The water main is an integral component of your home’s plumbing system. It begins in the meter and supplies your home with the water it requires. When a problem occurs with your water main, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg's water line repair in Sugar Land will ensure a prompt response and repair for your water line issues.
Signs that You May Need Water Line Repair
When a problem arises with your water line, it isn’t always as simple as a lack of water. There may be subtle signs of an issue arising, but it may be too slight to determine if you have a problem in the first place.
The following signs of a potential issue with your water main can help you to determine if you require water line repair in Sugar Land.
- An elevated water bill without explanation
- Low water pressure
- Water pooling on the lawn
- Green, lush grass over and around the water main location
- Discolored water from soil entering a leaking water main
- A lack of water at all taps indicates a busted water main. If all taps are not affected the problem will lie within the homes water supply lines and not the water main. Ensure the supplier has not shut water off for repair before calling a plumber.
- Water bubbling up or spraying from the ground over or near the water main.
A reduction in water pressure is a common sign, though low water pressure can be due to other causes. Wet spots in the yard are a more or less certain indication that you have a water line leak, though if it has a bad odor, it is more likely to be the sewer line.
Water Line Replacement
There comes a time in the lifespan of all plumbing when it will require replacement. There are some good reasons for considering water line replacement instead of water line repair in Sugar Land. Frequent repairs are a common reason for water line replacement.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg offers trenchless technology to ensure that your water line repair in Sugar Land or replacement is provided quickly with little or no disturbance to your lawn and landscaping.
The majority of the plumbing in your home is hidden behind walls and under floorboards. While this arrangement provides a more attractive living space, when leaks occur they can be difficult to locate. It isn’t unusual for homeowner’s to be oblivious to the presence of a leak until an unexplained increase in the water bill occurs.
If you suspect a water leak in your Sugar Land home, call the professionals of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for leak detection services. Our plumbers in Sugar Land have the expertise and the specialized equipment required to locate leaks, and to provide the professional repair.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg's professional plumbers in Sugar Land have the experience and extensive training in leak detection to locate your water main leaks. Our expertise includes the utilizing specialized tools designed to efficiently locate underground and hidden water leaks to expedite the repair.
Our plumbers are licensed and highly trained individuals with the experience to ensure the work provided meets or exceeds the industry’s practice and code. The repairs our plumbers provide is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee – or we fix it for free.
Water Line Replacement
In specific circumstances the plumber in Sugar Land may recommend water line replacement, instead of water line repair in Sugar Land. The potential reasons for this may include:
- Outdated pipe with frequent leaks and/or deterioration. Eventually all plumbing will wear out and require replacement. Pipes constructed of outdated materials or those past their prime and/or life expectancy with frequent leaks should be replaced to prevent further damage to the home and its foundation.
- Damaged water line from tree roots, and broken or collapsed water line. Tree roots can invade water and sewer lines in their quest for water, resulting in blockage and broken pipes. The best means of prevention is to avoid planting trees or shrubs near water or sewer lines to avoid this problem.
Replacement vs. water line repair in Sugar Land will depend upon a number of factors, including the amount of pipe requiring replacement, the age, type and condition of the existing pipe and other factors.