Now that Mr. Swirl, the Friendly Plumber is offering trenchless water line and water main replacements, we’ll let you know everything you need to about the process. If you live in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows or anywhere on the Lower Mainland, trenchless water line replacements are becoming very common and you’ve probably heard the term tossed around.
However, most home and business owners don’t truly understand the process of trenchless water line replacements, repairs and installations. In this blog we’ll break down everything you should know about trenchless water main repairs as a resident of the Lower Mainland.
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What Does Trenchless Water Line Replacement, Repair and Installation Even Mean?
You’re probably wondering what all this trenchless talk really means and what it’s all about. Trenchless water line replacements are a way of replacing your main water line with very minimal digging.
It all starts when you notice you may have a broken water main or leaking water line, we’ll get to signs of this later on. Next you call out Mr. Swirl the Friendly Plumber, we’ll assess your water line and use our inspection cameras to diagnose the problem. If the problem is indeed your water main or water line, we’ll create a quick and honest estimate that we make sure is perfect for you ahead of completing any work.
Here’s where the magic kicks in! In the past, plumbers would have to dig a humongous trench across the whole length of your front yard following the water line to manually replace it. Now, with trenchless water line technology, you can forget the big trench dug into your property.
Instead of digging a trench, we’ll dig two very small holes at either end of your water line. We’ll place a new pipe directly next to your old water line, then with our fancy trenchless machine, we’ll insert the pipe into the ground and ensure that it is at the exact angle it is supposed to be. Our trenchless water main repair machine will then push the pipe through the earth keeping it exactly flat and eventually it will pop out at the far end in our other hole. Just like that, your new water line has been installed and we hardly had to dig!
Now, we’ll just perform the exact opposite by slowly pulling out your old, leaky water line. Finally, we just need to connect everything and you’re ready to go! This is a great invention because it saves time for everyone and saves money for you! On top of that, it doesn’t leave a mess of your front yard and have you living in a construction site for a few days.
Why Trenchless Water Main Repairs are Great!
As you can already see, there are many reasons why trenchless repairs are great, but here are a few more:
It’s all in the name trenchless! Not having to dig up a long trench in your front yard is a huge benefit of trenchless repairs. Digging that trench can often take multiple days and leaves your front yard unusable during that time. We want to get you back to your regular schedule as soon as possible and the best way to do that, is with trenchless! Minimal digging also significantly decreases the chance of potential property damage.
Trenchless Replacements are Quick!
When traditional water line repairs could take anywhere from 2 to 5 days, trenchless water line repairs can usually be done in one day of hard work. This is great for everyone involved! You can have your property back up and running faster than ever, and we can help more property owners in a week. Broken water mains are popping up more and more and with the saved time from trenchless technology, everybody benefits.
Trenchless Water Main Repair Cost
In almost every situation, trenchless water line replacements will cost less than their alternative. Do we need to say more? Picking the best option for your water line repairs is always made clear when you choose Mr. Swirl. We’re the friendliest plumbers in the Lower Mainland and are extremely honest in our estimates. We’ll breakdown every last detail with you and make sure the best method for you and your wallet is chosen during your water main repairs.
Trenchless Water Main Replacements are Eco-Friendly
Yup, trenchless repairs are even eco-friendly. What’s not to love! When water line repair companies dig up those trenches to manually remove and install a new water line, they also dig up damaging toxins buried underneath the earth’s surface. When a trench is dug, these harmful toxins are released into the air and atmosphere.
This is very damaging to the local ecosystem especially in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows where a lot of water main repairs are happening. Trenchless water line installations are great because the minimal digging will also minimize the amount of these toxins that get released.
Since trenchless water main repairs are fairly new technology, the piping that gets used during trenchless repairs, are also new. Technology for piping has also changed and the type used during trenchless water line replacements is stronger, lasts longer and is safer for the environment. Overall, the life of your new water line should be long no matter what, but you can ensure it’s longevity by going trenchless.
How Much Does a Trenchless Water Line Replacement Cost?
This is by far the most asked question when it comes to water lines and water mains. Unfortunately, that is because there is no easy way to answer it. There are so many different factors that go into estimating the cost of a trenchless water main repair that it is impossible to give an accurate answer. However here are some of the factors that you should consider, when inquiring about how much a trenchless water line will cost:
The Length of your Water Line
The Length of your front yard and your current water line will certainly have a large effect on the price of your repairs.
Access to your Water Main
Perhaps access to your water main is covered up by a large bush that needs trimming or sometimes they are located under a set of stairs. These will all come into play when a plumber estimates the cost of your trenchless replacement.
Even though trenchless water line replacements require minimal digging, the depth that your water line is located and needs to be replaced at will still make some difference to the cost.
Your City and Insurance
Say you live in Maple Ridge, in some cases the City of Maple Ridge will be responsible for the cost or a portion of the cost of your water line replacement or repair. Similarly, you may have an insurer who will absorb some of the cost.
Some water mains will require a very certain type of piping to be used which could affect the price of your trenchless repair or replacement.
Signs that you may Need a Trenchless Water Line Replacement
Water Leaking in Front Yard
If there is water leaking in your front yard, this a huge indicator that something with your water line is wrong. We hate to see customers with beautiful yards in Pitt Meadows or Maple Ridge have them flooded, so have us quickly do a trenchless water main repair to get you back to normal as soon as possible.
Decreasing Water Pressure Over Time
With the increased development in the Lower Mainland, more properties are using water and slowly taking away your water pressure. The best way to restore your water pressure permanently is have Mr. Swirl perform a trenchless water line replacement.
Water Damage Around your Property
Water damage is the worst, and can even be very dangerous to you and your property. If you keep running into water damage in and around your property, it’s quite likely that there is a problem with your water main. Have a friendly Mr. Swirl water line plumber assess the problem and find out if a trenchless water main repair is the best option for you.
An Odour or Discolouration to Your Water
A common symptom of a water main malfunction that property owners often overlook is a discolouration or odour coming from their water. This could be a symptom of many issues, but having a plumber assess your water line can never hurt, as a disaster could be avoidable.
We hope that with the help of this blog, you fully understand everything about trenchless water line repairs, replacements and installations. It truly is a great new advancement in plumbing that Mr. Swirl the Friendly Plumber is so excited to deliver.
If you’re in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Mission, Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, New West, Port Moody, Surrey, Port Coquitlam, White Rock, Langley, the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley or Greater Vancouver Area we can’t wait to serve trenchless water line repairs to you! You can now book Mr. Swirl online or call our 24/7 emergency phone line at 604-435-4664