Water Services in Edmonton & Sherwood Park
Water Line / Sewer Line Replacement & Repair
Having intact water and sewer lines is an essential part of a comfortable home. When broken, these underground channels can be frustrating to deal with as a homeowner. From unpleasant smells to flooding, the repair process can become difficult.
Another issue you might face is lead pipes. If you live in an older home in Alberta, chances are your water lines are constructed from lead pipes. Lead lines should be replaced with either copper pipe or another approved water line due to health risks associated with lead.
Here at Strathcona Excavating Inc., we have the knowledge and necessary tools to help you with your water & sewer line maintenance and repair. Our specialists are ready 24/7 to accommodate you!
Signs of a Sewer Line Break
Here are a few clues that you can keep in mind so you can identify a broken sewer line quickly. The quicker a broken sewer line is identified, often, the less damage and cost you’ll have to face!
- Foul smells and flooding, either inside or outside your home
- Drainage difficulties
- Cracks & mold in your home
Signs of a Water Line Break
Any break in a water line can be disastrous if you don’t address it quickly. Here are the signs to look out for:
- Unexplained water puddles or flooding
- Hissing, whistling, or bubbling sounds from the pipes
- Low water pressure
- Presence of mold & mildew
- Discoloured water
Contact us the moment you notice any of these signs of a water line or sewer line break in or around your home. Our 24/7 emergency services will repair your broken lines as soon as possible.
24/7 Emergency Services
If you don’t act quickly, the cost of repairing or replacing a broken sewer line can escalate quickly. When you spot a problem, never hesitate to call on our 24/7 emergency services. Daytime or night, you can reach Strathcona Excavating Hydrovac Dispatch at (780) 416-9000.
Frequently Asked Questions
The amount of time that a sewer line lasts usually depends on the type of material it is constructed of. Pipes made from cast iron, clay or cement may last up to 50 years. Modern sewer lines made from PVC or ABS can withstand the test of time for much longer.
There are many factors that could cause damage to water and sewer lines. These are a few of the most common causes:
- Tree roots
- Freezing temperatures
- Corrosion & ground disturbance
- Aging pipes
- Damage from nearby construction
The experts at Strathcona Excavating can offer a quick, reliable, and affordable solution for your sewer line repair & replacement, regardless of how the damage occurred.
There are two main steps that all home and property owners must follow once it is determined that they have a leaking pipe.
The first step is to locate where the leak is coming from. This information will help diagnose the issue and assist in preparing the necessary tools to repair your broken waterline.
You should then shut off the valve controlling water flow to the damaged or leaking pipe.
Untreated water main breaks or leaks can lead to additional issues and potentially cause problems with your water system and lead to costly repairs. Call Strathcona Excavating as soon as possible to repair the damage done by a broken or leaking water line.
It is a good idea to have your sewer line ‘scoped’ with a camera. Home and property owners may find that their sewer line may need to be cleaned out as it could be clogged with debris, or in some cases, tree roots. If the issue persists, there may be other problems at play, and your sewer line may be compromised.
Depending on the state of the damage, our technicians will help you decide what option is more suitable for your home or property. Sewer and water lines that are older can create more long-term problems; however, if the damage to your sewer or water line is isolated, we can help you access the damaged portion so that it can be repaired.
We provide services to Edmonton and the surrounding area. Our crews provide water and sewer line replacement and repair services to homes and business properties across Alberta, including Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Leduc, Nisku, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Fort Saskatchewan and more! We are also available 24/7 for any of your water or sewer line repair and replacement needs!