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Alexander Plumbing

Water line repair and replacement services in O'Fallon IL.

Professional Water Line Repair Services In O’Fallon, IL

Welcome to Alexander Plumbing, your friendly neighborhood water line repair O’Fallon IL expert. We understand the critical role that a well-functioning water line plays in your home or business.  Are you having problems with low water pressure?  Maybe the water is just not flowing as quickly as it does at your friends house?  Your water line might be undersized for your home. Providing clean drinking water at the correct water pressure is essential to ensuring efficient operation of your appliances.  A reliable water line is essential for day-to-day comfort and convenience as well.

At Alexander Plumbing, we have a team of experienced technicians dedicated to delivering top-notch water line repair and replacement services. Whether it’s a minor leak, low water pressure, or a major break, our experts are equipped with the latest technology and techniques to handle any issue promptly and effectively. We pride ourselves on offering comprehensive solutions that are not just intended to fix the immediate problem but also prevent future ones and improve the overall value of your home or office.

With our commitment to excellent customer service, quality workmanship, and transparent pricing, you can trust Alexander Plumbing to get your water line repair O’Fallon IL project completed in a timely manner with little disruption to your life.  We aim to put your plumbing system back in optimal condition with minimal disruption to your routine. We look forward to serving you and being your go-to for all your plumbing needs.  Give us a call, or feel free to fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment as soon as possible!

Materials generally used for water lines:

There are several types of materials commonly used for water lines, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages:

  1. Copper: Copper is a traditional material that has been used in plumbing for many years. It’s durable, resistant to corrosion, and can withstand high temperatures. However, copper pipes can be expensive and require soldering or compression fittings to join, which needs a skilled plumber like Alexander Plumbing to perform.
  2. PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride): PVC pipes are lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to work with. They’re often used for main supply lines and irrigation systems. However, they can’t withstand high temperatures and aren’t suitable for hot water supply.  This type of pipe can become brittle over time and does not flex as well as other materials.  This material is generally used in sewer line repair and replacement.
  3. CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride): CPVC is a type of PVC that’s been treated with chlorine. This makes it safe for drinking water and able to withstand higher temperatures than regular PVC, making it suitable for hot water supply. It’s also easy to install but can split if frozen.  Many plumbers are switching away from this material and utilizing PEX, which has better advantages for these types of applications.
  4. PEX (Cross-Linked Polyethylene): PEX piping is flexible, resistant to scale and chlorine, and easy to install. It’s often used for interior water supply lines. PEX can’t be used outside above ground as it’s sensitive to UV light.  PEX can be used outside in water delivery lines or when used in applications to heat concrete floors.
  5. Galvanized Steel: Galvanized steel pipes are coated with zinc to prevent rusting. They were commonly used in older homes but are less popular now due to their propensity to rust over time, which can lead to reduced water pressure and leaks.  This material is no longer used due to the problems that are caused by rusting of the interior pipe over time and reducing the water pressure potential.
  6. Polybutylene: Polybutylene was used extensively from the 1970s through the 1990s. However, it’s no longer accepted by U.S. building codes due to its high failure rate.  If you notice that your home has this material in it, please contact us to schedule an inspection.
  7. HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene): HDPE pipes are flexible, resistant to many chemicals, and have a long lifespan. They’re often used for main water lines.

 

Each material has its own specific use cases depending on the requirements of the plumbing system, local building codes, and budget.

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There are several signs that your water line may be in need of repair:

  1. Discolored Water: If the water coming out of your faucets is discolored or has a brownish color, it could be a sign of rust or corrosion in your water line.  This often happens if your water lines are using a galvanized pipe similar to what is used in gas lines.  If you notice that your water pipes in your house are a type of metal other than copper, you may need to give us a call to see if your lines need to be replaced.
  2. Higher-Than-Usual Water Bills: An unexpected increase in your water bill could indicate a leak in your water line.  This can occur during the winter most often where temperatures get really low and freeze the water lines.  If you notice a high water bill, we need to come out and see if there is a break in the line.
  3. Low Water Pressure: A sudden drop in water pressure might indicate a leak or damage to your water line.  If you are accustomed to having a decent amount of water pressure in your home, and all of a sudden you notice that the pressure is significantly less, we may need to see if there is a break in the line.
  4. Puddles in Your Yard: If you notice unexplained puddles or wet spots in your yard, it could be a sign of a leaking water line.  This can also be a sign of sewer line breaks in the yard as well, which in both cases we need to come out and investigate.
  5. Damaged Flooring: If your floors are damp or damaged without a clear cause, it could indicate a leak in your water line somewhere in your home or office.
  6. Mold and Mildew: The presence of mold and mildew could be a sign of a hidden water leak.  This can also be the cause of foundation issues if the presence of mold and mildew is in your basement.  Keep an eye on how much moisture builds up during heavy rains.
  7. Noisy Plumbing: Unusual noises like banging or whistling from your pipes can indicate a problem with your water line.
  8. Rust and Corrosion: Visible signs of rust and corrosion on your pipes can indicate a need for repair.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s recommended to contact Alexander Plumbing to inspect your water line and determine the best course of action for water line repair O’Fallon IL.

