Water Service Installation & Upgrades by Mister Plumber in Mississauga
Mister Plumber & What We Offer
If you require a water service installation or upgrade, it is always in your best interest to contact a plumber who is professional, experienced and trustworthy. That way, you can ensure that your job is completed, not only in a timely manner, but also in accordance with the highest possible plumbing standards.
Mister Plumber is a local plumbing contractor in the Toronto and Mississauga area who has just this kind of reputation. In addition to having over eighteen years of experience in repairing, replacing and upgrading main water supply lines, we pride ourselves both in delivering exceptional plumbing services and in developing long-standing relationships with our clients in the community.
Services and Installation
When it comes to water service installations and upgrades, one of the most important things to consider is the type of pipe to use. In the past, most underground pipes that provided water to the house were usually made of copper. However, today more plumbers are choosing to use plastic pipes. The biggest reason for this is that cooper is much more expensive, while plastic is relatively cheap.
But, you should not dismiss copper as an option so easily. There are good reasons why copper is more expensive, and that is because it is a more durable and therefore more dependable material. Copper’s strength derives primarily from its many impressive qualities, such as being antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal. Not surprisingly, these qualities make it more long-lasting and less corrosive to the weather and different elements. For these many reasons, Mister Plumber is committed to using only copper pipes for water service installations and upgrades. This is the best way for us to ensure that you receive the most exceptional plumbing infrastructure over the long-term.
As strong as copper is, however, it is not invincible. Somewhere between 60-80 years, it will eventually lose its durability and begin to breakdown. This occurs mainly because of soil conditions and exposure to moisture. Over time, these factors cause pin holes to develop in the copper pipes, which leads to leaks.
It is helpful for the average person to know a little more detailed information about copper pipes and plumbing. In Mississauga, copper pipes come in 3 different sizes: 0.5 inches; 0.75 inches; and 1 full inch. But, Ontario’s current plumbing codes require a minimum of at least 0.75 inch pipe for one family dwelling. The usual depth of pipe infrastructure is approximately five to six feet. It is crucial that ground pipes not be within four feet from the ground surface, since this is the depth at which frost permeates.
Overall, home owners replace water pipes for two main reasons: (1) underground leaks; and (2) poor water pressure. There are certain cases when the main pipe does not come to the front of the wall in the basement. This can cause various problems related to both leaks and water pressure. To resolve this problem, our licensed plumbers relocate the water meter to the front by installing a portion of the water line in the ceiling. At the same time, they also either repair or upgrade any deficient piping infrastructure. All this results in more balanced water pressure and an elimination of leaks.
Signs That you Need to Call a Professional Plumber
If you ever see water leaking, or causing a flood in your basement; or worse still, if you are informed by your neighbour that they also have a flood in their basement, it is very likely that you will
have a serious plumbing problem on your hands. Another sign of this kind of trouble is a sudden drop in water pressure or a hissing noise coming from the water meter.
If you suspect that you are dealing with an underground main water line leak, it is best to call 311 for help. The general rule with these kinds of issues is that the owner is responsible for the portion of the plumbing infrastructure that resides on their property, whereas the city oversees and maintains everything else.
A Water Service Installation and Upgrade in Mississauga includes the following:
- Determining the underground utilities location
- Digging outside near the property line and in the basement to secure access to the existing pipe
- Torpedo drilling or trench excavating
- Installing new pipe
- Installing new full port main shut off valve in the basement
- Connecting the water meter
- Backfilling holes
- Re-cementing around the new water line in the basement
- Disposing of broken concrete
- Cleaning up the entire working site location
Our Exceptional Work Ethic and Equipment
The plumbers that work for Mister Plumber are fully licensed, experienced and some of the best in the trade. In serving customers, they rely on the most powerful modern equipment to ensure both timely and high-quality completion of projects. Some of the equipment they use include torpedoes, air compressors, and tractors, among many others.
Our plumbers realize that problems with plumbing infrastructure can be devasting if not assessed and resolved quickly. To this end, we are fully committed to completing all projects on the very same day that we first start working on them. This will help ensure as minimal disruptions as possible to the water supply. The only exception to this would be more systemic infrastructure problems, which require more time and attention to resolve.