Water Line Service in the Greater Knoxville Area
Inspections, Repairs, and Replacement
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Water Line Services
Water Line Repipes
Many of the older materials that water lines were made of are falling apart in recent years. When it becomes too costly to keep repairing these old lines, it is wise to stop the bleeding and have your entire home repiped so that you can have clean, leak-free PEX piping in your home. At Tennessee Standard, we have several repipe specialists on staff who can perform a whole home water line repipe with minimal damage to your home.
Underground Water Line Repair
Have you recently gotten a letter from your utility company saying that you may have a leak in your waterline? It is important to take care of that leak quickly so the pipe is not damaged beyond repair. At Tennessee Standard, we can help you identify the source of your waterline leak and repair it professionally so that you don’t have to worry about it anymore.
Underground Water Line Replacement
If your water service line is over 20 years old or made of cheap materials, you may need to have the line replaced, to prevent further unnecessary expense or damage. Modern technology has made this less invasive than ever with directional boring technology. At Tennessee Standard, we can bore a waterline from your meter to your home without even messing up the grass. Call us to get all your recommended options for both trench waterline replacements as well as directional bore waterline replacements.
Water Line Service Q&A
How do I install a water line to my fridge?
- Shut off the water supply to your fridge
- Relieve the pressure from the old water line by bleeding out the water spout (if present).
- Disconnect the water supply using an adjustable wrench.
- Once the new fridge is in place, connect a braided flexible ¼” supply line (ice maker supply line) to the fridge and the water supply.
- Turn on the water supply and run plenty of water through the line to purge the air and clean the waterline.
What is involved in repiping a house?
How much does it cost to repipe a house?
Repiping a home typically costs several thousand dollars depending on the size and layout of your home. It may surprise you how close a repipe specialist like Tennessee Standard can get in price to the install price of the original waterlines. It is more difficult to repipe a home than install waterlines in new construction, but the cost can be kept down if your repipe specialists really know their craft.
How deep are water lines buried?
By code, water lines must be buried 12 inches below the frost line for that region. In the southern regions of the USA, the frost line is generally only 6 inches, making the minimum depth of an underground waterline only 18 inches. That being said, we often find water lines buried much deeper than 18 inches, adding difficulty to exposing underground waterlines. In the northern regions of the USA, the frost line can be deeper than two feet, requiring the water lines to maintain a depth of 36”. This poses a completely different challenge when repairing these waterlines.
Is it better to trench or bore a water service line?
What is a directional bore?
How far can you directional bore?
Some directional bore machines are capable of boring out thousands of feet. This is often determined by how much rod the bore rig is equipped with. In the plumbing realm, we typically will only bore 300’ at a time, installing a yard box and shutoff valve at each 300’ point, before continuing the bore, so that the manageable waterline sections can be isolated if a leak ever arises in the future.