Q & A: Understanding Water Service Jobs

Water main line service or water service jobs may seem complex in terms of understanding why they’re needed, what they accomplish, and how the work is completed.

3 Mountains Plumbing specializes in water main line service jobs spanning the greater Portland area. Made up of fully licensed journeymen plumbers, 3 Mountains Plumbing technicians use industry-leading technology to efficiently install water main lines with minimal disruption to your property’s landscape.

Q: What is a water main line?

A: In Portland, water main lines are pipes that run the full stretch of space between your home and your home’s water meter—usually located on the sidewalk.

Q: Why do water main lines break?

A: Water main line breaks may be caused by just about anything ranging from root intrusion to rust and sediment deposits. Joint and pipe leakage also contribute.

Q: How do I know my water service line needs replacement?

A: Fortunately, most signs of water main breakage are fairly obvious. These include:

  • Unexpected puddles in the yard
  • Weak ground
  • Collapsed ground or sidewalk
  • Decreased water pressure
  • Dirty water
  • Spinning water meter when water is not turned on
  • Unexpectedly high-water bills

Q: How will 3 Mountains Plumbing assess my water service needs?

A: A fully licensed journeyman plumber will visit your home to assess your unique situation. We will generate a flat-rate price quote and provide full disclosure of your options.

Q: Will my property be a mess?

A: At 3 Mountains Plumbing we take pride in completing jobs promptly as scheduled. That said we also do everything we can to leave your home in better shape than when we found it. We use directional boring technology that very specifically targets your water main line’s repair or installation needs thus eliminating unnecessary damage to your property.

Q: Once replaced, will my water main line break again?

A: Of course, we can’t guarantee that events outside of our control may cause further damage, but we can provide you with a best-in-class piping option. We are so confident in Wirsbo pipe that we provide a 10-year warranty on labor and materials. Wirsbo’s developer, the German-based Uponor, additionally offers a 25-year warranty on all delivered pipes and fittings.

Please give us a call as we are always happy to help clarify any questions or concerns you may have regarding water service in Portland.

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