Water Line Replacement and Excavation Services
Serving Vancouver WA | Portland OR
It is vital to contact a professional as soon as a main water line failure is suspected. This should help to avoid a major problem that could cause significant damage to the home or personal property. The team at Pacific Plumbing & Drain will be able to pinpoint and evaluate the situation. Using water line video scoping is the best way to see what’s causing the source of the failure, and possible ways to repair or replace the main water line.
Classic Warning Signs of a Water Main Failure
These indications are commonly experienced when your water main has failed:
- An enormous water bill
- Little or no water pressure
- Visible water leaks around plumbing
- No supply of water to home
- Sidewalks, driveways, or ground collapse
- Water pooling in the lawns or flowerbeds
- Dirty water around fixtures
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Reasons for Main Water Line Malfunctions
Depending on the type of piping used initially in the main water line of the home, it may be necessary for main water line replacements. If the homebuilder used the older galvanized or iron pipes, replacing these pipes would be advisable. Many eroding water line systems have been found to leach lead into the home’s water system. These older pipes are not healthy or ecologically sound for the family.
Main water lines can also malfunction because of shifting ground, natural disasters, or invasive tree roots. Until we can perform a thorough inspection and diagnose the problem, we won’t know why your water line has stopped working correctly.
Should I replace or repair my main water line?
There is no constant answer for this question. Our experienced plumbers will have to determine the exact location and extent of the damage before we can recommend either option. If your pipes are older anyway, it may make more sense for us to replace the entire line before you experience a larger failure. If it’s a small leak caused by a minimal amount of corrosion, a basic repair will be the best way to go. This is why we use water line video inspection: we want to make sure we understand your main water line’s condition, identifying any possible weak spots or signs of further trouble.
Will my main water line need to be excavated?
Occasionally digging and excavation is required to service the water main piping. This also depends heavily on the extent of the damage, and what caused the damage in the first place. We understand that water line replacements are emergency situations, and we want to give you all of your options before we begin excavation.
Trenchless excavation may be an option for your main water line replacement as well. This technique became available 12 years ago, but it is only now being utilized on a more routine basis.
Professional Excavation for Water Lines
Choosing a method of water line replacement needs to be done carefully. If your home is older, or you’ve had extensive work done to the plumbing system, your main water line may need to be completely replaced using excavation.
Our excavation experts at Pacific Plumbing & Drain handle it professionally from start to finish. Not only will we repair the excavated main line, but we’ll return your yard back to its original condition. When your excavation is complete, and your pipe is repaired, you’ll have put years on your main water line! If you suspect you may need a main water line replacement, call Pacific Plumbing & Drain Services.Back to Water Line Replacement
Excavated Water Line Replacement IN VANCOUVER WA AND PORTLAND OR
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