Water Main Service in Toronto, Main Line Upgrade, Pipe Replacement and Repairs
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The city has been carrying on a lead pipe replacement program for the last few years. The link below will show you several sections. Capital Water Service Replacement Program. Priority Lead Water Service Replacement Program. Faucet Filter Program. Lead Testing for Residents.
The Capital Water Service Replacement Program is the section where you can look for the areas that have already been updated and what is going to be updated.
Houses in Toronto are of varying ages and materials: depending on the age or material of your plumbing, you might have cause for concern or need to consider replacing your plumbing sooner rather than later.
The City of Toronto will replace your lead water service connection for free.
Galvanized pipes are usually made of steel that is coated in zinc. This zinc coating prevents corrosion of the pipe, and this piping material can be found in residential homes although it is as not widely used as other piping materials. Galvanized pipes are prone to rusting on the inside, which can lead to brown-coloured water as the rust breaks off of the pipe. They aren’t as strong as pipes made from other materials (like copper), and they are threaded together instead of soldered together this can lead to leaking at the joints. If your home has galvanized pipes, they may need to be replaced eventually.
Water flowing through galvanized pipes may also have a metallic taste or contain high concentrations of iron or zinc.
Lead pipes are no longer used in residential plumbing, but lead was once the go-to material for connecting a home’s plumbing system to the city streets. If your home is a few decades old, it may have lead pipes.
Lead pipes are the reason your mother always told you to never use hot water from the tap for cooking. Sure, it boils faster, but she had a point: hot water can leach lead from the pipes into your cooking water You can’t use hot water right from the pipe for cooking, and you should also let the water run for a few minutes before drinking it. In general, lead piping should be replaced or the water at least tested for the presence of lead.
For anyone living in apartment buildings with six units or more, there is no need to worry about whether you have lead pipes or not. Lead pipes aren’t present in these buildings because the material can’t handle the demand it’s too soft.
Copper is the most common type of plumbing material used today and is found in about 80% of new homes, but it is not without its concerns: If your home has copper piping that was installed before or during the 1980s, there’s a chance that lead soldering was used. This presents the same health hazards as lead piping and can leach into the water in a similar manner.
A lesser concern is that if your water is acidic (with a pH of below 6.5), copper can leach into your water and a chemical additive (such as limestone) may be needed in order to counteract this.
The City of Toronto Lead Pipe Program
Homes built before 1955 in the city of Toronto may have been connected to the city’s water supply with lead pipes. The City of Toronto implemented the Lead Pipe Replacement Program to replace these water service connections at no cost to homeowners (Anything up to your property line still remains your responsibility, though).
Homeowners don’t have to apply for the program, as the city will eventually get you during the 9 year duration of the program on its own. However, lead tests are available for homeowners that are concerned about their water quality.
Mister Plumber Water and Sewer Line Services in Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke, Oakville:
- Interior and exterior water pipe replacement
- Water purification systems
- Water main service
- Whole house repiping
- Water service upgrades
- Commercial water leak location
- Commercial water meters installed
- Upgrade waterline
- Copper water line repairs
- Galvanized water line repairs
- Main line upgrade
- CPVC water line repairs
- Repair burst and leaking water and sewer pipes
- Trenchless digging (No damage to your landscape)
- Underground leak location
- Water jetting
- Underground water and sewer line repairs and replacements
- Poly pipe repairs and replacement
- Lead pipe replacement
- Under concrete leak location
- Manhole jetting and video inspection
- Exact pinpoint underground line location
- Septic to sewer line conversions
- Street cuts and sewer excavations
- Sewer ejection pump repair and replacement
- Commercial water main repair and replacement
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