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Main Water Line Repair

Where is the Main Water Line to My House?

The main water line is the network of pipes through which water is delivered. This is the last stage of the water distribution network, a process that begins at a reservoir and ends when it comes out of your tap. It is located underground and connects to the community’s water source. The main water line to the house is on the perimeter of the house at ground level or below. The water line from the street to the house is usually as straight as possible.


Having problems finding it? Call one of our technicians for help!


What Does a Main Water Supply Line Do?

The water main line needs pressure in order to transport the water to where it needs to go. This is achieved in a number of ways, including by the use of a pump, gravity, or compressed air. Many problems with the water main are that there are losses in pressure. Low water pressure in the main could be the indication of a leak at some point in the pipe. Water mains, like all pipes, are also subject to corrosion.


What are the Steps to Take During a Main Water Line Repair?

Rainforest Plumbing and Air technicians know how to diagnose and fix problems with main water lines. We have an excavation team on-hand to facilitate the unearthing of the pipe and cleanup once the repairs are complete.


If you suspect an issue with your main water line or feel your main water line needs repaired, call us today to schedule an appointment. 


How Do I Turn Off the Main Water Line?

If you need to turn off the main water line to your home for any reason, you should be able to locate the shutoff valve easily. This will shut off the waterflow from the main water line into your home.


The homeowner shutoff valve is normally located next to the water meter and you may need a water meter key to do so.


Of course, when all else fails you can always call are trusty technicians to get the job done.


Common Water Main Line Problems

Main water line leaks are not uncommon. Holes and cracks will happen overtime due to soil or frost corroding the external part of the pipes. Pipes are under extreme pressure and these holes or cracks cause water to leak from the pipe to the surface, which can be onto the street, in your basement, on your lawn, or in your home.


How Do I Detect a Main Water Line Leak?

Undetected leaks lead to expensive and extensive damage while also increasing water bills. Signs to look for to detect a leak includes wet spots on the floor or walls or mildew present on the floors or walls.


These leaks are usually unseen and located under the lab or in the lawn. If there is an extra green area in your grass, it could also be a sign there is a broken line underneath. Leaks should be fixed as soon as possible once detected.


Of course, the only way to know for sure that you have a plumbing leak is to turn all of your water fixtures off and look to see if your water meter is flowing or not.


You can also call us at Rainforest Plumbing and Air to come out and do a leak inspection.

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