Most homeowners don’t think about their main water line. However, it’s integral to your home’s entire plumbing system. If you suffer from inconsistent or low water pressure or recurring leaks, you must act quickly to stop the problem from getting worse. When you need professional main water line replacement you can count on, look no further than Rooter 66 Plumbing Inc.. We’ve proudly served residents in San Bernadino County for over 25 years.
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How To Tell When You Need Main Water Line Repair
It’s often difficult to tell when you have a problem in your main water line; however, there are subtle clues to watch for. Identifying leaks and blockages as soon as possible is key to preventing home and property damage. Here’s what to look for.
Low Water Pressure
A significant decrease in water pressure throughout the house typically indicates a leak or clog in your main water line.
Cracked water lines allow dirt, rust, and other contaminants to enter, making your water dirty or foul-smelling.
Puddles in the Yard
Keep an eye out for standing water in the yard. Damp or overly wet patches indicate that your water or sewer line is leaking, causing water to seep into the ground.
Unusually High Water Bills
If your water bills suddenly spike and you’ve not changed your usage habits, look to a break in your main water line as the culprit.
As mentioned, it’s essential that you call a professional plumber as soon as possible if you notice any of these symptoms to avoid significant property damage and more expensive repairs.
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How To Decide Between Main Water Line Replacement and Repair
In most cases, replacing a main water line is significantly more expensive and time-consuming than repairing it. If you have a choice, which direction should you take? Here’s our recommendation.
First, we assess the damage. We recommend repairing the pipe if it’s a minor leak or blockage. However, if the damage is extensive or the pipe is completely decayed, repairing it is better.
Second, we assess the pipe’s age and overall condition. Many main water lines were installed decades ago using materials like cast iron or clay that are in poor condition today. These old pipes must be replaced with more durable and longer-lasting materials.
Finally, what are your plans for the property? If you plan to expand and add fixtures or anticipate an increase in your water demands, investing in a larger capacity line will save you costly repairs and frustration.