Portland Plumber Repairs Water Service Line
Have you ever woken up to get ready for work, only to find that there’s no water pressure in your shower? This is a clear sign of problems in your water service line, which can impact the smooth operation of your home like almost nothing else. Good water service—like pretty much anything else—is just expected in modern homes. When it doesn’t happen … you can expect a meltdown from someone in your family.
If You Don’t Act …
If you don’t fix poor water service right away, you could doom yourself to higher water bills, poor water pressure, and even poor water quality long-term—which also has health effects for your family, particularly young children, and older adults.
Water Service Line Repair Options
When it comes to repairing your water service line, there are two primary options: patching the holes in the pipe or replacing the entire line. The first one is typically performed when there are only a few rusty spots on your water service line; the second is more common when rust has completely taken over your service line—as can happen when pipes are in the ground for 50, or 60 years.
Water Service Line Repair Benefits
Repairing your water service line provides clear and present benefits to your home on several levels. A water service line that doesn’t have rust means you’ll enjoy clean, clear water day in and day out. Clean clear water has significant health benefits, so your family will be much healthier long-term with a repaired pipe.
You may also experience some cost savings—many older water service lines were inefficient. New lines mean more accurate flows, more consistent pressure, and even a more environmentally friendly home.
Water Service Line Repair Features
Digging is required to replace or repair water service lines; the pipes generally run from the street to your house, underground, so your contractor—like the experts at 3 Mountains Plumbing—will dig a trench around your pipe to get at it.
If a full replacement is the way to go, the contractor will first turn off the water. They will then cut the rusted or broken pipe out and remove it from the trench. Once the old pipe is removed, the contractor will then insert the new line—being careful to follow the pathway of the trench.
For patching, on the other hand, the contractor will add some patches on the really weak spots before closing up the hole. Keep in mind that patching is only a temporary fix—replacement is generally the way to go.