Uninterrupted water flow is essential for almost every home in America. Water leaks can cause a whole mess of issues with your home. Water leaks should be attended to immediately as they lead to increased bills from your water company. There are different types of leaks in water supply pipes which can result in a need for water main repair. These include the following;
- Gushing supply pipe leak: this happens when there is a burst of the pipe caused by applying excessive pressure on the surface where the pipe runs. The pipe could also have separated at the solder joint in cases where someone was moving the pipe, or the pipe could separate because of an increase in water pressure.
- Drip or Pinhole leak: this happens when there is a loose threaded joint and the water leaks through the small gaps left. These leaks are usually difficult to diagnose and find, but you end up wasting a lot of water.
When you realize a water pipe has burst, don’t attempt to fix it if you are not an expert. This may easily cause more problems. The best thing you can do is call a professional plumber.
Reasons Why You Should Call a Plumber to Repair Your Main Water Pipe
There are various reasons why water may not be properly flowing to your house. One is an airlock on the main pipe. Attempting to repair this yourself, is an easy way to create a bigger problem. When you reconnect the water, air bubbles can block the water from flowing into your house. Only a licensed plumber should handle issues like this.
Secondly, it is not recommended to repair a broken pipe until you are able to determine the full extent of the damage. This goes double for a pipe that runs under a concrete floor. For issues like this, call Matt’s Plumbing Services to help you diagnose and correct the issue. When you seek our services, we will complete the repair professionally to make sure you are fully satisfied.
The third reason why you should not attempt broken pipe repairs yourself is that the pipe repairs are complex and specific materials are needed to correct the issue. Water pipes are made of different materials. There are the metallic copper pipes, metallic galvanized steel pipes, polyvinyl chloride pipes, and several others. All of these require different handling. Because of this, there are different ways to handle each situation.
If you are looking for a plumber who can offer main water pipe repair, contact us today at (813) 269-7370.