Water Line Services

Trenchless Water Line Repair & Installation

Built With Freedom is a professional plumbing company that does water line repair in San Jose, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Palo Alto.

Trenchless water line repair and replacement is an effective way to install water lines across your property without disturbing the landscape for creating trenches where potential utilities can break. As a leading trenchless water line repair company, one reason why water line replacements are common has a lot to do with pipes installed many years ago.

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Replace Galvanized Pipe in Your Home

Galvanized piping is the most common pipe you will find from the front of the house to the water meter or to the sidewalk. Galvanized piping has a lifespan of about 40 years and often needs to be replaced as the inside of the piping becomes rusted. This results in diminishing water pressure.Mineral deposits often cause a problem when piping gets old and breaks from the inside out. The soil can become damp around the pipe causing damage and eventually causing failure. A good way to know when it’s time for the water line repair is when the exposed galvanized pipe shows a dark brown color in the pipe itself or when the pipe begins breaking off pieces of metal. To check this, dig around and under the dirt level by the main shutoff valve.

Built With Freedom Plumbing can go to your home and check the condition and advise whether or not you need a water line replacement. We offer free consultations and estimates.

Water Line Repair for Copper Piping

Copper piping is the most commonly found piping in residential neighborhoods. Once in a while, you will find copper to be installed underground. Copper pipes frequently require water line repairs instead of replacement because the water line can be easily changed or repaired. Typical problems occur when joints are not soldered correctly and are combined with pressure. When the water has too many minerals, it can also be affected from the inside out. Built With Freedom Plumbing always recommends replacing your main water line with plastic or HDPE. It’s non corrosive and has a longer lifespan than metal.

The most common solution for water line repair and replacement is to use pneumatic bore technology. We install a new water line for distances up to 50 feet which is the most common system in the Bay Area. This is because most properties have their main water supply in front of their houses. This method can replace or install new water lines up to 3 to 4 feet in diameter. For distances longer than 50 feet, we recommend other technologies for trenchless water line replacement.

The second most effective method to install a new water line is to use directional drilling technology. This is recommended for water lines that are located far away from the front of the house. Built With Freedom Plumbing always recommends to have the property checked before recommending this system to make sure you are not intruding in someone else’s property. Directional drilling technology is also great in mountainous areas where the soil is very tough and difficult to navigate. We offer free consultations and estimates.

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