to reducing the damage done to your home. Because the water entering your home through the line is extremely pressurized, a leak or break can instantly result in flooding, water damage and structural problems. Since water lines are often obscured by walls, floors and foundations, the first thing the Neighborhood Plumbing team will do is inspect the line with our camera equipment. This equipment allows us to see into the water line and pinpoint the cause and location of the damage without disrupting or destroying your system any further.
In most cases, our water line replacement experts can easily repair the line using a food-grade epoxy coating. This coating is powerful stuff and is capable of sealing off pin leaks, holes and gaps as well as eliminating the chance of corrosion in the future.
However, in some cases, it’s not possible to use the coating, especially if your pipes are constructed of lead or Polybutylene. Both of these materials have been found to be unsafe for your water supply and will need to be removed completely. Unfortunately, a full removal requires the excavation of your property. But, don’t worry too much. Our team knows what a hassle it is to have your yard dug up, so we’ll put back to normal as best as we can after the job is done!
Replacing your water line may seem like a huge job, but in the end the benefits are well worth it.