SIGNS OF A WATER MAIN LEAK

Have you ever had a spot in the yard that is very green and/or just a little wet? Or have you had the same water bill from the city for a long time then you start to have a higher and higher water bill? Have you been sitting in the house late at night and here a sound of water running but cant seem to find a leak anywhere in the house? Well these are all signs of a main water service leak in the yard from the meter to the house of even possible leak in the sprinkler system or sprinkler system shut off valve.

LOCATING WATER MAIN LEAK

There are many different ways to find out that you have a leak on the main water service. You can shut down the main house water turn off valve in the basement and remove the meter lid in the front or side yard and see if the meter needle is spinning if it is then there is water leaking out of the pipe between the meter and the house. You can also have a plumber come out and leak search in the yard with special listening equipment. You can also call the city to come out and check the meter most of the time this is a free service the city offers but then again they will not locate the leak and are unable to work in the yard and tell you to call a Plumber.

DIFFERENT WAYS TO REPAIR OR INSTALL NEW WATER MAIN’S

There are many ways to install a new water main service. The one easy way to install a new water service is to dig a new trench from the meter to where the water enters the house at a depth over over 30 inch’s by hand. (But this way is very labor intensive and back breaking plus the time to dig most trenches takes longer then most would think). The most popular way is to use a excavator to dig the new line and expose the meter this is great due to gives you more room to work in the trench. Most people say that the yard look treble after digging in the yard with a excavator but with our team we are very experienced with the excavator and in most cases the clean up looks very good. ( depends on the weather during the excavation and how long the water line has been leaking) Another way that is less damaging to the yard is pulling of the old line from inside the house and only dig a hole at the meter this can only be done with steel piping and has to be in a straight line with no turns in the piping. also there is a way to pull out the plastic piping and soft copper piping but most of the time requires two holes one at the house and one at the meter in most cases it pulls the new line thru the old line in place by cutting the old one out of the way. There are many more ways this can be done but these are the best ways we have found over the time and we are always looking for new and better ways all the time.

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