Main Water Line Installation
Serving Vancouver WA | Portland OR
Your water line is an important part of your infrastructure–without it, you’d have no water! So if your water line isn’t working properly, your day could seriously be disrupted. Many water lines have been in the ground for decades, so they could become damaged from tree roots or corrosion.
Replacing your water line is not a DIY job. You’ll need to enlist the help of a team of plumbers and excavation contractors like Pacific Plumbing & Drain. Serving Portland OR and Vancouver WA, we provide professional excavated water line replacement services.
What is Excavated Water Line Replacement?
Excavated water line replacement is a traditional method of replacing a water line that utilizes an excavator to dig up a trench in your yard. It is more invasive compared to trenchless methods but is recommended if you have severely damaged lines. A pipe inspection can be used to determine the exact condition of your pipe, and the exact location of the damage.
How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Main Water Line?
On average, homeowners can expect to pay anywhere between $1,500 and $3,000 to have a water line replaced, but it depends on several factors including:
- If you’re going trenchless or excavated
- Where you live
- The severity of the damage
- How much pipe needs to be replaced
Because there are no two projects are the same we offer free estimates to all of our customers, just give us a call to learn more!
Signs of a Water Main Break
Below are some common signs you may have a water main leak.
- 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
It is vital to contact a professional as soon as you suspect a broken water line to help minimize damage. We can use water line video scoping to determine the exact location of the break and its severity.
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What Are Some Causes of Water Main Break?
Depending on the type of piping used initially in the main water line of the home, it may be necessary for us to replace your water line. If your home has old galvanized pipes or iron pipes, we recommend they all be replaced. 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 break 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 to 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 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 just over a decade ago, but it is only now being utilized on a more routine basis because it’s less invasive, affordable, and fast.
Professional Main Water Line Installation
Choosing a method of main water line installation 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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