It’s not something you think about until something goes wrong – but having your water line repaired or replaced is a big decision that can have a lasting impact on your home. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the things you can look for to determine if your water line needs repairs or a full replacement.
DEGREE OF DAMAGE
Water lines don’t last forever, but they should last a long time. While years of corrosion can be an issue, more often there’s some sort of direct damage that can cause problems in your pipes. You’ll need to find out exactly what the problem is in order to know how to fix it. Then you can determine if it’s worth a full replacement, or just a repair.
The experts at Trenchless Replacement Specialists can evaluate your situation and give you a cost analysis to compare the cost to replace or repair. You’ll have to consider things like labor, permitting fees, and restoration fees. If the cost to replace is less than double the cost of repair, that’s usually the best choice.
The type and age of your current lines will tell you a lot about how long they should last – and the cost of replacement. Because of changes in technology and conditions around your home, it’s a good idea to have the piping system completely replaced at least once every 50 years. This may require some research if you live in an older home and aren’t sure when (if ever) the pipes have been replaced. If you’re considering purchasing an older home, the age of the pipes is a good thing to ask about. Trenchless Replacement Specialists can evaluate the age and condition of your pipes to give you peace of mind.
Maybe you don’t have major water line issues – but small annual repairs are really starting to add up. There could be a variety of factors that could cause the pipes to break down prematurely. In many cases, replacing the line can result in saving money in the long run. Problems that indicate you should call a professional include:
- Soft damp spots in the yard
- Increase in water bills
- Cracks in the foundation
- Dirty or discolored water
To avoid a disaster, make sure your pipes are secure and will last for years to come. If you worry that an extensive pipe replacement process will leave holes in your yard – don’t fret. The best news is that Trenchless Replacement Specialists can replace your pipes with no digging! Let one of our friendly experts explain how by booking an appointment online or calling 432-580-7693.