Your Plumber Salt Lake City
Water Mains and Water Lines
Your Plumber Salt Lake City has been taking care of water line problems for years.
There are two most common water line issues:
- Main water lines issues
- Internal piping problems
We look at each of these below and share some tips on how to prevent them.
Call Your Plumber Salt Lake City with any questions.
Main Water Lines
Main water lines refer to the line running from the street to your house. Most homes receive their source water from the city or county. There is a pipe running from the source water line to each home.
There are a few common reasons a home may experience a failure with their main water line. These are generally due to seismic activity, nearby utility work, tree root growth, poor craftsmanship in the installation, and most of all time.Eventually, all pipes reach the end of their designed life.
A Utah homeowner can generally tell signs of a possible water main leak. This is most commonly in the form of a steady flow of water flooding into the house or yard, a hissing sound near where the pipe enters the house, and finally, a loss of water pressure.
Whenever you experience one of these signs, it is wise to call your salt lake city plumber to inspect and determine if that is in fact the problem.
The cost for repairing or replacing a broken main water line can vary, depending on the extent of the damage. We can also provide an estimate of the cost once we diagnose the problem.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do to prevent this type of damage from happening, but letting us know the approximate age of your home could allow us to plan for an inspection when the life of the pipes draw near.
This proactive inspection could mean the difference between hundreds or thousands of dollars.
One of the most common reason people call a plumber is due to leaking pipes.
Sometimes this leak is exposed in a basement where there is an evident dripping or pooling of water.
Unfortunately, many leaks happen behind the closed walls where you can only tell from water stains, soft drywall, and flooding in lower level of the home.
Our first course of action with leaks is to diagnose and stop the problem. We then determine if the problem is likely to persist or expand do to poor craftsmanship or age.
Once we know what we’re dealing with, we will propose the best course of action to fix the problem for good.
As with all of our work, Plumber Salt Lake City will not start any extra work before consulting with you and determining your preferred action.
Once the work is done we can repair the damage and get your life put back in order.
How Can You Prevent Problems?
Preventing leaks in your home pipes is not something most people think about. With a little effort and care however you could reduce the likelihood of residential plumbing problems and save yourself a lot of money.
- Don’t pour cooking grease down your drains
- Use baking soda and vinegar to clean drains
- Screen your drains
- Screen your washer hoses
- Use plumbers tape
- Don’t over-tighten
Most of our service calls come after long periods of time where these things have not been done, or where done incorrectly.
We will gladly respond and fix your issues, but a little caution could save you the trouble and increase the life of your plumbing system.