Portland Plumber: Signs You Have a Problem with Your Water Main

With over a decade of professional plumbing experience, 3 Mountains Plumbing and its licensed journeymen plumbers, are experts in Portland water service repairs and replacements.

In Portland, homeowners are responsible for all pipes between the water meter and the home. This space typically occupies the distance from the sidewalk through the house. For older homes using less sophisticated piping options, more pipe typically means an increased likelihood of rust, corrosion, and damage.

So, how do you know if your water main line needs to be serviced by a professional? Some signs are far more obvious than others, and those include the following:

  • Visible Water Leakage
  • Collapsed Ground or Sidewalks
  • No Water Supply Inside the Home

These are surefire signs that you should immediately contact 3 Mountains Plumbing. Same-day service is available to meet all of your Portland emergency plumbing needs, however, we think it is easier for our clients to try to handle these water service issues before they become emergencies.

Fortunately, there are other, perhaps more subtle signs, that your water main line is beginning to falter. Here are some things homeowners may notice or can easily check that may indicate a problem with water service:

  • Feeble Ground
  • Puddles or Pooling in the Yard
  • Lack of or Decreasing Water Pressure
  • Higher Than Usual Water Bill
  • Water Meter Spins When Household Water is Turned Off

Water service lines are critical to your home’s water supply. All of the water to your home flows through the water main line thus making it all the more important to ensure that this connection is solid, sediment-free, and durable enough to last a long time.

3 Mountains Plumbing prefers to exclusively replace Portland water main lines with polyethylene Wirsbo pipe. Wirsbo, made by Uponor, provides water service lines with advanced cross-linking technology while eliminating water hammer or “singing pipe” sounds. Wirsbo also comes in one long roll of pipe thus avoiding additional joint connections that often-become target areas for leaks and weakness.

Wirsbo is a wise investment for Portland homeowners as it comes with a 25-year pipe and fittings warranty in addition to a 10-year labor and materials warranty.

If you’re concerned that your water service line is damaged or in need of repair, check for the signs mentioned, and contact 3 Mountains Plumbing today.

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