Your water line is one of the most important components of your entire plumbing system. It carries all of the water into your Fort Collins home or business from the city water treatment plant. Water lines are often buried in foundations and under landscaping making them very difficult to access, inspect and service. However, there are a few warning signs to keep an eye out for that will help you determine if your water line needs to be replaced:
- Visible water flowing from the ground or foundation
- Weak or damp ground around your home
- Water damage on floors
- Reduced water pressure
Water Line Replacement Solutions
Addressing water line problems quickly is vital to reducing damage to your home or business. Because the water entering your home through the line is extremely pressurized, a leak or break can quickly result in flooding, water damage and structural problems. Since water lines are often obscured by walls, floors and foundations, the first thing we will do is inspect the line with our camera equipment. This equipment allows us to see into the water line and pinpoint the cause and location of the damage without disrupting or destroying your system any further.
In most cases, our water line replacement experts can quickly repair the line using a food-grade epoxy coating. This coating is powerful stuff and will seal off pin leaks, holes and gaps as well as eliminate the chance of corrosion in the future. However, in some cases, it’s not possible to use the coating, especially if your pipes are constructed of lead or Polybutylene. Both of these materials have been found to be unsafe for your water supply and will need to be removed completely. Unfortunately, the removal of hazardous pipe material will require the excavation of your property. It’s no fun, but in these situations, it’s a necessary evil.
Water Line Replacement Benefits
Replacing your water line may seem like a huge job, but in the end the benefits are worth it. They include:
- Reduced water bills
- Cleaner water
- Increased home value
- Peace of mind
Water line replacement is one of the best ways to improve the overall health of your entire plumbing system. Call the professionals at Lighten Up Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric to schedule your water line replacement today!