Toronto Water Service Upgrades

For Toronto, water service upgrades, rely on the expertise of DrainWorks to help you manage the process and take the stress and worry out of the situation. As many Toronto homeowners likely know, the City of Toronto is regularly upgrading peoples’ water meters, wherein they request that the person also upgrades their water line from lead/galvanized pipes, to copper pipes.

This is to ensure that when a connection is made from the new water meter that there is not a leak from the old lead pipe to the new copper pipe. And of course, lead content in water is a health concern. Furthermore, upgrading your water service can also give you an increase in water pressure.

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Upgrades to Improve Water Pressure

In Toronto, just about everyone is on municipal water or “city water.” The water comes into your home from the city side, underground, and then into your home – typically at the inside front wall of the home and then from there it disperses to the fixtures accordingly. Sometimes, you might not be getting as much water pressure as you otherwise could be. One of the main causes is too much friction as the water travels from the City side and into your home. This friction is from having a smaller diameter water line than needed. A lot of people have ½” diameter water lines, whereas ¾” is generally more optimal.

Lead Pipe Replacement in Toronto

Aside from an increase in water pressure, the main reason for a water service upgrade is to move away from lead pipes that can compromise your health. Homes built prior to the 1950s commonly may have lead pipes running into the home. Once the dangers of lead were recognized, its use was prohibited in the mid-1950s by the Ontario Plumbing Code.

Replacing only one section of a lead water system will not fully address the risk of lead in your drinking water. Lead from an outdated lead water line can seep into your potable water if it’s deteriorated, potentially causing serious health concerns.

Call the DrainWorks team of Toronto plumbers today at 416-486-0000 or use our online booking form for a water service upgrade.

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Water Service Upgrades: Customer Feedback

“After the city replaced water mains, sewers, road and sidewalks I obtained quotes for removing the lead pipes and installing copper water service on my property. Drainworks quote was in line with others. The comparison stops there. Drainworks staff came at the promised time for a quote, to complete the work and a follow up inspection. A reminder call the evening before the workers arrived was a pleasant surprise. Drainworks professional staff, 20 year warranty (written), quality of work were excellent. They even covered my basement bookshelves with plastic sheeting! After digging up the lines, they returned my yard to a better condition than they found it. They are definitely professionals. I recommend them to my friends and neighbours.” – Jan from Toronto East
“We wanted to replace our main water service before doing any more work on the plumbing. Decided to replace the main because if we found out down the road it was a problem, we wouldn’t be able to deal with it later. Called Drainworks, received a tech and a quote the same day. I wasn’t available to be there while they did the work, but was assured if I wasn’t happy they’d fix it. Being my second job with Drainworks I was confident everything would go well. They repaired the basement floor nicely, positioned the meter and incoming line in a good spot, and made a minimal cut in the driveway (which now matches my main sewer replacement patch).” – Michael H., Toronto
“I needed a plumber to quickly assess and upgrade the water line coming into my home. Drainworks was there within a couple hours, giving a reasonable estimate and more importantly, recommending a service (hydro boring) that would be a less intrusive option. Nice touch given that everyone else was ready to plow ahead with torpedoing a line through. Drainworks co-ordinated their work with the city, whose workers were on-site upgrading the city line. And finally, I was pleased that a Drainworks representative came by to walk me through the bill and check the job. In short, they were fabulous.” – PDG in The Annex