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How to Repair Your Main Water Line

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

How to Repair Your Main Water Line - Plumbers

A home’s main water line attaches to the water company’s big water line and runs directly into the house. When this breaks, it can quickly overflow and even enter into the home. Often these breaks require a simple repair, but in some extreme cases, a main water line must be replaced.

Contact 8-1-1 First

To access the main water line a trench must be dug. Before any digging commences, 8-1-1 should be dialed. Contacting this free service, available in all states within the United States, is required before anyone (professional or do-it-yourself) digs into the ground.

The service will come out and mark the locations of the water line so that the digging area is outlined and obvious. This prevents any accidental digs into gas lines. The service is free and essential for digging safety.

Check on Permits

Some cities require a permit before a main water line can be repaired or replaced. Contact the local building authority for any permit requirements and obtain the necessary permit before digging; otherwise, the project could be fined.

Shut Off the Valve

Water should be shut off from the home as well as the main water supply. If you cannot locate this, contact the local water department for assistance with the shut off. The shut off valve can be located in your basement, crawl space, or in a utility room, depending on when your home was built.

Second Pipe or Full Replacement?

When replacing a main water line for a house, you will have to choose between adding a second line and replacing the original pipe. Depending on the severity of a break, sometimes a new line can be added, connected to the existing line, and rerouted without removing or replacing the original pipe. This is because replacing the original pipe – the one that leads through the wall or floor of the home and connects the water to the rest of the structure – can be extensive and require the assistance of a professional contractor.

Need Help?

If you’re feeling out of your element, give TalkLocal a ring today. TalkLocal can connect you with professionals in your area skilled in main water lines in houses, so your job is done quickly and professionally the first time around.

What to Do If Your Water Supply Line House Breaks

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

What to Do If Your Water Supply Line House Breaks - Plumbers

Your home’s water supply line gives you fresh, clean water every time you turn on a faucet. Whether you use it for cooking, taking a shower or cleaning, you expect the water to run clear and work every time you use it. The water that you use in your home is delivered via a water supply line house that connects to a water supply line in the street.

Most water supply lines work just fine for decades, but as with anything in life, there may come a time your water supply line starts to leak or breaks. There are ways to tell if your water supply line is having an issue. Most commonly you’ll notice:

– A sudden, unexpected drop in your home’s water pressure

– Pooling water or a reccurring wet area in your yard

– A discoloration to your water — such as a yellow or brown tint

If you notice one or all three of these, it’s likely your water supply line has a leak or has broken.

Find the Leak

Look for pooling or ultra-wet areas on your yard. These can help you locate the area where the water supply line has broken. If you don’t see obvious signs of where the broken line is, you can use an electronic device — available at most home improvement stores — to help you determine the exact location of the break or leak.

Turn Off the Water

Contact your city’s water company and notify them of a leak or break in your line. You’re the owner of the water supply line to your house; therefore, they will not fix it for you. They may, however, refer you to a plumber in the area who can help repair or replace the line. They can also turn off the water from the main line. You’ll need to turn off the water supply to your house.

Contact a Repair Professional

Get help with your water line repair from a skilled plumber by calling Seva Call now. We can instantly connect you with a professional plumber in your area who can diagnose your issue and repair your water line often in the same day.