Does your water main need to be repaired or replaced? Your water main is one of the most important pipes in your plumbing system. It is built mainly underground and works to distribute and maintain your water supply. However, problems can arise that require professional assistance, whether it’s a basic repair or a complete replacement. Contact Maccarone Plumbing for immediate help. We conveniently serve commercial properties throughout Long Island and Five Boroughs.
What Problems Affect Water Mains?
Like any other kind of utility, your water main will encounter problems over time. A common cause of trouble is extreme change in weather, especially during the winter time. Freezing temperatures can lead to burst pipes, due to the constant expanding and contracting of the water within your pipes, which weakens them.
Another common problem with water mains is that they can wear down and corrode over time, whether due to age or being exposed to other substances that increase the chances of destruction.
As a result of your troubled pipe system, the area around your building may also be affected from water shortages or flooding.
Is Repair or Replacement the Better Option?
When to repair your water main: A minor leak in the pipe will need a repair. Leaks can lead to water damage if left unattended. For example, a leak in a commercial site can cause water to rise up from the ground and flood the streets, particularly areas near sewers and manhole covers.
When to replace: In some cases, water mains will need to be replaced altogether for your safety and that of the surrounding community. A water main that is old and decaying is proof that the pipes need to be replaced, as they can unexpectedly burst during freezing temperatures or when put under pressure.
What’s more, older pipes also harbor unwanted chemicals and substances that can corrode your pipes and affect the quality of your water supply, which can lead to health issues. Replacing older pipes, especially galvanized pipes, is a practical investment for the long term safety of your building.
Whether you need a basic pipe repair or a more extensive water main replacement, we have you covered. Call us today at (516) 671-3232 to avoid further problems with your pipe system.