There are a number of reasons you may look at water main replacement.

  • Low water pressure
  • Continual leaks
  • Have the old lead or copper pipework
  • Having an extension and want to upgrade as part of your home refurbishment

The team at Pipeline Services are fully qualified and experienced in all aspects of water main replacement. We can advise you comprehensively on everything you will need to know with regards to your replacement water mains.

It doesn’t have to be a messy job!

We pride ourselves on creating as little mess and disruption as possible. We will keep you fully informed of the expected timescales and what (if any) disruption you can expect while we carry out the water main replacement work.

We understand that you may be concerned about how your garden and driveway may be left after the water main replacement is completed and we’ve left site! We set ourselves exceptional standards on our customer care at Pipeline Services. This reflected in our ISO registration and something we take extremely seriously.

What you can expect from us.

  • Where necessary we will sheet up the area, which will keep your garden / driveway as clean as possible.
  • We will hose down areas such as pathways & driveways, so that you’re not trailling dirt into your homes.
  • Our engineers will work quickly and efficiently and advise you if there are any delays, or relating issues uncovered.

Water main replacement is carried out using the very latest trenchless technology. This is the quickest, most cost-effective and least disruptive way to undertake this type of work. Our staff and engineers have the training and experience to ensure that you get the best advice and solution for all your water main replacement needs.

If in doubt give Pipeline Services a call – T. 0800 808 5526.

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Pipeline Services offer a professional service for all your domestic, commercial and industrial projects. We are based in Manchester but can offer a nationwide service.  Our highly qualified engineers have vast experience in all aspects of water main replacement, water main repair, lead pipe replacement and investigation work.  We operate to industry regulated guidelines and are fully insured. Our industry accreditations speak for themselves.

Contact Pipeline Services

Head office: 20 Newby Road

Hazel Grove

Stockport, SK7 5DA

Tel: 0845 226 5060

Email: sales@pipelineservices.co.uk

We are frequently asked the questions, are lead pipes safe and the importance of undertaking lead pipe replacement work!  Basically, the answers are NO lead pipes are not safe, and YES it’s extremely important to check if you have lead pipework in your home or commercial property, and if you do get it replaced.

There is a lead pipe replacement scheme available. Get in touch to see if you are eligible.

 Water companies in England and Wales are regulated by the DWI. Among other things they are responsible to ensure that all water companies supply you with safe drinking water– which is lead free. Check out their website for further information.

Water companies cannot however be responsible for the water after it leaves the service pipeline – the point at which the water supply meets the supply pipe to your property / home. At this point it is your responsibility to ensure that the pipework is fit for purpose and maintained.

The DWI and water companies advise that property owners replace all lead pipes with new copper or plastic pipes, which have been approved for use where drinking water is provided. There is a definite risk to health, especially in the very young, where water is supplied through lead pipes. The possibility of water contamination is very real and should not be ignored.

If you are unsure if you have lead pipes, then give us a call and we can advise you on what to do next.   Check out our recent blog on The Importance of Replacement Water Mains which explains things to look for when checking if you have lead pipes.

 Your health shouldn’t come with a price tag

Call us today to discuss lead pipe replacement.

T – 0800 808 5526

At Pipeline Services it is our mission to help as many home owners and commercial property owners as possible to have lead pipe replacement work carried out.

It is important to assess all pipework to find out if lead pipe replacement is necessary in the property.  Lead pipes should be checked regularly, and lead pipe repair work should never be left untreated.

If you’re unsure and don’t want to take any risks, then give the team at Pipeline Services a call 0800 808 5526 and we’ll arrange an assessment with you to clarify if you do need lead pipe replacement or lead pipe repair.

Pipeline Services are a leading specialist contractor for the domestic, commercial and industrial market.  Based in Manchester, we specialise in all aspects of lead pipe repair and lead pipe replacement work. Our team are highly skilled, and we operate to guidelines set by industry regulators. No client is too big or too small.

Professional and Qualified to ensure you get the very best support and service - Our industry accreditations speak for themselves.

