Water Lines

Water Line Leak Repair

The water lines that connect your home or small business plumbing to the public water supply can be hard to monitor considering they’re underground and not easily accessible. There are; however, signs you can be on the lookout for to identify a possible water line leak. These include:

  • Monitoring water usage. If it suddenly spikes or gradually increases over time without any additions to your family, you may have a leak.
  • Checking your yard for large puddles. If you have a large leak, it could be coming up through your yard.

As soon as you suspect a water leak, you should have it repaired to avoid larger, more costly problems. Our team can help you identify where the leak is and the best option for main water line repair.

Water Line Replacement & Installation

The hours and cost required to replace or install a new water line depend on a number of factors. We invite you to call and schedule an appointment with our team to discuss these factors including those listed below.

Access to the Water Line

Are there any obstructions that will make it difficult to reach the existing water main? Similarly, if you’re interested in an installation are there any obstructions, such as trees, that will need to be removed in order to make room for the water line?

Depth of the Water Line

How much dirt (and possibly concrete) needs to be removed to reach the existing water main? Or, how deep does a new hole need to be dug to install a new water main?

Type of Pipe

Will the installation require PVC pipe, or do you live in an area where copper pipes would be more appropriate?

To avoid future problems – related to both money and your safety – it is important to replace or install a new water line right the first time. We hope you’ll recognize our commitment to quality when we meet for your free in-home or small business estimate. Call 216-741-5131.

Water Line FAQs

How much does it cost to repair a water line?
Water line leaks and repairs can vary greatly in repair costs. On average, replacing the broken section of a water pipe can cost between $500-$1,000. If most of the (or the entire) water line needs replaced, it can cost between $1,500-$5,000. Leaks can cost between $150 to $350 to repair, and diagnosing leak locations can be close to an additional $100.

Because these are averages, please keep in mind that the real cost can be much less or much more, depending on the severity of the water line issue.

To get an actual cost for your water line situation, you need an expert assessment from a licensed plumber, like the team at Invisible Excavations.

How do I temporarily fix a leaking water pipe?
Leaky pipes can be incredibly burdensome, and – at times – hard to pinpoint exactly where the root issue is. If you notice a leaking water pipe, it’s vital that you understand how to temporarily fix it until one of our plumbers arrives. Follow these steps:

  • Stop the flow before you patch a leak by turning off your home’s main water shut-off valve.
  • Run the faucet closest to the leak to drain any remaining water.
  • Wipe and dry off the pipe.
  • Tighten the joints (if fittings are loose) to help form a stronger seal.
  • Prepare the pipe to make it smooth so the patch sticks better. Use sandpaper or a metal file to gently remove rust and rough spots by the leak.
  • Patch the pipe. Epoxy putty usually works well. Use as directed.

If you don’t have any epoxy putty or pipe clamps, use several layers of duct tape.

These steps should stop the leak and temporarily fix the situation until a professional plumber arrives.

How long does it take to fix a broken water line?
On average, repairs can take two to five hours. The actual amount of time it takes to completely fix a broken or leaking water pipe depends entirely on the specific situation. Once you receive an expert assessment on your waterline, a more accurate timeline can be discussed.
Will a small water leak seal itself?
No. A water leak will never seal on its own. Even the smallest leak will grow if left unaddressed. By following the steps to temporarily fixing a leaking water pipe (using something like an epoxy), you can stop water from entering your home until a licensed plumber can completely fix your water line.

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We highly recommend Invisible Excavations. The crew that came to reline our sanitary sewer were very professional and experienced. They did in one day what we thought would take two days. They thoroughly cleaned the job site . We couldn’t be more happy with the job.

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Had basement flooding through a cracked wall and due to collapsed drain pipes around the house. After many estimates with other companies, this one stood out. The work was done in a timely fashion with care taken for the property and landscaping. I highly recommend them! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Invisible Excavations' service area?

Invisible Excavations serves several counties surrounding Cleveland and Akron Ohio, including Cuyahoga, Erie, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina and Summit. If you are slightly outside of this service area, please call 216-741-5131 to see if we may still be able to accommodate you.

Does Invisible Excavations have a payment program?

Yes, we offer a payment plan. We understand that many cannot afford the upfront costs associated with pipe lining – especially if you encounter a problem unexpectedly. To accommodate all customers, Invisible Excavations offers financing.

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