Water Line Repair Phoenix, AZ
The main water line is the piping system which brings water from your community source into your home. Known as the “water main,” this network is commonly installed along the perimeter of your house, either at or below ground level. If it becomes damaged, immediate repair is required to maintain the function of the plumbing system in your home.
How Your Home’s Main Water Supply Line Works
Water must travel relatively long distances to get from the public source to your home’s faucet, shower, toilet, etc. The pressurization needed to propel water comes from gravity (in cases where the water source is located at a higher elevation), or from the help of a pumping system. In some neighborhoods with high pressure, a PRV (pressure regulating valve) might be recommended.
Common Causes of Water Main Problems
The most common cause of damage to your water main is the impact that the landscaping and the impact roots have on your line. Soil shifts, age and extreme heat can also cause pipes to break down.
Water main leaks are not uncommon, so if you notice one happening on your property there’s no reason to panic. With that being said, upon noticing the signs of a break, call a professional as soon as possible to minimize the potential damage.
Detecting a Water Main Leak
In some cases, a water main break will be very apparent as you may notice water spreading into your lawn, or even into the street from your property. Leaks can also be much less obvious if they happen underground or beneath your lawn. These unnoticed leaks can be the cause of more extensive damage. If you’re unsure of whether or not you have a leak, turn off your water fixtures and check your water meter – if it’s still running, you likely have a leak and should shut off the valve immediately.
Additional signs of a water main leak on your property include:
- Puddles or wet spots in various random places around your home.
- Damp ceilings or walls.
- Low water pressure.
- Odors coming from drains.
- Water in your yard or street.
- Unusually high water bills.
Once we’ve identified the area that is the source of the leak, our team will replace the damaged section of pipe and restore proper function to your water main line.
Questions or Concerns Regarding Your Water Main Line?
Water main lines play an important role in daily activities. Not only is a leak or other damage inconvenient, it can also be a costly issue if repair is delayed. If you have any questions at all about the function of your water main supply line, don’t hesitate to contact us.
The Moon Valley Plumbing team has the experience to find the most affordable and effective fix. If you notice any of the signs listed above, or simply want to have an expert examine your water main system as a precaution, get in touch by calling 602-253-2600 or contact us online today for more information.