The water main is important in every home or business as it connects the house or the building to the primary water supply. The water main is like the major artery that connects to the small arteries that supply water.
Water main is an underground principal pipe used to distribute the water through smaller pipes on the way to homes and businesses. Water main is the most important pipe in the system of pipes.
Seattle water main installation is the addition of main pipes to convey water supply in any building.
Working with water mains and installing them is a long and hard process, especially for inexperienced plumbing contractors. If you need help with your mainline issues, Einstein Pros is here to fix them. We have years of experience in plumbing history, specializing in all drain, sewer, or mainline services.
Here at Einstein Pros Seattle, we have plumbers who are experts, particularly in water main integration, installation, and repair.
The first step in every Seattle Water Main Line Installation is excavation. It is done by digging a passage for the pipelines that plumbers need to install. However, plumbers need to consider the different factors that might affect the water main installation before digging.
The trench depth depends on the size of the pipe, climate, traffic load, and other factors. That is why plumbers must make sure that they have the necessary information before starting the installation process.
The trench width is also important for water main installation because it allows plumbers to install the pipes correctly.
The minimum depth allowed for proper joint assembly should not be more than 1 to 2 ft (0.3m to 0.6m) larger than the outside diameter of the pipe.
Bedding is preparing a platform for placing pipes (PVC).
Plumbers must keep in mind these safety precautions when bedding.
The third process is laying pipe. Before laying, the pipe also needs to be thoroughly checked before installing.
The pipe needs to be inspected for any damages; any damaged or rejected pipe or not in good condition is replaced. The pipe must also be clean and free from unwanted foreign materials like dirt, oil, grease, animals, etc. Hypo chloride solution is recommended for quick and proper cleaning. During the placement of pipes, the pipes are rolled. It must be lowered by hand or with the help of mechanical equipment. A sling must support the middle part of the pipe, and plumbers should ensure that the inside of the pipe is clean during the installation.
Joining a pipe is the most crucial part of the process of water main installation. It must be done correctly to minimize leakage, ensure its proper function, and have a long-lasting water main service.
In making ductile iron or PVC pipes, push on joints the groove and bell socket of the pipe must be clean. Apply lubricant to the gasket of the pipe, make sure that there are no sharp edges as it may damage or dislodge the gasket. A small pipe is pushed inside the bell socket, and to ensure that the pipe is not damaged, timber head and backhoe buckets are used.
Plumbers can either connect by a new tee or make a pressure tap when connecting to existing mains. A tee fitting is inserted in existing mains. However, if this process is used, existing mains are disconnected for several hours, and household consumers might not be happy about having their water turned off for a period of time.
At the same time, informing the community of water disconnection takes time. That is why pressure taps are mostly used because household consumers won’t be stressed out with having their water supply turned off. It also has a low possibility of contaminating the water. Using pressure tap is faster, and fire protection in the area remains in service.
Water Main Installation is not a simple and easy task. Therefore, it is important to ensure that a licensed, insured, and experienced plumbing contractor is contracted in water mainline installation, water main repair, and water main integration.
Water main installation costs an average of $50 to $150 per linear foot. However, some areas, and hard-to-access lines, might run up to $250 per linear foot. The type of material you choose also affects the price since copper costs 4 to 7 times that of PVC.
You can tell by the signs you have observed from your house if you needed to change or install a new water main line in Seattle. Here are some signs that you need to observe:
We locate your main water supply; then we dig a trench; we do this to hide your pipes underground to protect them from freezing temperatures or other factors that may cause damage to your pipes. Then we find the correct pipes that we will use to connect each pipe, measure the pipes and clean them, and making sure that the pipe is free from any foreign material and the inside of the pipe is not clogged or damaged. Then we make connections using PVC couplings to connect to the threaded end of the water supply to your home.
Water main installation or repair varies depending on the area or site and damage of the water main. A simple water main installation or repair may take up to 6 -8 hours, but large and complicated projects may take days or even weeks.
It can be due to extreme weather conditions like freezing and melting cycles or even drought and extreme heat putting too much stress on some of the pipelines and damages them.
If galvanized and lead lines are intact and in good working condition, they are safe, but they’re completely replaced from the water mainline once they are damaged. Copper lines are repaired. If you have concerns about your line’s material and water quality, you may contact us for inspection, and we will conduct a complimentary water test.
If you see water or standing water on your property, call us at +1 206 539 4800, so we can help diagnose the problem or take immediate action if need be.
Einstein Pros is locally owned and operated and has been serving customers for more than 25 years.
Yes, Einstein Pros is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. We also have licensed and insured technicians with exceptional customer support.
You need a company that you can trust to provide you quality and reliable services. Especially when it comes to your home’s plumbing, you have the option to choose from different plumbing companies.
We at Einstein Pros Seattle make sure to deliver quality and give you a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
We also provide upfront, flat rate pricing during our visit, giving you competitive and affordable options. Our priority is to solve all your plumbing issues efficiently and professionally.