Did you know that, generally, most homeowner insurance policies do not cover water main issues? You can find policies that include the water main as part of the coverage or you can also get an insurance rider for protection against water main problems, but most people don’t think about it until it’s too late. That’s when it’s time for trenchless water main line repair, replacement, and installation service in Surrey.
There are some distinct signs that something is wrong with your water main line. As these pipes age, they are more prone to damage from tree roots, extreme temperature fluctuations, mineral buildup, and shifting soil. If you are experiencing higher than normal water bills, water that is a strange color, flooding in the yard, running water sounds where there shouldn’t be, or a water meter that is inconsistent, you probably have an issue with the water main line.
A professional plumber can evaluate the situation and determine exactly what’s wrong. Your options for repair or replacement include digging a trench to repair it or using innovative trenchless technology. The trench method is highly invasive, can destroy your landscape, and requires heavy-duty equipment. Less costly and much less invasive, trenchless repair only requires two or three holes to initiate repair.
To determine whether a repair or replacement is better for your pipes, think about their age, the material from which they are made, if you have big trees that grow near the pipes, the type of soil you have, and if your area has a distinct change of seasons.
The pros at High Mark Plumbing can help you determine if you need trenchless water main line repair, replacement, and installation service in Surrey. Contact us today at (604) 678-1650.