Water lines bring fresh, potable water into your Cincinnati area home from a municipal water source or well. The main water pipe runs into your home through the basement, crawlspace, or slab, depending on the type of foundation your home is built upon. With the water line underground, it is generally protected and is able to last for a great many years.
Unfortunately, problems do arise with underground water lines, creating the need for water line repair. Changes in the Earth surrounding the line and even conditions of water moving through it, such as high-water pressure, can damage the integrity of the line and cause a leak or break. While you cannot clearly observe damage to a water line, there are signs that indicate the likelihood of damage to a water pipe which help Cincinnati homeowners know when to call for water line services. Sometimes it is possible to repair water line damage, though other circumstances warrant replacement.
Waterline issues require the help of a skilled plumbing contractor. If you believe your main water line has been damaged and is leaking, call Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today to request repair services for your water lines.
The main water line serving your home can be affected by surrounding conditions and more, and changes in this environment could cause damage to the line that results in plumbing system issues with water supply in your home.
Some of the common sources of water line damage include:
Through any of the circumstances above, the buried water line on your Cincinnati property could be damaged, resulting in:
Because you cannot see the damage a water line might bear underground, the only way to know if you may need water line repair is to carefully observe conditions throughout your property. Certain signs are closely associated with underground water pipe leaks. If you recognize such a sign, you know to call your plumber to inspect the property for possible water line repairs or line installation to replace broken sections of pipe.
Signs a broken water line can produce include:
Any of these signs is a reason to call Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. If you suspect underground water line damage, our plumbing team will inspect and identify existing leaks, then present you with recommendations to repair water line damage. Contact us today and request an appointment for repair services.
It is difficult for Cincinnati homeowners to know whether damage indicates the need for water line repair or replacement line services. There are various situations where either option could be advantageous. As you decide which repair route to take, keep the following in mind:
If an underground water leak is suspected, a Thomas & Galbraith plumber can utilize video inspection equipment and see within the pipe. The length of the pipe is inspected, looking for the point of damage and the type of repair issue present. The interior conditions of the lines are also evaluated to assess quality.
Pipe repairing methods are used in order to repair water line damage and restore function of the plumbing system. Trenchless water line repair is the preferred method for many reasons. With little equipment and pretty much no disruption to the yard, repairs can be made without the invasiveness of a traditional excavation repair.
When making water line repairs, trenchless technology applies a lining to the water pipe from within. This lining seals any leaks and basically creates a new sealed pipe within the broken one. When water lines need to be replaced, trenchless equipment moves new piping in as it pulls out the old, damaged line.
Water line repairs performed using trenchless methods take less time to complete and require no serious excavation or digging. There’s no need for an expensive excavator or digging up a yard just to find a leak. Your water line issues are taken care of without creating a new mess for you to deal with in the yard.
This method of water line repair can be used to repair or replace most any issue that arises in your home. Gain effective replacement and repair services without suffering through the disruption of traditional water line repair methods.
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