4 signs you need water main repair

Sacramento Water Line Repair Service

Professional Service for more than five decades

Major water line problems are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Clarke & Rush provides professional water line service. Whether you need an emergency repair to or a complete new installation, we’ll solve any Sacramento water line service issues!

We offer several water services – such as main water line repair, main water line replacement and main water line cleaning – to correct a number of problems, including:

  • Broken, cracked, offset or collapsed pipe: Pipes have been damaged due to shifting soil, frozen ground, settling, etc.
  • Blockage: Grease buildup or a foreign object is restricting or prohibiting proper flow and/or cleaning of the line.
  • Corrosion: The pipe has deteriorated and/or broken, causing collapses in the line and restricting flow.
  • Bellied pipe: A section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or soil conditions, creating a valley that collects paper and waste.
  • Leaking joints: The seals between pipes have broken, allowing water to escape into the area surrounding the pipe.
  • Root in water line: Tree or shrub roots have invaded the water line and/or have damaged the line, preventing normal cleaning.
  • Off-grade pipe: Existing pipes are constructed of substandard material that may have deteriorated or corroded.

Clarke & Rush technicians and plumbers are fully trained in the use of state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to solve all of your plumbing and drain problems, including water main repair and water line replacement. Give us a call at 916-609-2667 today if you suspect issues with your water line. 

Signs You Need Water Line Repair

Water pipe repairs or replacement may be necessary if you see any of these warning sings:

  • Bathtub drain or sink with standing water
  • Horrible smells coming from your drains.
  • Toilet not flushing properly
  • Toilets or drains backed up with dirty water
  • Delays in your toilet refilling after you flush it

Fix these problems before more costly ones occur? Call 916-609-2667 and get professional water line repair and installation by Clarke & Rush. If you notice a problem with your water pipes, contact us today for a quick assessment and comprehensive solution.

What Causes Water Main Line Problems?

We see water main issues happening in new construction homes too. It isn’t only old homes that have water line issues. 
Here are some of the more common occurring problems that could be signs you need water line repair or water line replacement. 
  • Wear and tear
    Every water line and plumbing component known to man will succumb to the elements regardless of how favorable the local environment might be. Materials like copper, steel, iron, PVC and CPVC all have an expiration date. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a few extra years out of pipes without serious performance degradation. After a certain point, traditional water line repair or replacement is the only solution to persistent leaks.
  • Pipe material and age
    The older pipes are, comes an increased likelyhood of them breaking. Water main lines installed before 1980 are often made of cast iron. Cast iron can be brittle and cannot expand and contract easily with temperature changes. When this happens, the pipes have a tendency to crack.
  • Leaky water valves
    Some types of water valves (like gate valves) are more leak-prone. It might be possible by tightening the packing nut on the water valve to stop the leak.

In most cases it is best practice to call a professional plumber to fix your water line leak. Professional help will be required if the valves needs to be replaced or if the pipes are cracking.

Water Repair Methods in Sacramento, CA

Traditional Water Line Repair

Water line repair is typically performed using the “open cut” or “trench” method to gain access to the area surrounding the damaged portion of the pipe. A backhoe may be used to open and refill the work area.

Trenchless Water Main Line Repair Methods

Thanks to Clarke & Rush, water line replacement doesn’t mean destroyed yards, ruined driveways or devastated parking lots. Clarke & Rush’s trenchless water line repair causes less damage than traditional repair methods. Trenchless repair is our next step in quality water maintenance with less environmental impact.

Burst Pipe Repair in Sacramento

We make small access holes where the damaged pipe starts and ends. Using your broken water main line as a guide, our hydraulic machine pulls full-sized replacement pipe through the old path and breaks up the damaged pipe at the same time. The new pipe is highly resistant to leaks and root intrusion, with a long life expectancy.

Pipe Relining Services

Relining is the process of repairing damaged water pipes by creating a “pipe within a pipe” to restore function and flow. Epoxy relining materials mold to the inside of the existing pipe to create a smooth new inner wall, similar to the lining found in food cans.

Many times, pipe relining can be performed through a building’s clean-out access and often requires little digging. Pipe relining may be used to repair root-damaged pipes; seal cracks and holes; and fill in missing pipe and seal joint connections underground, in roof drain pipes, in storm lines and under concrete. The relined pipe is seamless and durable, and all materials used in the relining process are non-hazardous.

To schedule any of our Clarke & Rush plumbing services, including water main line repair, call 916-609-2667 or book online. We can also help you keep your plumbing system up to snuff with our residential maintenance plans.