Having clean water available to your home is vital. But what happens when your water line breaks or gets damaged? It can really put a wrench in your schedule. After all, it’s hard to go about your routine when you no longer have drinking water, a working toilet, or an available shower. POM Plumbing is available 24/7 to help whenever you need us. Our experienced and professional staff will make quick work of your damaged water line. Whether it’s water line repair or replacement that you need, we’ve got you covered.
Get Immediate Help
A broken water line can be a huge deal. This is exactly why POM Plumbing has 24/7 emergency service. A broken water line letting water out into the soil can cause all kinds of damage. From sinkholes to damaged foundations, it’s best to avoid letting them wreak havoc. Give us a call at soon as you find out your water line is damaged and we’ll send someone out as soon as possible.
Checking the Line
The first thing we need to do is check the water line. Finding out exactly how extensive the damage is is an important part of our process. This will tell us how to go about fixing the line as well as what repairs may need to be done elsewhere. After all, if your foundation has been damaged by the large amounts of groundwater, it will need to be addressed. The same goes for interior flooding. Once we know whether the line can be repaired or if it has to be replaced entirely, we can start working.
Repairing the Line
Repairing a water line can come in many forms. If it’s a part of the line that’s inside the home, the first thing that should be done is turning off the water. This is something that you can and should do even before calling. The knob for your home’s water should be beside your water heater. Turning this off will prevent more extensive water damage. There will still be water in the pipes, however, that has already gotten past that valve. If possible, place an empty basin, trash can, or bucket beneath the leak or break to minimize water damage.
Repairing a pipe that’s merely cracked can be quick and easy. Using sealant and putting a tight, rubber sleeve around the pipe can make it waterproof once again. There are other methods as well. If you’d like to know how we plan to repair your pipe, ask the professional assisting you. At POM Plumbing, we have a policy of being transparent with clients about how we plan to proceed.
Replacement can be a lot trickier. For water mains or parts of the line that are underground, we may have to dig to replace the line. This process can be emotionally taxing and we encourage you to ask whatever questions that come to mind. We’ll walk you through what we plan to do so that no unexpected procedures take you by surprise.
If you need help with a broken or damaged water line, contact us 24/7 at POM Plumbing.