The water line into your home is the most important part of residential plumbing: without it, you have no plumbing at all! You need a supply of water entering your house for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and more. If you’ve ever needed to go without running water because of an interruption in service from the water company, you know how inconvenient it is even for a short time. If you are experiencing service trouble due to your own water line, you need to call for professionals to replace it so you can avoid worries in the future.
You may have seen water line replacement before: a huge trench dug from the street across the lawn to the side of a house, with a yard crammed with digging equipment. However, your water line replacement in Springfield, PA doesn’t have to go this way. If you call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. to schedule your replacement, we will use trenchless technology that will leave your lawn intact and take only a short time to complete.
Here’s how plumbers take care of trenchless water line replacement
How can plumbers put in a new water pipe without digging an ugly trench down to the old one? The process involves hydraulics and an expanding pipe liner that bursts the old pipe to replace it.
To begin the process, the plumbers locate where the water line enters your home. They shut down the water flow and detach the plumbing from the water line. They then slide a replacement pipe liner inside the current pipe.
Outside, the plumbers locate the spot near the sidewalk where the municipal supply enters your property. The plumbers only need to dig at this one spot. They excavate a small area to access the end of the water line, and detach it from the municipal supply. Then they then hook a hydraulic system to the end of the water line. The hydraulics pull the pipe liner all the way through the old pipe until it reaches the other end.
The plumbers now send a “pipe-burster” through the pipe, which expands out the liner. This causes the older pipe to break apart, and the inner pipe replaces it. The plumbers then have to hook the new pipe to the water main and to the indoor plumbing, fill in the outside hole, and the job is finished. It usually only requires a few hours, and you’ll barely even know the plumbers were there.
Thanks to trenchless water line replacement in Springfield, PA, you will have little interruption in your daily routine and have your lawn returned to you exactly as it was. Best of all, you’ll have a clean, sturdy new pipe that will supply you with fresh water for decades.
To schedule water line replacement or any other important plumbing service, call Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. today. Let our 37 years of experience go to work for you.