Water Main Repair & Installation Services in Nanaimo

A properly installed, well-maintained main water line is crucial for the reliable and efficient distribution of clean, safe water to your home. Regular maintenance ensures the ongoing functionality of the water main, preventing leaks, breaks, and contamination. Timely repairs and upgrades also contribute to the longevity of the system, reducing the risk of costly emergency water line repairs.

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Call 250-729-2394 for general service, or 250-616-1446 for 24 hour emergency services.

Signs of Water Main Leaks

Not sure how to identify a broken water line? Watch for these telltale signs you have a leak in your water main.

Decreased Water Pressure

When there’s a leak in the water main, the water pressure in your plumbing system can drop significantly. You may notice a reduction in the force of water coming out of faucets and fixtures. Sudden and unexplained low water pressure is often an early indicator of a potential water main issue, so don’t ignore this if you notice it.

Increased Costs

A water main leak can lead to an unexpected increase in your water bills. If there’s a continuous, unnoticed leak, you will be paying for that wasted water. Monitoring your water bills for unusual spikes can help identify hidden leaks in the water main.

Wet Spots in Your Yard

Leaks in the water main can saturate the soil around the pipes. This moisture may eventually seep to the surface, creating wet spots or puddles in your yard, even during dry weather. Unexplained patches of dampness or consistently soggy areas can be strong indicators of an underground water main leak. The added water also might cause unusually lush or green areas on your lawn, so watch for that as well.

Discoloured Water

Water main leaks can introduce soil and other contaminants into the water supply, leading to discolouration. If you notice a change in the color of your tap water, such as a brown or rusty tint, it could be a sign of a water main leak. Discoloured water may also indicate the presence of sediment stirred up by the leak. Discoloured water may pose a health risk, so always call a professional to inspect your system when your water looks unusual.

Identifying and addressing these signs promptly is crucial to prevent further damage, water waste, and increased expenses. If you suspect a water main leak, get in touch with the professional team at Waywest Mechanical today for a thorough inspection and diagnosis of the problem.

How are Water Main Repairs Done?

The professional team at Waywest Mechanical uses a strategic approach for underground water line repair to address issues such as leaks, breaks, or deterioration. The process typically begins with the use of advanced tools like ground-penetrating radar or acoustic sensors to locate the problem area without extensive excavation. Once identified, we will give you our recommendation on the best way to proceed, always prioritizing methods that minimize the amount of excavation and disruption to your home. After completing the repair, thorough testing ensures the integrity of the repaired underground water line before restoring water service to the residence. This approach allows for efficient and effective solutions, while minimizing the impact on the property and the homeowner.

Clean tap water coming out of a kitchen faucet - showing the importance of a working water main.

Our Nanaimo Water Main Services

We are proud to provide residents of Nanaimo and the surrounding area with comprehensive water main services they can rely on. Our team is made up of skilled technicians with years of experience working with main water lines. Whatever services you need, we’re here to help with water main repair, installation, and replacement. We are committed to always doing work that prioritizes precision, care, and safety and to providing custom solutions tailored to your household’s individual needs.

Get in touch with Waywest Mechanical today for:

  • Main water line repair & maintenance
  • Water main installation
  • Water main replacement