Water Line Installation and Inspections
Every property owner should stay on top of the health of a building’s water lines to prevent damaging leaks and floods. With your water lines hidden behind the walls, under floors and in the ceiling, you typically become aware of a water line issue when it’s too late. What’s more unfortunate when this happens is the damage often extends to include your walls, flooring and ceilings, costing you additional money in repair costs. Routine inspections and proper installation can typically avoid this type of plumbing issue.
You can avoid most plumbing emergencies by asking a few questions about your system:
- How old are the pipes? – The average age of water mains that have broken in the U.S. is 47 years old. If your pipes are anywhere near this old, it’s time for a new water line installation. Old pipes are typically either beyond repair or aren’t worth the costs to repair. Replacing old pipes can prevent a serious flooding incident.
- Are there trees by my water line? – Tree roots are one of the most common causes of water line issues. Tree roots often seek out water pipes as a source of water and oxygen. If you have mature tree roots near your pipes, it may cause clogs and blocks that lead to repairs.
- Have I noticed warning signs? – The warning signs of a broken or clogged water line include a consistently clogged toilet, slow drainage, and sputtering faucets. If you notice these signs, contact a plumbing company to inspect your water line.
Asking yourself these questions will give you a better idea of the state of your water line and sewer pipes. If you don’t know the answers to these questions, always contact a professional plumbing company to verify that your pipes are safe and operating efficiently. Ignoring even a small leak can result in damaging mold growth, wood rot, and flooding.
Trust the Plumbing Experts with Your Water Line Installation and Inspection Needs
Water line installation and repairs don’t have to be a major hassle. With Craig’s Plumbing, even a large-scale service like replacing your water line is fast, easy, and efficient. Our team of trained professionals knows how to handle even the most complex water line issues with dexterity. Something as important as your home’s main water line deserves the attention of experienced professionals. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment or emergency services.