Water Pipe Repair & Detection
The expert plumbers at Val Gross Blue Mills Plumbing can also assist with water pipe installation and repair issues large and small.
Water Leak Detection
Val Gross Blue Mill Plumbing, your Eastern Jackson County plumbing service, has years of expertise in identifying and repairing leaking pipes. At times, the source is obvious; at other times it is not. When needed, we use advanced technologies to detect the location and the cause of pipeline leaks with precision.
We can locate the source of the problem leak, whether it’s at the plumbing fixture, inside your walls, or underground.
Leaks can occur at any time of day or night and any season of the year. To accommodate the immediate needs of our residential and commercial customers, we offer round-the-clock services. Emergency leak detection and same-day repair services are available on a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week basis.
Burst Water Main—Not an everyday occurrence, but when it happens, don’t panic--call us! Signs of a broken or leaking water main result in loss of pressure and streams of water showing up on your property suddenly, either on the ground or around the foundation of the house. The average life span of a water main is about 60 years, so it’s a more common occurrence in older homes.
If your water main has broken because of age, it’s best to replace it entirely instead of repairing or replacing just a section, because it could break again in another section at any time. Repairing like this can cost more in the long run than replacing the whole pipe at one time.
What are some other causes of a water main break? Sudden cold weather events can trigger problems. Construction nearby, excavations, ground shifting from earthquakes and flash flooding can also cause breaks with water mains.
If you suddenly lose pressure in your entire water system, or have larger than normal water bills, it’s time to consider investigating. Repairs and replacement include digging out a trench around the pipe, replacing the broken section or the whole pipe back to the main service valve.
Factors that affect the cost of the water main replacement or repair will be depth of the line and ease of access (is it under trees or a concrete driveway/patio?).
Lead Water Main Replacement--In the event that you have a lead water main, you should replace it as soon as possible. Lead pipes were commonly used before 1920, and are still found in many cities. Lead is a toxic element and can cause developmental delays in children. Its use in water pipes was not officially banned until the 1980’s, though it is far less common in construction after the 1930’s.
Water Pipes Repair
Call us for whatever you need in water pipe inspection and water pipe leak repair for your home or business.