Have you noticed a drop in your water pressure? Have your water bills increased recently or been slowly creeping up? Have you discovered unexplained damp areas in your yard or spots where the ground seems to stay soft? If you have experienced any of these things then you may have a main water line leak. Your main water line or water supply line as it is sometimes called is the piping that brings water from the Oakville Municipal Water Main, across your property to your home.
Depending on when your home was built and what type of piping was used to install your water supply, there are a number of reasons why these lines may start to leak. Trees, ever searching for water can break into your water supply lines with their roots. The constant seasonal freeze and thaw cycle that Oakville soil experiences can cause the ground to shift placing stress on pipes. Piping that is buried to shallow is particularly subject to this type of damage as well as being injured by vehicles and other heavy objects passing over them.