Plumbing services on the costa blanca

Nothing lasts forever. On a long enough timeline, every plumbing pipe and fixture in your home will need to be replaced — including your plumbing system’s primary artery, the main water line leading to your home.

Buried underground, this is the line that connects your household plumbing to the municipal water supply. You might not know its age, its length, its location or even the material from which the pipe is made, but this information may come in handy even if your water line has decades of service left in it.

What’s At Stake

From washing the dishes to flushing the toilet, it all depends on the main water line. When that line experiences a problem, it affects every plumbing fixture and appliance in your home. And should the line collapse or become damaged beyond repair, running water is off limits until replacement can be completed — usually a process taking several days.

If you’re lucky, your home’s water line will last 70 years or more. But that depends on a lot of factors, and even if those factors are largely in your favor, damage can still occur.

Considering how disruptive and costly it can be to replace a main water line, it’s best to have as much lead time as possible before replacement becomes necessary. The smart way to stay on top of this is to schedule a camera inspection of your main line about once every two years. As we’ll explain below, the greatest threats attack your main line very slowly, and the head-start offered by a camera inspection can put you in charge of the project timeline.