What is a Water Service?
A water service is the term used to describe the installation of a new pipe leaving your meter box or well and entering into your home. The first step to take when having a new Water Service put in is to schedule an appointment for an estimate. We will be able to determine whether or not there is a leak on your current water service and let you know what the cost would be to run a new line.
How do you run your Water Services?
We run Water Services for any yard, any size. We will bore underneath sidewalk and driveways and carefully hand dig around all utilities. When we perform this work, you can choose between two different piping options.
Uponor Aquapex is our premier pipe. It comes backed with a 25 Year Manufacturer Warranty when installed by a certified installer. Each plumber at HIS Plumber has taken the Uponor certification class which allows us to offer this warranty. Each plumber working with us will be happy to show you his certification card (as well as his plumbing license) upon request.
Aquapex is a very high quality pipe that offers a fantastic fitting system. The fittings are inserted into the pipe via expanding the pipe with a specialty tool. The pipe then contracts over the fittings. Due to the nature of the pipe, it is always attempting to revert to its original form before being expanded. This means it is always making a stronger seal on the fitting.
Aquapex comes in rolls of pipe 100′ and greater which means we can install a seamless pipe. Under normal conditions, the only fittings in your Water Service will be those installed at the meter, irrigation system, and tie in to the house. In some applications, we are able to run the pipe into the house with no fittings located at the exterior of the house. Water Services installed using PVC or Copper sticks tend to have as much as 10 or more couplings in the system. These are weak areas that will be avoided by using Aquapex.
As a flexible pipe, it is far more resistant to being broken by tree roots (one of the leading breaks in PVC and Copper service lines). If a tree root puts pressure on the pipe, it has the ability to simply be pushed out of the way without putting strain onto the pipe. In addition to this feature, its flexibility allows it to be virtually freeze-proof. Aquapex will swell up to the three times its size in the event of a freeze. Water tends to expand to twice its size when it freezes. For this reason, Aquapex is an ideal pipe to install underground. Lastly, because it is not a metallic pipe, it is immune to corrosion and deteriorating from the acids in the ground.
In addition to the 25 Year Manufacturer Warranty, we proudly offer a 5 Year Parts and Labor Warranty to any Water Service we install with Aquapex piping.
If you prefer, we do offer Polyethylene Pipe for any 3/4″ Water Service installation. Polyethylene is our economy option in that the piping itself is cheaper than the Aquapex alternative. It is a lower quality pipe than Aquapex but is still a good option for someone who may be on a tighter budget.
It offers many of the same features that Aquapex offers including seamless installs, flexibility, and the ability to protect against freezing. The biggest disadvantage of Polyethylene is its fitting system. Unlike the superior design of Aquapex, it will not expand and must be used with a Push Connect system. These fittings do have a higher fail rate over time as they do not hold as strongly to the pipe and are susceptible to the acids in the ground.
Polyethylene does not come back with a manufacturer warranty. However, we will provide a 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty to any Water Service we install with Polyethylene pipe.