Main Line Repair
Buildings with older pipes are more likely to experience main line leaks than houses and business structures that contain newer piping. Older pipes are more likely to weaken under pressure or stress. They are also more likely to become corroded, blocked, or cracked, causing a leak in your main line. In some cases, they can even collapse completely if they are not properly repaired.
Slow leaks are often undetectable for years since the problem remains hidden beneath your flooring or behind your walls. Unfortunately, even though you cannot see it, you can still have extensive water damage from a main water line pipe that is leaking. This type of problem is more serious than clogged drains, leaky faucets, and running toilets put together. It is extremely important to bring in a professional plumber right away if you suspect that your main water line is damaged.
What Are the Signs That You Might Have a Leak, Crack, or Break in Your Main Line?
Fortunately, you can still figure out that you have a problem with your main water line even if you can’t see it. Here are some of the warning signs that damage has occurred to this aspect of your plumbing:
- The sound of running water even though no one is using it
- A water bill that is much higher than usual
- Wet spots on your floors, ceilings, or walls
- Puddles in the yard where the water lines are located
- Signs of mold and/or mildew in the home or garage
- Warm areas on the floors of the home or garage
Leak Detection for Main Water Lines
If a leak in the main water line is suspected, our plumber can use specialized video/electronic equipment to inspect your pipes. This strategy avoids the need to tear up your floors or walls in order to determine where the problem exists. It also saves time and money that can better be spent elsewhere.
Main Water Line Repair Las Vegas
The most common type of repair is to re-route your damaged water line rather than replacing it. This process is less invasive and can be used effectively to restore access to water in your home or business building. Re-piping must be accomplished according to all state and local codes, so it is best to hire a licensed plumber to complete the work.
If you would like to set up an inspection of your main water line for a suspected leak, please contact our office during normal business hours.