Contact Pipeline Services

Call us now on 0800 808 5526
Fax: 0161 483 3106
(All calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes)

Email us at:

sales@pipelineservices.co.uk

We take for granted clean drinkable running water, flushing toilets, hot showers and long steamy baths. These aren’t seen as luxuries any more – they are ‘necessities’ and it’s only when the plumbing fails that we realise just how much we rely on them.

Piping and pipe connections can fail for many reasons: age, lack of maintenance, adverse cold spells, incorrect installations, and faulty parts. This is why it’s so important to look at replacement water pipes, and ensuring you carry out regular checks and maintenance.

That’s where Pipeline Services come in. We are a leading expert in replacement water pipes, service, maintenance and repairs.  Knowing the pipe material used in your home or commercial premises isn’t something most people (if anyone) would consider – but it is important. Materials have different life-spans and depending on when they were installed might mean they’re reaching the end of their life. You may just be waiting for a burst pipe to happen!

Look at having a home or commercial property appraisal on your plumbing and get professional advice to see if everything is in order, or if you will need replacement water pipes.

Signs to look out for which may mean that you need replacement water pipes in your home or commercial property: -

  • Pipe cracks and or corrosion
  • Wet baseboards, particularly behind sinks, dishwashers, baths etc.
  • Dripping sounds that you can’t find
  • Unusual staining on flooring, or floors warping
  • Low water pressure; this could be a blockage or trapped air
  • Damp patches

All the above can be avoided if regular checks are made and replacement water pipes are fitted as soon you notice anything amiss, - before a major issue happens. If you are having any home or commercial property refurbishment work carried out this is a great time to consider replacement water pipes, even if there is no damage indicated. If the piping isn’t PVC (which can last indefinitely) then we would suggest you seriously consider replacing them.

Interesting facts -

  • In 1829 The Tremont Hotel in Boston was the first hotel to have indoor plumbing
  • The first ‘flushable’ toilet was invented by John Harington, who gifted this to his aunt - Queen Elizabeth 1.
  • The worlds’ oldest water pipe was made from bamboo (206BC-220AD)
  • The word ‘plumbing’ comes from the word plumbum, which is Latin for lead and why lead is Pb on the periodic table.

Not just any old replacement water pipe company! We’re geeky enough to love the trivia too.

 For all your water supply concerns call Pipeline Services – T. 0800 808 5526.

Pipeline Services offer a professional service for all your domestic, commercial and industrial projects. We offer a 24/7 nationwide service.  Our highly qualified engineers have vast experience in all aspects of replacement water pipes, water main repair, lead pipe replacement and investigation work.  We operate to industry regulated guidelines and are fully insured. Our industry accreditations speak for themselves.

 Contact Pipeline Services

Head office:

Clearwater House, Unit 20a Newby Road Industrial Estate

Hazel Grove

Stockport, SK7 5DA

Tel: 0800 808 5526

Email: sales@pipelineservices.co.uk

If your home or business premises is in need of water main replacement, then you need to contact the team at Pipeline Services. We offer a guaranteed fully insured service and use the latest trenchless technology. This technology provides a quick and efficient replacement service, which is also cost effective. Our staff and engineers have the training and experience to ensure that you get the best advice and solution for all your water main replacement needs.

There are many reasons that it may be necessary to look at having water main replacement work undertaken, such as-

Suffering from low water pressure

If this suddenly happens the issue may be with your provider. Check with neighbours or on line to seek advice on local notifications to see if this is affecting others locally. If this is on-going and specific to you then you will most certainly benefit from water main replacement work. Don’t suffer – get in touch.

You Have old lead, copper or steel pipes and want to replace

The use of lead piping has been banned due to the health implications. Check out our recent articles about the importance of water main replacement relating to lead piping. If you’re unsure if you have lead piping, we can also help you find out.

Have continued leaks

Climate change is a big topic and the hot summers are making water supplies scarce - something we take for granted! Don’t ignore the leaks around your home / offices! Did you know that around 20% of water is lost before it reaches homes?  Get in touch with us to discuss water main replacement / repairs to your water supplies.

Looking to upgrade before laying a new driveway, or having a new extension

If you are intending to spend hundreds if not thousands of pounds, on a new driveway or extension then it would be extremely wise to arrange for your main water supply connections to be checked. Having any water main replacement work done prior to cosmetic / building work being carried out could save you a lot of heartache and money!

