The homeowner’s responsibility is to the water line or pipe from the street to your house. If you have a well on your property, you are responsible for everything. Water lines last for many years, depending on the material used. Many old water lines are cast iron and can last 70-100 years. Brass will last 40-70 years, and galvanized steel 20-50 years. The lead pipes will last 100 years or more and PVC will last indefinite.
It would be best to have an evaluation done by a professional plumber with the right equipment. We will use cameras to determine where the crack, break or complete deterioration of the pipe is. If we determine that only a repair is needed, you will save a considerable amount of money. Should the entire line need to be replaced, we have our excavation equipment to complete the job as quickly as possible.
Many plumbers do not have their own excavation equipment and need to rent it or call someone else to do the excavation. Our professional staff will excavate and make sure we dig at the very minimum, saving our client’s money and trying not to disturb too much of the landscape.