Main Water Line Repair

The main water line leading up to your home is subjected to significant physical pressure. In the United States, the typical water pressure range is between 40 and 60 PSI, with 50 being the median. As a property owner, the last thing you want is a main line water leak. High-pressure water leaks can erode soil, causing landscaping issues and sinkholes, and even permanently damage the foundation or slab. Moreover, such leaks can result in substantial water waste and an increased utility bill. To prevent further loss, it's essential to have a professional repair carried out by a qualified plumber.

Water Line Breakages

A water line break can occur for various reasons, but the most common are age and temperature. During periods with little snow, the contraction of the ground due to freezing puts extra pressure on the main water line. If the water inside the pipe freezes, it creates additional outward pressure. Over time, the piping materials can degrade and become brittle, leading to cracks and leaks. Mainline water breaks can also be caused by installation issues, natural erosion, and ground settling.

Signs / Symptoms of a Water Line Break

1.) A waterlogged lawn or puddles of water near buried pipes are clear indications of a water line break. Continuous water flow underground can cause sinkholes, soil shifting, and other landscaping problems.. 

2.) An unexpected spike in your water bill can also be a sign of a leak in your water line. Leaks in buried pipes can often go unnoticed and result in substantial water loss, leading to a higher bill. 

3.) Hissing sounds or gurgling near the shut-off valve could indicate a water line break outside your building. If the water is not being used inside the building and you can still hear these noises, it's likely a sign of a leak.

4.)Discolored water, especially with a reddish-brown tint, can indicate a water line break and the presence of dirt and debris in the pipes. 

5.)Low water pressure accompanied by any of the other symptoms is a warning of a potential water line break. A drop in water pressure alone may not necessarily indicate a leak, but it should be investigated, especially if other signs are present.

Main Water Line Repair Process

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On Site Visit

We visit the property and gather information.


Written Estimate

Next, we write a formal estimate and apply for the permits.


Schedule Service

Last, we schedule service and execute the estimate.

Contact Green Tech Plumbing for a Free Estimate on Your Main Line Water Leak

If you suspect that you have a main line water leak, reach out to Green Tech Plumbing today. Our technician will come to your home, inspect the property, and provide you with a free on-site estimate. We will break down the costs and explain the job in detail, including the materials used. With our written proposal, you can make an informed decision about the repair. Based in Des Plaines, IL, we serve Chicago’s Northwestern Suburbs and are available 24 hours a day. Contact us at 847-518-5338 or via email to schedule your free estimate now.