If in doubt give Pipeline Services a call – T. 0800 808 5526.

Pipeline Services offer a professional service for all your domestic, commercial and industrial projects. We are based in Manchester but can offer a nationwide service.  Our highly qualified engineers have vast experience in all aspects of water main replacement, water main repair, lead pipe replacement and investigation work.  We operate to industry regulated guidelines and are fully insured. Our industry accreditations speak for themselves.

Contact Pipeline Services

Head office: 20 Newby Road

Hazel Grove

Stockport, SK7 5DA

Tel: 0800 808 5526

Email: sales@pipelineservices.co.uk

The team at Pipeline Services use the latest technology, and our years of experience, to provide our clients with professional advice regarding all areas relating to water main replacement and replacement water pipes.  Working in both domestic and commercial areas our engineers are available 24/7 to assist, and are on-call for all emergencies, when tomorrow just isn’t good enough.

Over time water main replacement and water pipe replacement becomes necessary. Damaged / burst pipes in our water system is one of the most common plumbing problems. Caused by time, general wear and tear, freezing weather and even misuse.  At Pipeline Services we use the latest trenchless technology for all our water mains replacement and water pipe replacement, ensuring the least possible disruption to our clients and their homes and gardens.

We spend a lot of time in our homes. It’s our private space and our safe-haven. Generally we invest a lot of personal time and energy ensuring that our home is welcoming and well decorated. So, there is nothing worse than when damp patches appear and ruin the ambiance. The appearance of mould is not only an eye-sore it is also a health risk. Mould is a recognised allergen and irritant and can cause headaches, breathing difficulties along with nausea and fatigue.

CASE STUDY – Damp on several properties

When we received calls from several residents is was obvious to us fairly quickly that this was more than just bad ventilation.

The Call

The team were called out to site to investigate damp issues at a number of properties.  Tenants were having to keep windows open due to smell of damp, and continuously having to clean the black mould off their walls.

Attending site for inspection

Our engineers attended site and carried out a survey of the drainage lines on site.  Defects were found all along the drain line running beneath the properties, which were allowing water to escape to ground and cause the damp issues.

We also found a broken gully which needed replacing due to water leaking in and around the edges, also causing additional damp issues.

Our findings

The report was reviewed, and we recommended a number of patch liners to be installed to cover the cracks and defects along the drainage line.  We also replaced and installed a new gully to prevent the old one leaking to ground.

The outcome

The work was carried out shortly after the report was completed. Once the repairs were carried out, and adequate ventilation time allowed, the smell of damp receded. The residents are now no longer plagued with damp, and possible health issues.

Visit our page https://www.pipelineservices.co.uk/water-leakage/ for further information.

Pipeline Services are experts in replacement water pipes, water main replacement and repairs.  If you have concern about damp appearing then give us a call – T. 0800 808 5526.

 Pipeline Services are a specialist supplier and contractor for all your domestic, commercial and industrial projects. Based in Manchester, our highly qualified engineers have vast experience in all aspects of water mains replacement, replacement of water pipes, water pipe replacement and investigation work.  Pipeline Services operate to guidelines set by industry regulators. Our industry accreditations speak for themselves.

Contact Pipeline Services

Head office: 20 Newby Road

Hazel Grove

Stockport, SK7 5DA

Tel: 0845 226 5060

Email: sales@pipelineservices.co.uk

When the phone rings at Pipeline Services inevitably it will be from a homeowner, or commercial property owner. Reporting anything from a small leak, advising of a need for lead pipe repair, asking for a water supply pipe replacement cost, or advice on water main repair, and so many other areas of pipeline support and services that we provide. Life is never dull!

It’s important to us that from the initial phone call or email, all our clients are given the very best advice and support. All our fully qualified engineers have an extensive knowledge of the many areas we cover, including lead pipe repair, water supply pipe replacement, water main repairs etc.

We offer an on-site assessment, after which we provide a full report in plain English, explaining our findings and what work is necessary – we can also advise on lead pipe replacement schemes, so if a lead pipe repair is necessary we can provide the repair and help with any necessary paperwork!

