Water Main Services: Upgrades, Replacements, & Repairs
A water main is a pipe that carries water from a water treatment plant or other source of water to the individual homes and businesses in a community.
Nobody likes dealing with water main breaks and repairs – the mess, the hassle, the anxiety of spending a small fortune! We get it.
As the GTA’s go-to Water Main specialist, Mister Plumber sends fully-licensed, insured, and experienced plumbers to your residence or business. Whether it’s a routine maintenance check, an emergency repair, or a complete water main replacement, our team is here to help.
Get a FREE consultation by calling us at 416 939 1530 for an assessment or request a quote online.
When is it time for a water main service?
- Your home is old with ancient (and potentially hazardous) water pipes. If your home was built before 1970, then you may have one of three harmful pipes attached to your home:
- Galvanized pipes – usually made of steel and coated in zinc. They’re prone to rusting, which can lead to brown-coloured water, a metallic taste, and high concentrations of iron and zinc in your water supply.
- Lead pipes – often found in older homes and a definite health hazard. Lead is a toxin and can leach into your drinking water (especially when you turn on hot water), which affects the quality of your drinking water and poses a health risk.
- Lead-soldered copper pipes – these pipes are a combination of copper and lead and pose the same risk as lead pipes. And if your water is acidic (with a pH of below 6.5), copper can leach into your water too.
Hot tip: Test your water for lead by submitting a water sample to the City of Toronto – FREE for homes built before the mid-1950s.
Some other signs:
- Low water pressure: If you notice that your water pressure has decreased significantly, it could be a sign of a blockage or leak in your water main.
- Discoloured water: If your water appears dirty, discoloured, or has an unusual smell, it could be a sign of a problem with your water main.
- Water leaks: If you see water leaking from your pipes or water meter, it could be a sign of a problem with your water main.
- Unexplained increase in water bills: If you notice that your water bills have increased significantly without any apparent reason, it could be a sign of a leak in your water main.
Not 100% sure if you need a water main service? Don’t worry – Mister Plumber offers free consultations and estimates. Our friendly, experienced plumbers will determine the cause of your water main problem and recommend the best solution for you.
Or call us at 416 939 1530.
How we fix your water main problems at Mister Plumber
- Water main leak detection: The first step in a water main service is to locate the problem by using specialized equipment to locate underground pipes and determine the source of the issue.
- Repair or replacement: Depending on the extent of the damage, the water main pipe may need to be repaired or replaced. This may involve one of two things:
- Water Main Excavation: If the pipe is damaged beyond repair, our plumbers will excavate the area to access the pipes and replace them. The excavation process involves digging a hole or trench to reach the pipe, and may also involve removing and replacing the surrounding soil and other materials.
- Trenchless: Using specialized techniques like pipe lining, pipe bursting, or horizontal directional drilling, our plumbers can replace or repair a water main pipe without the need for excavation. This is faster, less expensive, and less intrusive than traditional excavation.
- Testing: Once the repair or replacement has been completed, the water main pipe will typically be tested to ensure that it is functioning properly. This may involve running water through the pipe to check for leaks or other issues.
- Backfilling and restoration: After the water main service has been completed, the excavation site will typically be backfilled and restored to its original condition. This could involve replacing the soil and re-laying any grass or other surface materials that were removed during the excavation process.
Call Mister Plumber today for your Water Main Services
At Mister Plumber, we understand the importance of a properly functioning water main. That’s why our experienced plumbers are here to provide you with the best possible service. From leak detection to repair or replacement, our team will make sure that your water main is working properly and efficiently.
Get a FREE consultation: Call us now at 416 939 1530 for an assessment or request a quote online.
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