Up until the 1950’s, lead pipes were commonly used to provide water service to residential and commercial properties. It was once believed that lead would help prevent pinhole leaks in water lines. Unfortunately, this is not the case and the health and emotional issues connected to exposure to lead has been abundantly documented over the last few decades. Sadly, most properties built before the 1950’s are still contaminating their water supplies due to the lead piping. As our infrastructures age, the level of lead contamination in our water supplies is rapidly growing. In recent years, copper tubing or plastic tubing have been used as a safe and viable alternative for water service lines.
Corroded and aging pipes can be more than just a problem for your home; they can also be a health hazard to you, your family, or your tenants.
Five signs that your water lines need to be replaced:
- Low water pressure/ no water pressure
- Water is discolored
- Visible corrosion or leak
- Wet spots in your yard
- Sudden increase in your water bill
Dealing with sewer lines requires extreme care and experience. If you find that your sewer lines are in frequent need of snaking, you might have a collapsed sewer line or potential separation in the line. The team at A1 knows that these problems can be debilitating for a homeowner, so we offer quick response service at an affordable price. Not only will the team at A1 repair or replace your broken sewer line, we will also find the root of the problem and address it accordingly, helping you avoid repeat remediation and even worse potential health issues. Some of the possible causes of sewer line issues include; collapsed sewer lines, separation of sewer, tree roots and most frequently old clay pipes that tend to deteriorate around the pipe hubs.
If you are experiencing low water pressure, or a leak in your basement, call A1 Excavating for an evaluation and repair estimate.