Until recent years, replacing damaged or broken pipes was a complicated project. Fortunately, our team of licensed plumbers offer sewer or water line repair and inspection services in your area. Our technicians have access to state-of-the-art equipment to eliminate various types of issues such as cracked pipes and clogged drains. When you discover a leak in your sewer line, contact our experts for immediate and quality service.
Horizon provides expert water line repair and maintenance solutions to homes and businesses throughout Delaware, Northeastern Maryland, Southern New Jersey, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Our qualified team won’t destroy your driveway or yard. Our trenchless methods are non-invasive and effective. Contact our staff at 1-800-642-4419 to book your appointment today.
6 Causes of Broken Water Pipes
Ever wonder why or how the plumbing in your home becomes damaged? Listed below are the six most common causes of severely damaged sewage and water line pipes.
There’s a reason why homeowners are advised to keep a light flow of water when the temperatures drop below 32°. A steady drip of water will prevent water from freezing inside your plumbing and bursting when the pressure gets too high.
2. Tree Root Growth
The Pipes beneath the ground contain water that can attract tree roots. This is why so many pipes are broken or damaged by roots from trees and other large plants. If you notice clogged drains in your living space, this is a sign of a blockage in your pipes. Our team offers dependable sewer or water line repair services in areas such as Columbia, Wilmington, Upper Darby, Newark, Trenton, and Allentown. Our team will perform maintenance on your pipes to remove excess tree roots and prevent the formation of cracks.
Eventually, your pipes will erode. Though unfortunate, this is completely normal. Deteriorated pipes are more common in older homes, so if your residence was built in the last 30 years you likely have copper or plastic plumbing that will last up to 70 years.
4. Soil Movement
If new developments are being built close to your property line, the weight of moving soil from one place to another may cause your water pipes to burst. Although there isn’t a lot you can do to prevent new homes from being built, our team of technicians offer water line repair or inspection services and are committed to preventing excess water damage in your home.
5. High Water Pressure
We know you want the best possible water pressure for your home, but extremely high pressure can significantly damage or break your pipes. Standard residential water pressure falls around 40 to 45 psi.
Anything higher than 60 psi and your home’s plumbing system is at risk of cracking.
Possible reasons why your home’s water pressure may speed up or slow down:
- Trapped air
- Municipal water supply
- Neighbor’s water usage
- Dirty faucet/shower head
- Faulty fridge water dispensers
If you have issues with your water pressure, get in touch with your water company. They may have been rerouting water to another area, or there may be a malfunction with the plumbing correlated to your home. If this is the case, they’ll likely send a technician to evaluate your waterline.
When your plumbing has a clog, it will impact the water flow and may even cause excess water pressure to burst your pipes.
Plumbing can have clogs for a variety of reasons but these are the most common:
- Fibrous food
- Non-food items
- Paper products
- Grease and oil
Drains can get clogged and burst for a million reasons. Be mindful of what you send down the drains and contact a certified plumber if you suspect you have a clog.
5 Signs Of a Broken Sewer Line
1. Strange Odors
If you notice a foul odor coming from your plumbing system, contact a technician for immediate service. After you flush waste or dispose of food with the garbage disposal, your pipes should no longer have a smell. If they do, they may need to be flushed or they could have a break.
2. Slow Draining
When one or more fixtures in your home or business have a slow drain, it may be due to a broken sewer line. A tree may have infiltrated your pipeline, or you may simply have a crack that needs a minor replacement. Either way, contact a plumber for a full evaluation.
Backed-up lines that only happen in one area of your home could be attributed to a faulting plumbing system. If you’ve tried multiple methods to clear the backup, contact a certified plumber to check if your pipe is broken.
4. Green Spots on the Lawn
Do you have a completely brown lawn except for one single area? A random green spot is likely caused by a leak or crack in your pipes where water can escape and fertilize your lawn. Our team of contractors provide exceptional water and sewer line repair services to homeowners in areas such as Silver Spring, Dover, Allentown, Wilmington, Trenton, and Newark. If a damaged pipe is not fixed, toxins may build and impact the quality of your soil or your health.
5. Saturated Lawn
A swampy lawn or driveway is a by-product of a broken sewage line that has saturated your yard or driveway. Along with an incredibly strong sewage odor, bugs, and pests, this accumulation of water may lead to a sinkhole on your property. Yikes! Be sure to get in touch with a plumber to solve this problem right away.
Sewer & Water Line Repair Solutions
Sinks, tubs, toilets, and other high traffic drains are susceptible to causing significant damage to your property. If you suspect the plumbing system on your property may be malfunctioning or damaged, contact the expert plumbers at Horizon. We offer reputable water and sewer line repair services in locations such as Middletown, Allentown, Columbia, Trenton, Wilmington, Upper Darby, and Newark. After a thorough inspection, our technicians will recommend the proper sewage repair or replacement to restore the functionality of your drains. For over 30 years, our staff has offered water line repair and sewer line repair services to those who need it most. Give our team of technicians a call at 1-800-642-4419 to receive help with damaged pipes. Or, you can schedule an appointment online with our team.