Water Service Line Repair & Replacement
The “water service” on main supply pipe goes from the meter near the street to the house. Homes built before 1970 typically have galvanized steel pipe while homes built later may have PVC or polybutylene pipe.
If a leak develops on this pipe you may see a wet spot in the yard. In some cases there will be no signs of leaking but the home owner will receive a higher than normal water bill. If you suspect you have a leak, go to the meter box near the street and remove the lid. Make sure all faucets, etc. are not being used in the house and then look at the meter dial. If the indicator hand is moving or the small triangle is turning, there is water going through the meter. This would indicate that there is a leak.
Older water lines can be repaired, however it is often better to consider replacing these pipes especially if you have galvanized steel or polybutylene pipe. We recommend replacement with copper pipe or PEX pipe.