The underground pipes delivering clean drinking water to residential and commercial buildings are called water-mains. Most of these are made from cast-iron or ductile iron. These pipes are buried deep into the ground, usually about 1.8 meters, just below the frost line. Water lines will face aging, corrosion, leakage, and damages with time. Low temperatures can cause soil to freeze and expand, which can lead to frost loading or force that will apply to the water-mains.
Trenchless pipe repair and installation
Leak detection / repair
Leaks can cost you a hefty water bill, and slowly damage your water mains until they’re beyond repair. It is important to identify leaks as early as possible and fix them before it’s too late. Common methods to identify leaks are by observing your water bill, paying attention to thumping sounds, identifying rust stains in your tub, damp surroundings and water stains on the wall or ceilings. The leak indicator in your water meter is a triangular dial or a silver disc which will spin if you have a leak. Leak detection and repair can be carried out by your local plumbing services, so give them a call when you have a hunch.
Frozen pipe thawing
During harsh winters, your pipes can get frozen, and the water mains can get stuck. If no water comes out of your faucets and taps, after checking other faucets and taps, you can come to the assumption that your pipes are frozen. After relieving the water pressure of your pipes by opening the faucets and begin thawing close to the faucet and work your way down the pipes to identify the blockage. One easy method to thaw is by using a hair dryer. Be careful though becausethe pipes can burst during these processes. If you’re unsure what to do, always seek expert help.
PRV repair and installation
Pressure reducing valves, often called PRVs, are critical equipment that are responsible for controlling the pressure supply in the water system. PRV balances the pressure between the hot and cold water inside a water main system. If the PRV fails to do so, the water temperature can become inconsistent. It is important to install the PRVs properly at one go to avoid the hassle of repairing it. However, regular PRV maintenance is vital.
Your water systems might need treatments, and we often come across water conditioning and water softening systems. Hard water with mineral deposits are known as scaling can result in scale buildup. Water conditioners remove these unwanted substances that can alter the taste and the smell of your water, by filtering them out, or by altering the structure of the minerals in the water. You can easily seek advice from your local service experts regarding the most recommended and popular water conditioning systems and get one installed in your home or office space to avoid hard water getting in your nerves.