As a homeowner, you are responsible for the waterline that runs from your home to the street. If it becomes damaged, corroded, or malfunctions in any way, you are the one that has to take care of the waterline replacement. Fortunately, at Todd Plumbing Co., we are professional plumbers and have experience in handling repairs and replacements just like this. We work with our customers to ensure that they are able to afford the replacement, and to make sure that it doesn’t inconvenience them for very long.
What Causes Waterline Issues?
There are various aspects of typical everyday life that could impact the waterline and cause it to need a repair. Unfortunately, as human beings, we can’t avoid every issue with our plumbing. What we can do is look for the signs that an issue is present and contact the professionals to tackle the job. The following are some common problems that may result in a waterline replacement:
- Restricted Flow – The restriction of water flow in the main line can cause a backup in the bathrooms, utility room, and kitchen. Sometimes the restriction is caused by a foreign object being flushed down the toilet, but other times it is caused by food, grease, and other waste that goes down the drain.
- Broken Lines – Tree roots are often the most common culprit of broken lines, as they search for moisture and find it in the smallest cracks on the pipes. When they enter the line through those cracks, they expand and create a nest where toilet paper, debris, grease, and other items collect. This puts too much pressure on the line, and those once-small cracks begin to grow.
What do I do if a pipe bursts?
If you have a burst pipe in your home, we know you’re facing quite a mess and the possibility of property damage. Call a trusted plumbing company like Todd Plumbing Co. to come out and immediately help with the emergency. Before we arrive, there are a couple steps you can take to minimize damage. If the leak is coming through your ceiling, collect it in a bucket. You may even consider piercing the plaster with a broom handle to lessen the chance of ceiling getting damaged. If you can, turn off the water and stay away from switches and wiring until help arrives.
How do I know if I have a broken water line outside my house?
There are several indications of a broken water line, which include an extremely high water bill, the sound of running water when faucets and appliances in your house are not being used, and puddles in your yard. A broken water line can be remedied fairly quickly, by contracting a plumber to use Video Camera Drain Inspection technology. We can pinpoint the problem without needless trial and error destruction of working pipes. In many cases we can fix the problem right away and save you money. If you do observe a water leak, it does not necessarily mean it is your pipe that is leaking. Water always seeks its way towards the weakest point in the ground or through a wall. It is also possible that the leak is from a neighboring house. You should always call a licensed plumber to confirm the source of the leak.
Waterline Replacement Cost
It’s hard to tell what the exact cost of a waterline replacement will be. These jobs depend on a lot of different factors.
In some cases, you may only need to replace part of the total pipe. For example, if your pipes are fairly new but a tree’s roots have started digging into the pipe, then there’s no reason to replace the whole pipe. You may only need a few sections of the pipe redone so the roots no longer impact the pipe.
For some older homes, the waterline pipes may have bigger problems. You may have never had a problem with your waterline until you start seeing puddles in your yard and hearing the sound of running water in your pipes. In those instances, you may need to have the whole waterline replaced with brand new pipes that will keep your home safe and dry.
If you need a waterline replacement, the best thing to do is to call one of our experts at Todd Plumbing Co.. We’ll help you diagnose the problem and give you an idea of what needs to be fixed and how much it’ll cost.
Trenchless Waterline Replacement
Are you considering a trenchless waterline replacement? Look for the following signs that you may need a line replacement:
- You smell raw sewage. If you consistently smell sewage and/or notice damp spots on your lawn, it’s likely time for a waterline replacement.
- Your water bill has skyrocketed. If your water bill is suddenly, inexplicably higher than normal, it could mean that you need a line replacement.
The cost of your trenchless water line replacement will depend on: the length of the line, your location, and the location of the problem.
Do you have further questions about trenchless waterline replacement? Contact Todd Plumbing today.
Is there a way to prevent water damage?
Yes, there are various effective ways to prevent water damage. Here are a few tips:
- Clean out your gutters on a regular basis – debris buildup can cause damage.
- Test your sump pump.
- Monitor your water bill – if your bill is abnormally high one month, it may be the sign of a leak.
- Check for leaks by inspecting your roof and looking for dark spots under your pipes.
- Make sure you have a decent drainage system in place.
These are just some of the ways to prevent water damage. For more on all things water damage-related, contact Todd Plumbing Co. today!
Are chemical drain cleaners safe for my pipes and health?
The first few times you use chemical drain cleaners for your pipes, this likely will have no negative effects on your system whatsoever. However, after routinely using harsh chemicals on your piping system, you run the risk of severely damaging your plumbing and possibly causing health-related problems for yourself as well.
There are other, safer, more organic ways to clean your pipes – here at Todd Plumbing, we’re happy to help you come up with a more effective (and safer) drain cleaning alternative, one that won’t cause any damage. Contact us today to find out more about our superior plumbing and drain cleaning services.
Contact Todd Plumbing Co. Today
At Todd Plumbing Co., we are experts at all things related to plumbing, sewage, and waterlines. We understand that you have other things going on in your life, which is why we work quickly and efficiently on every waterline replacement we handle. Contact us today at (740) 453-2081 to learn more or to schedule a consultation.