One of the most basic functions of any plumbing system, perhaps the most basic function, is to bring potable water into businesses and homes. Sure, there are a lot of factors to consider, such as the heating of water, water drainage, and so on, but there wouldn’t be a need for a plumbing system without getting that water into the house/commercial property in the first place.
Why are we explaining something that is so obvious? To emphasize just how important your main water line is. Without your main water line, you wouldn’t have access to the potable water that you need to cook, clean, and bathe with. Unfortunately, even if you have a main water line in place (and we’re comfortable in assuming that you do), it is not going to last forever. Even something as relatively simple as a pipe is going to degrade over time, and eventually you’ll need a water line replacement in Phoenix, AZ. Call The Sunny Plumber Phoenix when you do.
Oh, Dear, That’s Not Good!
The first step in determining if a main water line is ready for replacement isn’t inspecting the water line itself—it’s noticing that there is a problem to begin with!
Well, how can I know that if we’re not inspecting the line? you may be asking.
There are actually a lot of different indicators that suggest a problem with your main water line. You just need to know what you should be looking for, so you can learn to associate the symptoms with the potential problem.
- Wet, swampy areas in the yard. After all, it’s not as though we live in a wet climate! That water may be coming up through the ground via a leak in your main water line.
- Increased water costs. Depending upon where the leak in the main water line is actually located, you may be on the hook for the cost of water that you never even get to use! Sounds like a bum deal to us.
- Decreased water pressure. A drop in water pressure does not guarantee you have a leak in your main water line. However, it is a possibility, particularly if the decrease in water pressure is noticeable throughout the entire house.
- Phantom running water sounds. Wait, now you’re telling me the water line is haunted? Good grief! No, of course not. What we mean is that you hear water running even when you are certain that there is none in use in your home.
Trenchless Technology Makes All the Difference
Ugh, I cannot turn a blind eye to these problems, but man is a water line replacement a nightmare!
Not really—not when you work with us, at least.
We are not going to have to excavate a large trench running the length of your main water line in order to replace it. We use trenchless technology, which requires digging only two pits, one at each end of the pipe in question. We can burst the pipe from within as the new one is pulled into place, we can force it out of the ground—we can even reline the pipe with a material that hardens and cures once it’s in place. We’ll determine the best course of action for your unique situation.