A broken water main can be a major problem, especially if it comes unexpectedly, as they often do. (See below for some tips for helping to diagnose if you have a water main break.) The water main line runs underground from the main water supply in your area to your home or business.
If you are a homeowner, you are responsible for repairs to the portion of the pipe starting from where it enters your property line. This being the case, it’s important to address any issues as soon as they come up. When not dealt with quickly, a water main break can become an expensive repair. Unfortunately, most homeowner insurance policies don’t cover water main breaks, so it’s even more important to catch the issue early if you’re a property owner.
Detecting Water Main Breaks
- Like any other type of plumbing pipes, a water main has a lifespan. It can vary depending on its age, what material it is made out of, and the composition of the surrounding area. Since they can corrode over time, you may notice signs that this is happening before it becomes an emergency.
A drop in water pressure can be indication, though it doesn’t always mean a water main issue. Another potential sign is cloudy water coming from your taps. There are, of course, more obvious signs such as flooding or a waterlogged lawn. If you notice that your lawn is only green in one area, that can sometimes be a tip-off as well.
What To Do If You Have A Water Main Break
The first thing you should do if you think you have a water main issue is to call a professional, licensed plumber. Attempting to inspect or fix the issue yourself can cause a lot of damage, whereas a good contractor will be able to pinpoint the problem based on experience.
Our plumbers bring not only this expertise, but also the most modern tools and technology to the job in order to ensure you get the best possible service when you need it. Here are some of the services and qualifications you can expect when working with us:
- Emergency water main repair
- Quick service times
- Based in Santa Cruz County
- Licensed plumbing contractors
- Repair of water main breaks
- Replacement and installation
Anytime Plumbing serves customers throughout Santa Cruz County, including the Capitola, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Soquel, Aptos, and Scotts Valley!
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