Water Service Replacement
During our current drought, stories have been appearing regularly in the newspapers and on television about the shifting soil breaking water lines all throughout the area.
PVC Water Service
Most of the water services installed over the last 30 years are made of PVC pipe. Although PVC is a code approved material, it is never the less, still plastic. Shifting soil can place huge pressures on the sides of the plastic pipe and snap it, usually at the fitting. The propensity for PVC pipe to break under stress is why it has never been approved for indoor use by the code writing bodies.
Copper Water Service
We at Haley Plumbing can install a new copper water service to your home to eliminate this problem forever. Copper piping has a 100+ year track record of standing up to the forces applied by drought and shifting gumbo soils. Copper also has the added side benefit of natural anti-microbial surfaces. Copper pipe, unlike plastics, will not allow bacteria and other microbes to grow on it’s interior. Hospitals taking advantage of this property of copper by changing out door handles and other hardware surfaces to copper to help fight staph and Saar’s infections.
Installation of New Water Service
We will dig a trench from the meter to your home and neatly set the sod to one side, install the new water service piping, then backfill the trench with the existing dirt. We then tamp the soil and relay the sod back in it’s original location. Many times the customer can not even tell where the trench was run. We will run a new water service out of whatever material you desire, but recommend copper piping for the before mentioned reasons.