Main water line replacement or repair usually catches most people by surprise, because too many people don’t realize that once your main water line leaves the the meter at the curb, anyrepairs and service to that line are your responsibility.
That’s right. The city or utility company will only take care of the pipes under the street and other commonly owned areas. Pipes on your property fall under your jurisdiction.
So, how can you tell if you might need water line replacement or repairs?
Have you suddenly noticed:
- Your front lawn is soggier than usual in spots—even when it hasn’t rained?
- Lower water pressure or flow in your home—or no flow at all?
- Blue-colored piping bringing water into your home during excavation or other work?
- High lead content when you had your water tested?
- A dramatic increase in your water bill with no explanation?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may need to have your water line examined to see if you need a water line replacement. Your water line could be damaged, or your water line could be made of lead, copper, or polybutylene, all of which carry risks and hazards and may need to be replaced.
Water line replacement is tricky, since your water line is underground. But at Robinson’s Plumbing Service, we go through a whole checklist of action items before we dig up your main water line, so we can rule out potential causes and come as close as possible to pinpointing your water line problem and where a leak might be.
From pressurizing your line to see if it can hold pressure to ultrasonic listening devices that let us listen for problems underground, we take great care to gather as much information about your problem as we can before we start taking things apart.
We’ve seen it all by now when it comes to main water lines, which has made us into some pretty good water line super sleuths by now. We’ll help you figure out if your line can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.
And if together we determine that a new water line is necessary, our work and parts come with a 20-year guarantee—one of the best in the business. We have worked on plumbing projects large and small, residential and commercial, throughout the Greater Richmond Metro Area and Virginia. You can trust our decades of experience and our workmanship to install your water line replacement right—with incredible care and skill.
The longer you wait, the more expensive your problem could become. If you have any questions or concerns about the state of your main water line, don’t hesitate to call us today at (804) 794-0918.