CASE STUDY – Oak Avenue

It’s important to respond as quickly as possible when a leak is reported. When the property owner on Oak Avenue called us to report a common supply leak, we had an engineer on site as soon as possible. The engineer traced the leak to a point where it was necessary to excavate the site, to expose the damaged pipe. He could then pinpoint the exact point of the leak ready for the water main repair. At this stage the water supply was switched off, and a full repair was carried out. This was done with a minimal amount of disruption to the homeowner and the neighbouring properties. On completion the supply was switched back on, and the excavation area was backfilled and reinstated to ‘as found’ condition.
Pipeline Services are experts in water main replacement and repairs. It’s important that your water supply is fit for purpose, and you’re getting the most out of your supply. If in doubt give us a call – T. 0800 808 5526.
A specialist supplier and contractor for all your domestic, commercial and industrial projects. Based in Manchester, our highly qualified engineers have vast experience in all aspects of water mains replacement, replacement of water pipes, lead pipe replacement and investigation work. Pipeline Services operate to guidelines set by industry regulators. Our industry accreditations speak for themselves.

Contact Pipeline Services
Head office: 20 Newby Road
Hazel Grove
Stockport, SK7 5DA
Tel: 0845 226 5060
Email: sales@pipelineservices.co.uk

Even with the property market’s ups and downs, property itself is still a sound investment in many areas of the UK. Many buy to let investors convert single properties into multiple, self-contained dwellings.

This can have an impact on the demands on the water supply, which should mean including replacement water mains as an essential part of the redevelopment work.

Are You Confident in Your Pipes?

Clearly, for property investors, the bottom line will be key and they want to maximise the return on their investment. This may then put them off wanting to invest in certain aspects of the property’s utilities, such as the water supply.

But in the long-run, it makes sense to look at the less glamorous, behind-the-scenes elements. The cheaper option is to simply arrange for the new tenants in your split property to split the existing water utilities costs without making changes to the mains supply.

The landlord, however, must consider whether they have full confidence in their property’s pipework.

The existing system may not cope with the increased demands on the water supply of two tenants.

What to Check For

How old is the property? If it was built before 1970 then it may have lead pipes. If the pipes are lead, this is a clear indicator of the pipework being old, and therefore less likely to be reliable.

There are also health issues associated with lead pipes, which, as a responsible landlord, should concern you.

What if the water pressure cannot cope with the increased demand once you’ve converted the property for two or more tenants? This may affect your ability to attract or retain tenants.

There is also the issue of ongoing maintenance: old pipework could be a near-constant drain on your resources, should you need to keep getting it inspected and repaired.

A Sound Investment

If you’re investing in property, why not also invest in ensuring its utilities are up to date?

You want a good return on your investment – the rental value of your property minus the monthly cost of your buy-to-let mortgage – so protect its value.

Invest in your property conversion by getting a replacement water mains, and help to maximise your rental value.

Act now for your property investment by contacting Pipeline Services.

This is a question people have asked because they’ve discovered that their properties have still got old lead supply pipes and, as we know, lead is poisonous.

Lead is bad for drinking water, so you wouldn’t expect to use it nowadays for pipework, but, in the end, it comes down to making a choice.

You can choose to replace your lead pipework, but it is your responsibility.

Why Have Replacement Water Pipes?

No houses that have been built, or modernised, since 1970 should have lead pipework, but replacing them is not a legal requirement.

However, if you’re modernising your home, or if you just want a safe, reliable water supply, then replacement water pipes are a must-have.

Old pipework may just be storing up problems for later. Not only is there the risk of contaminated drinking water, but older pipes are more prone to deterioration and damage.

They may already be affecting the efficiency of your water flow, meaning that you have persistently inadequate water pressure.

Also, think of it this way: should you decide to refurbish or re-fit your bathroom or kitchen, many modern appliances, including state-of-the-art combi boilers, depend on a certain level of water pressure to function effectively.

It can be that older pipework has an insufficient diameter to be able to meet this kind of demand.

It’s about covering all the bases then. If you choose to modernise or upgrade your home, looking after the external things will only get you so far, if your lead water pipes are letting you down.

