Things go wrong, or things simply need replacing. For you, it can be inconvenient. There are a number of reasons why you might need a water pipe replacement and it’s important for you to know where your responsibilities begin and end as a homeowner. Two common reasons why you would need to replace your water mains pipe are either because it’s burst or leaking, or because it’s old lead piping and needs upgrading. With a burst pipe symptoms range from a tell-tale damp patch on your property during period of dry weather to persistent, and noticeably reduced water pressure.
Whether or not you have lead pipework is certainly worth checking out as there are health risks attached to using water coming through lead pipes. If your property was built before 1970 you may well have lead pipes. You can usually see if your pipes are lead by how they look and if they seem soft when you scratch them with a knife.
The question then is do you need to take action? Normally you would expect to have to to pay for any replacement pipework that is within your property boundary, from the mains stop tap outside. The utility company has responsibility for the communication pipe beyond the stop tap and provides your connection to the water main.
Pipeline Services offers a complete service to replace your old water pipe and install a new one. Our team of professionals will thoroughly check the site beforehand, complete with a full risk assessment. Following this we provide full installation and reconnection of your water supply. We have the technology to be able to do this work with the minimum disruption to your property. Once our work is completed, you’ll have a new, reliable water supply to your property, free from disruption or contamination.