Rush Plumbing Seattle

Water Main Repair & Replacement

Water Line Repair and Trenchless Water Main Replacement

Local Seattle Plumbers – Family-Owned & Trusted For Over 30 Years

Water Main Repair

Water Main Replacement

Water Main Inspection

One water-main typically serves several, even hundreds of homes, businesses, and commercial buildings. When a water main breaks, it can create a cascading effect, impacting the main source of water for nearby businesses, households, or multi-family residences.

If repairs are not done correctly and according to city codes, the construction, rehabilitation, and repair of a water main line can contaminate the water supply and the entire distribution system.

Our water main repair plumbing technicians will perform a camera inspection of the water main leading to your home or business and give recommendation on repair or replacement of your water main. Some common methods we use are Trenchless Water Line Repairs and Directional Boring Main Repair Techniques.


Whatever solution is right for your home or business, we are standing by with tried-and-true processes, tools, and technology to get the job done right the first time. From the moment you book your appointment, our experienced team of water, sewer, and commercial plumbing specialists work bell-to-bell to fix your plumbing issues and make you feel like you’re our only customer.

Rush Plumbing Seattle plumbers digging trenched plumbing repair

What are the benefits of water main repair or replacement?

  1. A single location area can be used to install different pipes
  2. Reduces the contamination of groundwater pollution
  3. Protects the ecosystem of nearby areas
  4. Reduces the excavation and landscaping repair costs
  5. Safer operation than traditional methods
  6. Weather will not directly impact the process
  7. Ability to drill beneath surface obstructions such as driveways
  8. Can be performed in a timely manner
  9. Saves you more that 50% than traditional methods

If not done correctly and according to city codes, the construction, rehabilitation, and repair of a water main line can contaminate the water supply and the entire distribution system. That’s why water main leak repair requires a skilled local plumber familiar with Seattle area plumbing codes. At Rush Plumbing of Seattle our qualified plumbers know how to safely and effectively perform a trenchless water main replacement and repair so your water supply can be turned back on with minimal interruption and without the concern of contamination to the water in your area.

We typically use one of two plumbing techniques to repair or replace your water main and pipes.

Trenchless Water Line Repairs

With trenchless water line repair, the damaged pipes are lined with an epoxy that is as strong as new pipes, helps to prevent future root intrusion and stop leaks, and increases the flow capacity of your water lines. It’s a much more cost-effective alternative to replacing old pipes with new, and it’s less destructive to your lawn or property.

Directional Boring Main Repair Techniques

Directional boring techniques allow us to replace the broken pipe without digging up your property. By connecting the new pipe to the existing system, your damaged pipe can be replaced without harming your lawn or property. Best of all, the new pipe that we use is code-approved, root-proof, and leak-proof.

What is the water main line?

The water main is the line that feeds water from your utility provider to your house. Homeowners should be aware of their water main and how the line connects. If you’re not sure how all this works, plumbers at Rush Plumbing are glad to give you tips about what to look for, so you’re not shriveled up and dry about your water main.

Do I need to replace my water main line?

Without knowing more about your specific situation, it’s difficult to say if your water main line needs to be repaired or replaced. Give us a call right away and a Rush Plumbing water main line specialist will come out immediately to perform an inspection and determine what needs to be done. Make sure to contact us as soon as possible because the water main line disruptions can cause extreme damage.

What are the cons of using traditional water main repair methods?

  • Damages your lawn, yard, or property
  • Increased labor costs because manual digging is required
  • Increased restoration costs for landscaping and property
  • Inability to go around concrete driveways, patios, and other areas
  • Intrusive on the convenience and safety of your day-to-day life
  • Time-consuming technique
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