Water Line Leak Repair
- 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
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?
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?
- 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.