Your main water line connects the plumbing system in your home to the public water supply, so if you develop a problem within this crucial pipe, you can experience everything from slow drains, low water pressure and water damage. The good news is that we’ve provided water main services to the residents of Palm Springs and beyond since 1980. We haven’t seen a plumbing problem we’ve not been able to fix. Contact us immediately when you need trusted and experienced main water line repair.
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Signs You Need Water Pipe Replacement
The main water line that brings freshwater into your house is crucial for your health, convenience, and comfort. Although the main water line is built to last a long time, if your home was built before the 1970s, chances are the contractors used galvanized steel pipes, which are probably in bad shape now.
Sometimes, problems in your main water line aren’t easy to spot, but here are a few warning signs you don’t want to ignore.
Soggy or overly green patches in your yard indicate that there may be an underground water leak, which usually means your main water line. So, if you see random puddles in your yard, call a plumber for an inspection.
Low Water Pressure
Most Coachella Valley homeowners are used to certain water pressure in their house, so when that pressure dips below average, it’s an indicator that the problem could lie in the main water line. If you notice a reduction in water pressure throughout the house, chances are you need main water line repair.
It’s common to experience discolored water a few times a year, as when your city is conducting fire hydrant flushing or doing repairs to a city water line; however, if the discoloration doesn’t clear up in a day or so, it’s time to call a professional plumber to determine if the issue is with your main water line.
Increased Water Bill
If you have a consistent increase on your water bill that you can’t account for, it could be that you have a water leak that you can’t see, which usually means it’s in the main water pipe.
Don’t wait to call for help if you notice any of the above signs of trouble. KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning has highly-trained professional technicians that use effective diagnostic tools to troubleshoot your problem to save you time and money quickly.
Causes of Main Water Line Damage
One of the most critical systems in your Palm Springs home is the plumbing system, and more importantly, the main water line that feeds it.
While main water lines are designed for durability and longevity, sometimes problems crop up that require repair or replacement. Here are the most common causes of water line damage.
If the contractor that installed your main water pipe didn’t have the experience or education or just didn’t care about doing high-quality work, the water line can fail prematurely.
Here in the Coachella Valley, it’s not uncommon for the soil to shift due to tectonic plate movement, construction, or tree roots. When the soil shifts, it can stress water lines causing joints to weaken and eventually break.
If a tiny water leak develops in the main water line, tree roots invade rapidly to access a convenient water supply. Once the tree roots are in the pipe, they grow until they create a tangled, hard-to-remove clog that can wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing system.
Wear and Tear
All materials used in plumbing are prone to wearing out eventually. Under the most favorable conditions, the main water pipes serving your home will last indefinitely without serious decay; however, at some point, these materials will break down, and you’ll have to replace the pipes.
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