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Water Line Repair

Olympia Water Line Repair

Fixing Water Line Leaks & Clogs

The main line is the primary connection between your home and the public water supply. Which means that if it begins to leak or gets clogged, water line repair is only possible with the right knowledge and the right tools.

The plumbers at West Coast Plumbing Pumps & Filtration has years of experience in troubleshooting, diagnosing, and promptly repairing main and secondary water lines in Olympia, Washington.

Monitoring Your Main Line for Leaks

Unlike smaller leaks in your home, your main line lies outside of your house and entirely out of sight, making any leak a challenge to detect early on. While a leaky pipe inside your home might immediately yield a visible pool of water near the source of the leak, hidden leaks from your main water line are contained underground and may go completely unnoticed until they turn into a larger problem.

Catch water line problems early with these tips:

  • Keep an eye on water usage – While a jump in usage could signify an increase in shower time, a significant jump could mean you have a leak that’s grown into a real problem. But before jumping to conclusions, it’s important to rule out smaller leaks that would be easier to fix. For any kind of leak, however, the best practice is to call up a qualified plumber and obtain a thorough assessment of your home’s plumbing.

  • Observe your water pressure – If it seems like your water pressure has taken a dive throughout the house, it could be because water is escaping through a leak in the main water line.

  • Consider the age of your pipes – Over time and under any amount of use, every plumbing system experiences a certain level of wear and tear that will eventually require professional maintenance. This means that if the plumbing in your home is original, the likelihood of a leak occurring in the main line or anywhere else increases significantly.

  • Look around a recently finished construction – Puncturing a water line through digging or other construction is rare, but it does happen. If the other signs of a leak follow recent construction on or near your property, it’s possible that the main water line may have been damaged.

If you are an Olympia resident experiencing one or more of the tell-tale signs of a leak, give a call to West Coast Plumbing Pumps & Filtration to figure out where your system is losing water.

Seeing the Signs of a Main Water Line Clog

Just as common as leaks and no less troublesome are clogs that obstruct the mainline. While hair or other hard-to-flush materials could be the culprit, one of the biggest causes of clogs to the main water line is, surprisingly, nearby tree roots that have found their way in the main water line.

Whether it’s manmade or a tree-made, there are several red-flag signs of a clog in the main water line to look out for:

  • Smells and sounds coming from your plumbing – One of the first tip-offs to a clog forming in your main water line, or any line in your home, is the presence of unpleasant odors coming from toilets, showers or sinks.
  • Gurgling and sloshing noises coming from your plumbing – Caused by water backing up after hitting the clog, the sound of gurgling or water sloshing is another common sign that your home’s water lines are blocked.
  • Mild clogs and slow draining throughout the home – If multiple drains throughout the house take long to drain, that could mean the blockage is isolated to the main water line.

Professional Diagnosis of Your Water Line Issue

Whether it’s your main water line or a secondary line that’s the cause of your plumbing problems, it’s important to get your entire system looked at by a professional.

For a prompt inspection and diagnosis of all water lines running through your home, contact our Olympia plumbing contractor service today at (360) 979-1491.

What Causes Water Lines to Break?

Water lines can break for a variety of reasons, and understanding these causes can help in preventing such issues. Here are some common causes:

  • Freezing and Thawing: In colder climates, water in the pipes can freeze during winter. When water freezes, it expands, which can put pressure on the pipes and cause them to crack or burst.
  • Corrosion: Over time, pipes made of metal can corrode due to chemical reactions with the water and surrounding environment. This corrosion weakens the pipes, making them more susceptible to breaking.
  • High Water Pressure: Excessively high water pressure can stress pipes and cause them to burst. Consistent high pressure can also lead to leaks and eventual pipe failure.
  • Age and Wear: Older pipes are more likely to fail simply due to wear and tear over the years. Materials deteriorate, joints weaken, and the overall integrity of the system can degrade.
  • Ground Movement: Natural ground movement due to shifting soil, earthquakes, or construction work can cause pipes to move, bend, and eventually break.
  • Poor Installation: If water lines are not installed correctly, with inadequate support or improper materials, they are more likely to fail over time.
  • Tree Root Intrusion: Roots from trees and large plants can grow into and around water lines, causing physical damage and blockages.
  • Chemical Reactions: Certain chemicals in the soil or water can react with the pipe material, causing it to degrade and eventually break.
  • External Damage: Construction work, digging, or other external forces can accidentally damage water lines, leading to breaks.
  • Pressure Surges: Sudden increases in water pressure, often called water hammer, can cause pipes to burst. This can happen due to the rapid closing of valves or pumps turning on and off quickly.

Regular maintenance, proper installation, and awareness of environmental factors can help prevent water line breaks.

Invest in a Reliable and Long-lasting Water Line

Is your current water line outdated or prone to leaks and clogs? It may be time to upgrade to a durable and efficient water line that can withstand the test of time. At West Coast Plumbing Pumps & Filtration, LLC, we offer top-of-the-line water line installation services in Lacey, WA and the surrounding areas.

Benefits of upgrading to a durable and efficient water line include:

  • Improved water flow and pressure
  • Reduced risk of leaks and clogs
  • Longer lifespan of your plumbing system
  • Enhanced water quality and safety
  • Increased property value

Our experienced plumbers will assess your current water line and recommend the best options for your specific needs and budget. We use high-quality materials and advanced techniques to ensure a seamless installation process and long-lasting results.

Don't wait until you're dealing with constant water line issues. Upgrade to a reliable and efficient water line today to enjoy a worry-free and efficient plumbing system. Contact West Coast Plumbing Pumps & Filtration, LLC to schedule your water line installation service.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are some signs of a water line leak?

Signs of a water line leak include a jump in water usage, decreased water pressure, and construction near the property.

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