American Rooter Services

Main Waterline Replacement

When to Replace Your Main Water Line

One of the primary indicators that it’s time to consider replacing your main water line is the age of the pipes. Most pipes have a wide lifespan depending on the material they are made from. Galvanized steel or iron pipes may last between 20 to 50 years, while copper and plastic variants like PVC or PEX can have longer lifespans. 

Beyond age, look out for symptoms of a failing main water line, such as a noticeable decrease in water pressure and discolored or odd-tasting water, which can indicate corrosion or sediment buildup. Frequent leaks or unexplained increases in your water bill can also be warning signs of a compromised water line. 

In some cases, water may pool in your yard where the main line runs despite a lack of recent rain. Delaying this decision can lead to more severe problems, including burst pipes, extensive property damage, and costly emergency repairs.

Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Material

When replacing your main water line, the pipe material you choose is an essential decision that will impact the longevity and use of the new system. 

Some factors we consider include:

  • Durability and lifespan: Consider how long the material is expected to last under the conditions it will face, such as soil composition and climate. 
  • Corrosion resistance: The presence of minerals in the soil and water can affect the integrity of the pipe material over time.
  • Water quality: Choose a material that does not leach harmful substances into the water and is safe for long-term use in a potable water supply.
  • Cost and budget: A higher-quality material can result in longer-term savings through reduced maintenance and replacement costs.
  • Ease of installation: Some materials are easier and quicker to install than others, which can impact the overall cost and disruption of the project. 
  • Compatibility with existing systems: This prevents potential issues such as galvanic corrosion, which can occur when dissimilar metals are in contact.
  • Future maintenance and repair considerations: Some materials may be more prone to certain issues or more difficult to repair. 

Contact info

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Office: 3971 Parkers Fry, Fort Mill, SC 29715

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Phone : (980) 443-2775

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