Plumber Staten Island | Water Main Leak
The water main is the water supply pipe that connects your home to the water meter. Though 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 one of the most common signs of a water main leak. However, not all main pipe 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 property’s 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 from a broken pipe 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 huge waste of water and an excessively high water bill. Turning the water off at the meter will stop the leak until the 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 water 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 Outdated materials such as galvanized pipe and polybutylene require replacement due to the potential for bursting and leaks.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 residential installations, and plumbing repair.
Water Main Leak Repair Services
When you suspect a water main leak, contact Platinum Plumbing. We’re expert Staten Island plumbers that offer 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.