To Solving Your Water Line Woes
Is your water bill soaring? Do you look out of the window and see sitting water in your yard? Or worse, is your basement flooded? (The thought of an indoor pool is tempting, but not in this case!) Perhaps you’ve received a letter from the water authority informing you of a leak. Undoubtably, you’re experiencing a water line leak, which means time is of the essence. Dwyer’s staff of licensed, professional plumbers can dig deep into the problem and arrive at a quick and accurate solution before the situation becomes a catastrophe. We’ve been repairing and replacing water lines in your neighborhood since 1922 if you live in the following areas: Alexandria, VA, Annandale, VA, Arlington, VA, Fairfax Station, VA, Burke, VA, Fairfax, VA, Falls Church, VA, Lorton, VA, Springfield, VA, and McLean, VA (east of I-495).
Why does your water line spring a leak? Well, everything wears out at some point, so age of your water line becomes a factor. Tree roots seek water, grow toward the smallest seepages and flex their muscles to compromise your water line. Soil conditions—think sinkholes—could star in a leading role in a remake of the movie “What Lies Beneath.” We’ll walk you through our plan of attack, explain our flat-rate pricing that is customer friendly and get to work returning your home or business to normalcy.
Our Plan of Attack
Dwyer’s experienced plumbers have been replacing water lines in Northern Virginia neighborhoods for decades. We provide solutions to every water line replacement because, let’s face it, your water line replacement situation is different than someone else’s down the street. Here are our water line replacement techniques:
- Directional Bore (trenchless)
- Pulling a water service by using the old line as a guide (trenchless)
Know Your Water Lines
Water lines in Northern Virginia are made from a variety of materials. They include polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polybutylene (PB) “Big Blue,” polyethylene (PE) black, galvanized iron and copper. Each material faces different problems. These water line problems can vary from thousands of gallons of water flooding your yard to low water pressure that makes your shower experience really annoying. Then again, low water pressure can also be due to your home’s location in relation to the water line main, which may require the installation of a pump. Conversely, high water pressure might cause problems with your appliances. This would require the installation of a pressure reducing valve.
PB water lines (commonly used from the mid-1970s to mid-‘90s) are not up to current building code. They deteriorate due to the chemical composition of the water. This causes the pipeline to develop tiny cracks inside and out. These “Big Blue” pipes are a problem because they’re known to burst. With “Big Blue,” it isn’t a matter of if it will leak, but when it will leak. These pipes typically begin to develop significant problems when they hit 10 to 15 years of age.
PE water lines face similar problems. For this reason, if your line is plastic, the water authority wants them replaced. Copper water lines or iron water lines allow us to manually locate the leak in the water pipes, and they’re much more resilient. Galvanized iron water pipes typically start rusting after about 30 years, while copper water pipes should last about twice as long.
Contact Us Now! We Hold the Line Vs. Your Leak!
Regardless of the kind of water lines you have, Dwyer is skilled in diagnosing the issue and providing you with the most cost-effective solution. In accordance with our flat-rate pricing, we answer all of your water line questions and present a written work proposal for your review before any work is completed. Dwyer’s technicians are available 24/7. Call 703.922.8220 or contact us here and we’ll quickly respond to your issue. If you need financing to cover the costs of an emergency repair or replacement, our financial partner can set you up in an attractive payment plan.