Damage Restoration Due to Main Water Line Break 

Sometimes, the biggest threat to you and your property can begin with an almost silent event, such as a main water line break. A home’s pipelines are hidden behind walls, above ceilings, or beneath floors. If something goes wrong, it can be difficult to pinpoint where the problem area is located. Often homeowners only realize that something's wrong when disaster strikes.

When a water main breaks, calling for an expert is the wisest decision to take in order to protect you, your family and your plumbing system from additional damage and possible contamination.  If you’re experiencing a main water line break and the overflow water has damaged the area, contact a Restoration Renegades contractor to help you at 817-203-2575.

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What Is a Water Main Break?

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A water main is an underground pipe that carries water from your area’s water source to your service pipe. These pipes usually run under the streets and sidewalks.

A water main break occurs when a hole or crack in the pipe causes water to move to the surface. Pressure in the water main causes water to continuously flow, so when a leak occurs, water will continuously run until the issue is fixed.

What Causes Water Main Breaks?

Water main breaks are caused by a combination of the ground temperature and the water temperature. Sudden changes in temperature will cause the ground to contract (when it’s cold) or expand (when it’s hot). This changing pressure on the pipes will create a hole or crack at weak points in the main. Water will then leak from this crack.

How Are Water Main Breaks Fixed?

As soon as the problem is reported and inspected, the affected area is blocked off if there is damage to the road or sidewalk. The pipe is then excavated and the water re-routed to minimize service disruption. The water main is then repaired and the road and/or sidewalk is rebuilt.

From the beginning to end, repair takes about 6-8 hours.

What If a Water Main Breaks?

If a water main breaks in your area, your first step should be to contact your local water department to report the issue. You should also limit your water use until the repair is complete.

Find Your Local Restoration Expert Now!

Restoration Renegades has the service provider that you’ll want to contact when you’ve got a main water line break. Your preferred company should have the knowledge, tools and experience to deal with the situation safely and effectively -- whether it’s your home or workplace that's affected. We’ve got a network of qualified companies across the country who are ready to respond to your emergency.

Locate a Restoration Renegades contractor near you by using the "find a contractor" section at the top of this page. Select a service and enter your zip code. Then contact the nearest Restoration Renegades affiliated contractor from the list. An experienced and high-quality restoration professional can do a full assessment of your water line or water leak problem, and give you the best recommendation and advice to address the problem. Our contractors will also provide services for water damage, fire damage, cleaning services, mold remediation and many more! Contact us today at 817-203-2575 or contact us online.