Do you need water line repair, water main repair, or water line replacement? Kulk’s Plumbing & Heating can help!
Many homeowners are unaware of the most common causes of water problems inside and outside their home. However, maintaining and caring for the pipes running through a property is the responsibility of the property owner. So, how do you know if you are experiencing water line issues and may need a water line repair?
There are a couple signs within your home that there may be a serious water line issue that may either requires a water line repair or water line replacement like;
- Puddles in your home
- Water damage to your walls, ceiling, or floors
- Damp drywall
- Mold growth
- Unpleasant odors
- Unusual noises in your pipes when you run water
- Poor water quality or low water pressure
- High water bills
Outdoor signs that your home may have a water main leak:
- Water in the streets or yard
- Cracks in your foundation
- Soft/slushy spots in your lawn
Here are some questions to ask yourself when considering if you may need a water line repair or water line replacement:
- How old are your pipes?
The average age of a broken water main in the U.S. is 47 years. Knowing the age of your pipes will help you proactively determine if you need a water line replacement before disaster strikes!
- Do you have mature trees near your water line?
Tree roots can often disrupt water lines. Roots often seek out pipes because they provide essential elements that the tree needs to grow (water, oxygen, nutrients). When tree roots enter pipes, they can cause clogs, blocks, and serious damage.
- What type of soil do you have?
Poor soil conditions (like low soil resistivity and high chlorine content) can cause corrosion of your pipes. Clay soil is one of the most corrosive types of soil to pipes.
- What are your pipes made of?
Similar to soil, clay pipes are more prone to deterioration, as are steel and tile pipes. If your home was built before the 80’s your pipes are likely made of clay and may be in need of water line repair or water line replacement.
The water line repair specialists at Kulk’s Plumbing & Heating are more than equipped to resolve these issues. We can use video pipe inspection techniques to pinpoint the broken water line without having to open your walls or dig up your property. Once we’ve found the source of your main water line leak, we’ll take immediate and effective steps to fix the damaged pipes. Whether that means inserting patches or carrying out complete water line replacement, you can count on us to do good work.