Now that the earth is no longer the frozen block of icy soil that it becomes over the course of our long winter season, it is a good time for doing those jobs around the house that demand the excavation of land. Obviously, if your water line were to rupture during the winter months you could not just wait for the ground to thaw out before fixing the problem. If you have planned on having an old water line replaced, though, now is as good a time as any to schedule service.
Why might you want to have your water line in West Hartford, CT replaced? There are a number of different reasons, and a number of warning signs that you may notice which indicate that a water line replacement is in your best interest. Here are a few tips to help you decide if it is time to get a new water line in place on your property. If you think this is the case, remember to trust the job to the skilled, professional plumbers on our team.
Is Your Water Main Full of Tree Roots?
Typically, tree roots are going to be more of an issue with sewer lines. The water exiting the property via the sewer line will be warmer and filled with more nutrients that the tree roots desire than fresh water coming into the house. This is not to say that tree roots in a water main are not a problem to worry about, though. If you have any reason to believe that your water line is clogged with tree roots — be it due to a soggy lawn suggesting a rupture or lower water pressure than usual — let us know right away. Replacing the pipe may be your best bet.
Is Your Pipe Very Old?
If you have a very old house and you know that you have never had your water line replaced, then you may be sitting on a ticking time bomb in terms of a plumbing disaster. Older pipes may be made of outdated materials, including cast iron or even clay. The problem with these pipes is that iron can corrode and clay may crumble away over time. This greatly increases the risk of a serious leak developing, or of “minor” cracks allowing tree roots to get into the pipe easier.
Was Your Pipe Damaged During Construction?
It would be great if you could trust every contractor to do the quality work in their fields that we do in ours. However, it is possible that some type of landscaping or renovation project resulted in the damage of your water line. It is also possible that shifting soil due to freezing and thawing conditions has damaged your water line. Any indication of leaks in your water line should be taken very seriously. We cannot make sure that everyone working on your property is as careful and qualified as us, but we can resolve problems they’ve created with your water line.
Schedule your water line services with us. Live more comfortably, choose Dynamic Mechanical.