Here at ASL Limited, we specialise in water main installation, maintenance, repair and replacement. Are you having problems with your water mains, does you water metre continue to spin, despite no running water or signs of a leak? Well, our team of experts can help get your water mains back to normal. Read on to find out more.
What is a Water Main?
Before we go any further, it is best we answer what a water main is. A water main is a pipeline, the main pipeline in fact, that is used to move water from a treatment plant to consumers’ homes and businesses. Water mains are the key aspect of water distribution in England and without them we would not have clean tap water. Therefore, it is critical we work to keep our water main systems in good condition.
Where Does the Water Come From?
Before it reaches the water mains, the water must first be acquired. Water can come from multiple places, most notably underground sources, diverted rivers, reservoirs, collected rainfall and more. All this water is treated at commercial treatment plants to ensure it is safe for human consumption before passing into the water mains for distribution.
Water Mains Treatment
Water mains treatment and purification involves filtering the water to remove any toxins, sediments or microorganisms that may pose a risk to human health. The water can also be treated further with chlorine to keep it free of any contaminants. Once thoroughly treated, the water can be safely diverted back into the water main.
Low Water Pressure
Water pressure is one of the most important aspects of water mains as it keeps the system flowing effectively. However, it is not always constant and the demand in households can fluctuate, this can reduce water pressure in the mains network.
Low water pressure basically means the water is not able to reach the top of the house, as there is not enough pressure to propel it upwards. Any reduction of water pressure inside your home should be checked by a professional plumber who will assess the problem and offer a solution.
Water Mains Water Shut Off
If you are experiencing a leak in your water mains, it is best to shut off the water. You have the power to control the water entering your home using the inside stop valve which tends to be located under the kitchen sink. These valves are easy to operate; simply turn the valve in a clockwise direction to close it, reducing the amount of water passing through. It will take a few minutes for the water to completely stop.
If you are experiencing a water mains leak, shut off the water and call ASL Limited immediately. Due to our many years’ experience in the industry, we can usually locate leaks quickly and easily. However, if there are no visible signs, we use a specialised corallater which works on the process of sonar signals and is passed through the mains to detect the leak. We know when a leak has been detected because the signal gets interrupted. At this point, we can make the repair.
We find that this method of leak detection allows for minimal disruption, avoiding any unnecessary costs. It also avoids digging through to the water mains to establish the location of the leaking section. Here at ASL Limited, we aim to find the source of the leak in the least disruptive, most cost-effective way possible.
Water Main Break
If you have a water main break, broken water pipe or water main burst, do not try to fix the problem yourself. This is a job for the professionals and there is nobody better to help you out than ASL Limited. We are here for all your drainage needs and are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to fix your water main for you.
We will send out our professionals to your domestic or commercial property and have them fix the problem efficiency and with as little disruption to your life as possible.
Water Main Installation
If you require your water mains to be completely replaced, ASL Limited can do that for you. We use our very own moling equipment which allows us to install a new water main for you, or divert an existing run without the need for digging anything up. A mole is a great piece of technology that allows us to mole into the ground without causing too much disruption. This method of installation is popular amongst our customers and is especially useful if you need a water main installed directly beneath your property.
Contact Us Today
If you are experiencing problems with your water mains and you are searching for a fast, reliable and efficient plumbing service, then you have come to the right place. ASL Limited are the company for you. Leaders in our field and experts in water main repair, we pride ourselves in giving our customers excellent service and quick solutions.
Whatever problem you have with your water mains, call ASL Limited today. We have over 25 years’ experience in the industry and cover multiple counties around London. Click here to see our Areas Covered page for further details.