Burst Water Main
Not an everyday occurrence, but when it happens, don’t panic--call us! Signs of a broken or leaking water main result in loss of pressure and streams of water showing up on your property suddenly, either on the ground or around the foundation of the house. The average life span of a water main is about 60 years, so it’s a more common occurrence in older homes.
If your water main has broken because of age, it’s best to replace it entirely instead of repairing or replacing just a section, because it could break again in another section at any time. Repairing like this can cost more in the long run than replacing the whole pipe at one time.
What are some other causes of a water main break?
Sudden cold weather events can trigger problems. Construction nearby, excavations, ground shifting from earthquakes and flash flooding can also cause breaks with water mains.
If you suddenly lose pressure in your entire water system, or have larger than normal water bills, it’s time to consider investigating. Repairs and replacement include digging out a trench around the pipe, replacing the broken section or the whole pipe back to the main service valve.
Factors that affect the cost of the water main replacement or repair will be depth of the line and ease of access (is it under trees or a concrete driveway/patio?).
Water Pipes Repair
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