Need to Repair Your Main Water Line? Call Henco Plumbing
Originally posted 2017-08-31 10:31:01.
Don’t Let An Old Water Line Go Unrepaired
Are you certain about the status of your main water line? Do you need to repair main water line for your home? Is it still well functioning and free from hidden problems? Most homeowners frequently don’t spend any time checking their main water line because everyone simply expects their water supply to work properly all the time. However, if you have any kind of water related issues in your home, they will require immediate attention or those issues could become very serious.
Main Water Line Replacement
There are many reasons why a homeowner would need a complete water line replacement. Here are a number of situations listed on the Len The Plumber‘s blog so you can get an idea of what you should look for with plumbing problems.
Warning Signs You Need A Water Line Repair or Replacement
The fresh water that enters your home is crucial to your daily life, and without having that water flow in your home, it makes it nearly impossible to live your day to day life! The main water line that brings in that fresh water is very durable and typically built to last, but there are many factors that can cause that line to break: tree roots, corrosion, or even the type of pipe used depending on the age of your home.
Here are the top 3 warning signs that could point to needing a water line repair or replacement:
If you’re experiencing a rust-brown tint in your water, this could be a sign that there is an issue with your water line. The discoloration can happen because of the type of pipes you have, corrosion, or even dirt and soil entering through the cracks.
Soggy spots on your lawn
If it hasn’t rained in a while and you find damp or soggy spots on your lawn, it could be that your water line is cracked and is leaking water underneath the surface of your lawn. We advise that you call us right away to take care of the issue!
Low water pressure
If you experience a drop in water pressure throughout your home, this could be because your water line is leaking and losing water. While there are many other reasons for low water pressure, a water line issue is one of them. Read more.
In Vancouver Washington, where we’re located, soggy spots on the lawn are a common situation. However, if you are noticing major ground water that does not go away, this is a true sign that you could have a broken water line requiring repair or replacement. Also, if your water is normally quite clear, as it should be, and suddenly it becomes cloudy or brownish in color; once again that is not normal and should be investigated right away.
Are you experiencing any of these issues listed above? If you are, we highly recommend that you call us at Henco Plumbing Services, LLC, at 360-773-8039. Here’s some information from Trenchless Pipelining Solutions that discusses five excellent reasons for replacing your water main (aka main water line) for your home.
Five reasons to replace your waterline
Many people live in a house that has a metal or galvanized water line. Plastic or copper is generally used nowadays. If you own a newer home, then you probably don’t need to replace your water line. It is also possible to have plastic PEX or copper pipe for indoor plumbing, and have galvanized steel as the line that feeds your house from the road. Why does it matter if you have a galvanized steel water line? Here are five reasons to replace your old water line:
1.) The first reason is rust. Rust builds up inside metal water lines. If you leave something metal outside, it gets wet and rust begins to form eventually. The same thing happens inside your water line. If you were to cut open your water line, it would like something like this . . . .
Believe it or not, you are drinking small amounts of this rust every time you drink a glass of water. That is pretty gross, right? It is probably not very healthy. Read more.
Once again, rust causing discoloration in your drinking water is a major sign that your main water line requires either repair or full replacement. We often refer to a full water line replacement as a repipe, since we must replace the entire water line. However, we use the most up to date techniques, including trenchless water line repiping.
Trenchless Water Line Replacement Tool
In this video, you can see the tools used for trenchless water line replacement and how it is done. Trenchless technology for a repair main water line servicing is the current stat of the art method for ensuring an excellent water main line while preserving landscaping, lawn and trees on your property.
Here is more information about signs that you may need to replace your home’s main water line or repair main water line from The Spruce blog. Notice that a decrease in water pressure can be a real sign that your water line(s) are experiencing problems. This article goes into some depth about tell tale signs that something may be wrong with your water supply.
Repair Main Water Line or Replacement It?
Home water pressure problems may present themselves in different ways, all of which can be quite frustrating. Faucets may take forever to fill a sink or bathtub, or a shower head may not give you that strong spray you want. Your dishwasher or washing machine may take much longer to run a cycle than it should. When only one fixture has low water pressure, it’s likely that the problem can be remedied if you just focus on fixing that one fixture. However, there are various broader plumbing issues that can affect the water pressure to your entire house. If your home water pressure seems low, then the first thing to do is to narrow down the cause.
Here are five places to consider as reasons for low water pressure throughout your home.
Is the Water Meter Valve Fully Open?
In many homes, there are two major shut-off valves controlling water to the home. The first is the water meter valve, found on the street-side of your water meter. . . .
We’ve listed quite a few situations where your water main may require repair or replacement. Plumbing repipe and repair is one of our specialties at Henco Plumbing. If you are experiencing any of these problems, or if you simply have questions about your plumbing system, please call us at 360-773-8039. If you are having a serious emergency, we will come to your home right away to fix the problem. If you are not in an emergency situation, we will schedule an appointment to come to your home and inspect your main water line and make recommendations for any necessary repairs or replacement. We will also provide you with an estimate of pricing for our services so you will know how much your project will cost in advance.
Sources: Residential Plumbing