Depending on whether or not you have a water line repair O’Fallon IL option available, we may have to scrap the existing line completely.  When installing a new water main from the meter to a house to replace existing service, there are two primary methods:

  1. Trenching: This is the traditional method which involves digging a trench from the water meter to the house in order to lay the new pipe. This method can be disruptive to the landscape and may require the removal of trees, shrubs, or other features in the path of the trench.  This option can be less expensive if there is easy access for heavy equipment.  It’s often necessary if the existing pipe is severely damaged or if the new pipe needs to be larger in diameter than the existing pipe.  Oftentimes, the existing pipe is undersized to begin with, so some of the trenchless options may not be available and we will need to dig out a new trench.
  2. Trenchless Technology: This is a more modern approach that minimizes damage to the landscape. There are two main types of trenchless technology:
    • Pipe Bursting: Similar to trenchless sewer line replacement, pipe bursting involves pulling a new pipe through the old one, breaking apart the old pipe in the process. This method requires two access points: one near the water meter and one near the house or inside the house.  If the pipe is in good enough condition, we can pull the pipe out and have a new pipe follow along the existing path.
    • Directional Drilling: This method involves drilling a small hole from the water meter to the house and pulling the new pipe through. It’s less disruptive than trenching but requires skilled technicians and specialized equipment.  This equipment can get expensive to use, but in some cases it will end up being the most cost effective solution depending on the landscape.

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618-227-4320

Testimonials

Listen to What Satisfied Homeowners Have to Say!

Rachel Tokarski
Rachel Tokarski
2024-06-29
We had water in our basement and couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. They came out on a Friday afternoon & identified that our water heater was leaking, but then replaced it that day even though it was close to the end of shift. Worked quick, very polite and honest about everything, good prices compared to other people in the area. We are very happy with the service provided!
Ashley
Ashley
2024-06-28
My water heater was busted and I unwisely thought I could play plumber and replace the part myself. I had the part 99% installed but one of the pipes was causing me a major headache, so I decided to let someone else take a crack at it. Literally every plumber I called was scheduling two weeks or more out (and I had already been without hot water for two weeks) but Alexander Plumbing was able to come out same day, which was awesome. They were super friendly and managed to get the headache solved pretty quickly, which I appreciated. The only downside? I was going to make a joke about kissing Cooper for getting it fixed, but as I was setting up the joke by asking if he was married I was met with an immediate, "Yes he is." 😶 Now instead of being the funny customer I'm someone's creepy desperate divorcee story 🤣 I'm dying, y'all. These guys were good sports despite my being an awkward weirdo though, and I appreciate them coming out so quickly and making sure that everything was running before they left. I even got a dope refrigerator magnet out of it. Win! They literally saved me from another cold shower, for which I am eternally grateful. They'll be my go-to plumbers from now on...as soon as I pick my dignity up off my basement floor 🤣🤣🤣
billy collins
billy collins
2024-06-24
I called with a broken/leaky hot water heater and they fixed it same day! They saved the weekend for sure!
J
J
2024-06-24
James did a great job replacing my outside hose spigot . He had no issues crawling under my house to do the necessary work and completed the job with a A+.
Drew dohlke
Drew dohlke
2024-06-22
Very professional and made it super easy to fix my shower. Friendly and clear communicator.

Water Line Repair and Replacement Services in O'Fallon IL

The best method depends on the specific situation, including the condition of the existing pipe, the size of the new pipe, the distance between the water meter and the house, and the landscape features. Alexander Plumbing can assess the situation and recommend the best approach.  Be sure to give us a call if you are experiencing any of the problems listed here so that we can help with your water line repair O’Fallon IL.

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618-227-4320

Our Email

info@aplumbingllc.com

Our Address

702 Donna Dr, O'Fallon, IL 62269, United States