What to do if your supply line leaks
When you turn on the water in your house, you get fresh, clean water at your fingertips- for drinking, cooking, cleaning and bathing. It’s delivered directly to you via a single supply water line from the street, under your property, and into your home. A water line normally works perfectly for years. But you may have trouble if you notice a sudden drop in water pressure, a discoloration of the water or a recurring wet area in your yard. In these cases, contact MB Plumbing, Heating and Air and we’ll send our plumbing expert to conduct an inspection for potential water line repairs.
How to find a leak in your water line.
An electronic device is often used to determine the exact location of the water line. If necessary, the line is charged with nitrogen to find the exact location of the leak. Depending on the size and location of the leak, MB Plumbing, Heating and Air professionals assess the scope of work necessary to correct the problem before any work begins.
There are a variety of reasons why your water line may need servicing. In some instances, tree roots can get into the pipe. Other causes of water line failure include mineral build up and residue, high water pressure, ground movement, acidic soil conditions, plus general deterioration over a long period of time.
Repairing the leak.
In many instances only a section of the water line needs to be replaced. Faulty sections of pipe can be replaced with a few different types of piping. Our technician will go over the options. Once installed, the repaired or replaced water line is pressure tested for leaks. When replacing the entire water line a municipal inspection is usually performed for final job approval. Steps are then taken to restore your property grounds to their original condition.