Water Line Installation, Replacement and Repair Services Available in Helmetta, Monroe, West Windsor, NJ and Surrounding Areas
Water Line Installation, Repair & Replacement in Cranbury
You should always look to a professional plumber if your main water line needs replacing or repair. Our technicians at R.A. Nichols Plumbing & Heating will make sure that your main water source continues to function properly. Let us help you with your water line installations and repairs, and find out why we’re recognized as the top-rated plumbers in New Jersey!
Common Problems with Your Water Line
Your water line supplies clean water to your home, so it’s important to address any problems as soon as they occur. Tree roots are a common source of problem to your water lines. Tree roots need water, and if the roots find their way into your pipes, this can affect your water flow and cause low water pressure. The roots can also damage your pipes.
Major damage to your water line can occur in a very short amount of time, especially after a pipe bursts. Contact your plumbing technician to replace old, corroded, or brittle pipes with more durable materials.
Know Your Pipe Type
If you know what type of pipes you have installed in your water line, this can help speed up the repair process. Pipe information can be found in your home inspection report. If you do not have this report, our technicians will perform an inspection.
General supply pipes are usually made of brass, copper, or galvanized steel. Brass and galvanized steel pipes can last 80 to 100 years, while copper pipes can last 70 to 80 years. Drain lines are available in cast iron and polyvinyl chloride; cast iron lasts for 80 to 100 years, and PVC drain lines can last for 25 to 40 years. Well-maintained pipes will generally last longer. Regular maintenance inspections are recommended to check for hard water corrosion and other issues.
Houses built over 60 years ago should be inspected for pipe and water line issues as well. The most common areas to inspect are the utility room, basement, and crawl spaces. Our technicians will look out for issues such as dimpling, discolorations, flaking, and stains—these issues usually indicate corrosion.