Waterline Replacement Questions & Answers

Homeowners have a lot to worry about these days when it comes to protecting and maintaining their homes. One of the biggest features that keeps your household running smoothly is your waterline. Your home’s main waterline is responsible for bringing water to your home for your sinks, showers, and toilets.

At Clog Busters, we perform waterline replacements and repairs every day. We know how important it is for your household to have clean, usable water available when you need it most.

In this article, we’re reviewing the most frequently asked questions we receive about waterline replacements in Hillsboro and elsewhere in the Portland metro area. If you want to learn more about waterline replacements and related maintenance tasks, keep reading! If you have a specific problem or question you need answered by an expert right away, be sure to give us a call at (503) 680-8947.

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Your Waterline Replacement FAQs

If you are a homeowner, it is important to understand as much as possible about how your home operates. Even though you can’t physically see your waterline, understanding how it functions — and malfunctions, is highly recommended. Keep scrolling to discover the answers you need to take care of your waterline effectively for years and decades to come.

How Do I Know if I Need a Waterline Replacement?

Here are the top four signs to look for that indicate you need a waterline replacement:

  • 1 – Low Water Pressure
    A break or clog in your waterline could cause a drop in water pressure. This is because water may leak through the cracks, rather than coming through your faucet. You may notice an isolated drop in pressure that only affects one room or sink, or you may notice the problem in more than one area of your house.
  • 2 – Discolored or Contaminated Water
    In addition to cracks letting water leak in, it can also cause debris and dirt to make its way into your water supply. If you notice discoloration, a grainy texture, or a strange smell to your water, there is a chance your waterline may need an immediate repair or replacement.
  • 3 – Soggy Spots in Your Yard
    If there are pools of water accumulating in your yard, this may be a sign that your waterline is broken. In fact, this is one of the most obvious signs that something is wrong with your waterline. Replacement or repair should be considered as soon as possible if this is the case.
  • 4 – High Water Bills
    Even a small leak can significantly impact how much your monthly water bill sets you back. If you notice even a small increase in your monthly water bill, be sure to call one of our experts to see if a waterline replacement is recommended and can help fix the problem.

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Waterline?

The cost of your waterline replacement will depend on the extent of the damage present, the materials used, and how long the replacement takes. Typically, a waterline replacement will run you anywhere between $1,000 up to $3,000 or more. If you need a waterline replacement in Hillsboro or elsewhere in the Portland metro area, we strongly encourage you to give us a call at (503) 680-8947 so we can assess your problem over the phone or in person.

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Waterline Replacements?

For exterior waterlines, it is unlikely that your homeowner’s insurance will cover the costs. Homeowner’s insurance is usually reserved for the home itself and not necessarily the land on which it sits. However, your insurance policy may differ, or you may be eligible for some sort of coverage depending on the nature of the problem.

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How Can I Keep My Waterline Healthy?

The best way to avoid an extensive waterline replacement or repair is to keep your waterline in good condition. There are several things you can do to keep your waterline healthy:

  • 1 – Solve Small Problems ASAP
    The best way to avoid major problems with your waterline is to stay on top of small issues as they come up. Good maintenance involves tackling the smaller issues before they escalate into big (and expensive) repairs or replacements.
  • 2 – Watch What You Flush
    Be extremely careful about what you flush down your toilet. Clogs and major problems can arise from even seemingly benign objects, such as baby wipes or paper towels. Make sure your household knows what is appropriate to flush down the toilet and what’s not.
  • 3 – Watch Your Water Pressure
    Poor water pressure is a sign you should always pay attention to. If you notice that your water pressure has diminished for your shower, sink, or other appliance, be sure to request a professional inspection.

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When you need a waterline replacement in Hillsboro or elsewhere in the Portland metro area, give us a call! Clog Busters has over 15 years of industry experience and a superior reputation. Thanks to our commitment to high-quality outcomes and repairs, you know you can trust Clog Busters.

Here is some positive feedback we recently received from one of our many clients:

“Had a clog in the main line that backed up water all over the basement wet bar when the dishwasher would drain or the kitchen sink was used. Originally called Crown Plumbing, who was entirely booked up for the day; they recommended Clog Busters. The team took the time to explain the problem, the solution, and future steps to ensure the problem would be abated. 10/10. Would use Clog Busters again.”

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In addition to our waterline replacement services in Hillsboro, we also perform drain cleaning and sewer repair services. For healthy and happy pipes, you need a trusted technician from Clog Busters.

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