Invest in Change

Think of replacement water pipes as an investment in the future, and one that will make your life more comfortable right now.

You may already be experiencing symptoms suggesting your pipes need replacing. These include: noisy pipes, cloudy water, low pressure a lot of the time, or, if you’ve got leaking pipes, damp patches in your home.

You can do your own checking for lead pipework. Look at the supply pipe running either beneath or behind your kitchen sink. If it appears soft in texture, or dull in colour, or if when you scratch its surface gently you see a silvery layer, then it’s made of lead.

If this is the case, then don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll replace your old, lead pipework with state-of-the-art plastic pipes, and with the minimum of fuss using our trenchless technology.

Modern combi gas boilers are very efficient, providing state-of-the art technology for heating and hot water. However, they require a certain level of consistent water pressure to operate effectively.

You may find, should you choose a combi boiler, that your existing pipework is, in fact, too old to cope with your new boiler.

This when you must then consider water mains replacement as your best option.

What Affects Water Pressure?

In your mains network, the pressure of the water may change. Typically, this is due to the amount of people using it at any one time; so, at times of greatest demand you may find your water pressure drops, affecting the flow in your home.

However, it can also be the case that the diameter of your supply pipe is restricting what the maximum amount of water it can carry.

Combi boilers require a minimum amount of pressure to function properly, at least 1 bar; whereas older boilers can work at pressures as low as 0.5 bar.

Older pipes tend to have a narrower diameter, and the older the pipework, the more prone to deterioration it is, narrowing it further.

How can you tell if your pipes are affecting your water flow? You might find you can only run one hot tap at a time, or that if you run a cold tap at the same time as a hot one elsewhere in your home it restricts the flow.

And note the difference: yes, pressure can vary throughout the day, but if yours is persistently low, you need to look at it.

What Will Happen?

We can inspect your pipework to see how old it is, and whether this is impacting on your boiler’s performance. If this is the case, we would then recommend you have a water mains replacement.

Luckily, with modern technology at our disposal, this doesn’t need to be messy, drawn out, or complicated.

Using impact moling techniques, we’ll drill strategic holes to then drag replacement, plastic pipework into place. Once we reconnect you, you’ll have a consistently reliable, new main pipe.

This should then ensure that your combi boiler runs to its maximum efficiency.

Want to know more? Act now to upgrade your pipework by contacting Pipeline Services.

When there’s something wrong with the pipes in your home, you can sometimes hear it. Typically, you wouldn’t expect your water pipes to be noisy, but if they are, it can be quite alarming. What does it mean if you can hear the sound of water in your pipes all the time, even when you’re not running a tap?

It could be the sign of something serious, which might then mean getting a replacement water mains.

The Sound of a Potential Problem

Imagine what you’re hearing isn’t the sound of running water, but nor is it a hiss. It’s a kind of hollow sound, as if you had a tap half turned on. You can’t see anything’s wrong – there’s no damp patch anywhere, or other water damage.

But still, the sound is there, all of the time.

You might try turning your taps on and off, systematically, throughout your house. You might also try turning the mains supply on and off. You could even try tracing your pipe network from the boiler to your kitchen.

The thing is, wherever you find a pipe, you can hear that noise.

Your house is old, built many decades before 1970, with old pipework to match – you even think some of it might be made of lead (you’ve been meaning to get that looked at for ages, before the noises started).

What’s Your Next Move?

You could try taking up the floorboards to try and find out what the source of the problem is, or you could dig excavation holes outside, in your garden. But that’s a lot of work, disruption and mess. And you still might not find out what’s causing the noise in your pipes – or even know what it is if you find it.

You could just try and put up with it, but that’s not the answer, because it sounds like it means something’s wrong. If this is correct, then somewhere along the line it’ll get worse.

The solution? Call in the experts. We’ll diagnose your pipeline problem and see what you need doing, including, potentially, replacement water mains work.

Old pipes wear out, and are susceptible to damage and narrowing of their diameter. This in turn, eventually affects the quality of your water pressure.

Don’t delay until it gets any worse, contact us today and see what Pipeline Services can do for you.