Plumber Staten Island | Water Main Leak
The water main is the water supply pipe that connects your home to the water meter. Though a leaking water main is not common, when a water main leak occurs, it can be obvious or hidden from sight. A visible stream of water is the most common sign of a leak in the water main. However, not all leaks are as obvious, and the only sign may be an elevated water bill and reduced water pressure. A Platinum Plumbing licensed plumber in Staten Island can take care of your home’s leak with prompt, efficient and reliable service.
In addition, it is possible the leak is not in your water main, and may be originating from a neighbor’s property. This is due to water following the path of least resistance. A leak may be in your properties water main, though it may exit the ground at a location distant from the source of the leak. For example, a leak halfway through your lawn may follow the pipe and exit at the street.
Excavation near the street would be a mistake, as the leak would not be at that location. A Platinum Plumbing plumber in Staten Island has the skills and the latest technology to locate your home’s water main leak. Contact our licensed plumbers’ for leak detection and reliable repairs.
Additional signs that may indicate a water main leak include:
- Pooling of water on the lawn
- Sunken areas of the lawn
- Overly damp soil in a limited area
- Lush, green grass in a limited area
- Water running out in the street or other location
- Low water pressure
A leak in the water main can result in a significant waste of water, and an excessively high water bill. Turning the water off at the meter will stop the leak until repair is provided. When water continues to collect after shutting the meter off, it is possible the leak is on the municipal side of the meter. Contact your water authority for a potential leak on the municipal side of the meter.
Repair or Replace
Factors to consider when resolving a water main leak are age, pipe material and the history of previous repairs. For example, a lead pipe requires replacement. Outdated materials such as galvanized pipe and polybutylene require replacement due to the potential for leaks. Aging pipe, or pipe with a history of leaks should be replaced, otherwise leaks will continue, and each leak increases the risk of damage to the home and its foundation. A qualified plumber is your best guide for repair vs. replacement of the water main.
A Platinum Plumbing plumber in Staten Island has the latest technology for locating your home’s water main leak. Our plumbers’ provide fast, efficient service and reliable expertise in installations, and plumbing repair.
When you suspect a water main leak, contact a Platinum Plumbing plumber in Staten Island for prompt leak detection and water main repair. Our skilled, licensed plumbers offer a broad range of plumbing services for Staten Island homeowners, including 24 hour emergency services for your convenience.