There is really only one thing you should do: call for a plumber. This isn’t a fix you can do by yourself. It requires expertise. But there are a few things you can decide on for the fix.
- Should you replace it? Sometimes it may be possible just to repair the water main to keep the system functioning but if your home is over 50 years old (close to the lifespan of a water main) or you’ve seen other plumbing issues it’s better to replace the water main.
- Know where the utility lines are? A water line isn’t the only thing buried underground utility lines are as well. If someone starts digging without that knowledge there is a chance of electrocution. So call your utility company to find out if this will be an issue for the plumbers before they arrive.
- Do you want to go with trenchless repair? This is a popular method of repair that involves very little digging of your home. It quicker and cheaper than normal pipe repairs and you’ll get a similar end result. When you don’t want a disruption in your home trenchless repair is best.