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Water Line Repair & Replacement

Washington, D.C. Water Line Plumbers

The main water line is what transports water from the main municipal supply into your commercial plumbing system. While the sewer line moves wastewater out, the main water line keeps everything fresh. It’s a vitally important part of your plumbing. Our Washington, D.C. water line plumbers can be counted on for reliable repair work, as well as trustworthy assessments as to whether replacement is needed. 

Call Emerald Plumbing at (240) 345-9920 to get same-day scheduling and emergency service. Or reach out here online to set up an appointment.

The Signs Your Water Line Needs To Be Checked

There are some red flags that are common to plumbing repair generally. High water bills are often a tipoff that a leak is happening somewhere in the system. A long, slow drain can indicate clogs. It’s well possible that the problems triggering these warning signs are in the main water line. 

Other indicators to watch for are these: 

  • Failing Water Pressure: Blockages, leaks, or corrosion within the line can restrict the flow of water, leading to decreased pressure. If you notice reduced water flow from faucets, showers, or other fixtures, call our office. 
  • Water Is Pooling Up: If you observe areas of standing water in your yard, especially when it hasn't rained recently, it could be a sign of a damaged water line. A leaking or broken water line underground can cause water to seep up through the soil, resulting in pooling or soggy spots in the yard.
  • Those Pesky Critters: Unwanted critters, such as rodents or insects, are often attracted to sources of water. If you notice an increase in pest activity around your property, it may be an indication of a leaking or damaged water line. 
  • Contaminated Water: If the water coming out of your taps appears cloudy, rusty, or has an unpleasant odor, it could suggest contamination. This can occur if the water line is corroded, allowing impurities or sediments to enter the water supply.

What Causes Water Line Damage?

Water line damage can be caused by various factors, including:

  • Age: Pipes degrade over time, especially those made of materials like galvanized steel or cast iron.
  • Corrosion: Chemical reactions with water, particularly acidic or alkaline water, can cause pipes to corrode.
  • Freezing and thawing: Cold temperatures can lead to pipes freezing and bursting.
  • Tree roots: Roots can infiltrate pipes, causing blockages, cracks, or breaks.
  • Physical damage: Construction work or accidental impacts can damage water lines.
  • Ground shifting: Soil erosion or geological events can put pressure on pipes, leading to cracks or breaks.
  • High water pressure: Excessive pressure can stress pipes, increasing the risk of leaks or bursts.
  • Poor installation: Improper installation techniques or low-quality materials can contribute to damage.

Regular maintenance and prompt repairs are crucial to prevent water line issues.

Work With Emerald Plumbing Today!

When you need fast, reliable, and effective services, call Emerald Plumbing Co. at 240-345-9920. We're here to help with your Plumbing.

Do You Repair or Replace the Water Line

Every case is different, but your main water line has something in common with your car—there comes a point where getting a new one will be more cost-effective than continually pouring money into the existing one. 

Property owners, be it of a property or business, simply want to feel confident that they’re getting an assessment from a source that is both knowledgeable and trustworthy. Emerald Plumbing has been serving the D.C. Metro Area since 2001 and built a strong reputation for our reliability, candor, and good faith. 

People know they can trust us for good information on which to base their decisions. Our track record as a growing and successful company, and our positive reviews, can give you peace of mind when you decide whether to repair or replace your water line. 

Call our Washington, D.C. water line plumbers today at (240) 345-9920.