Water Main Repair
A water main is a primary underground pipe in a municipal water distribution system. It is a major artery that supplies water to smaller pipes on the way to homes and businesses.
However, there are many different types and sizes of water mains you’ll find. The naming isn’t always standardized but you have major supply lines and then smaller supply lines for both residential as well as commercial. If you have a break, it’s important to know where the leak is in relationship to the entire grid and how much pressure is likely to be running through the pipe.
Are Water Mains Difficult To Repair?
Repair crews pinpoint the leak and evaluate the pipe’s condition. Normally, a repair clamp is placed over the hole or crack for large, 6″ cast iron supply pipes. Smaller, 2″ copper water main supply lines will typically require couplers, and residential systems have many choices as well involving copper and PVC piping.
The important thing to remember is that if you feel you have a leak is to call an experienced plumber that can not only locate the source of the leak but has the equipment, tools, and techniques to repair it safely and permanently.
When you call upon a plumbing company to come into your home or business for repairs, it’s important to find a team you can trust. Our residential and commercial customers in the Chicagoland and western suburbs have been trusting Rocket Plumbing & Drain Cleaning for more than a decade, both for routine services and emergency plumbing. Call us at (630) 228-1440 for a free quote, to schedule an appointment, or for immediate help with our reliable plumbing services.