Plumbing services are many and varied. Drain-waste-vent systems and water service systems constitute the plumbing system of homes. Your water meter just gauges the water consumption, which will be used by your utility company for billing. A gate valve, which is the main shutoff valve, is meant to allow one to turn on or off water flow. You may need to turn off the water supply to your house if you need repairs done or any emergency. Water closets and toilet tanks also have these shutoff valves. These are useful in turning off the water to your toilet independently of the entire water system. The water service system contains water that is fit for human use and consumption, which is potable water.
Water supply pipes are located underneath the ground, and as a result of water flow and contact with the earth, organisms, and minerals in the earth, they get filled with sediment over time and get rusted. Using tap water when cooking or drinking directly from the tap is never advisable. Water filters should be used or alternatively choose the best solution, which is to change steel pipes to copper pipes. The water supply system pipe should be small in diameter so as to regulate and lower the pressure from the water main to a pressure that will be sustained by toilets and sinks in the home.
Plumbers Toronto services involve upgrading water service systems such as pipes. This also involves replacing old pipes with copper pipes and pipe upsizing and dealing with pipe leaks. The copper pipes ensure that the sediment in your taps is reduced and therefore results in safer water.
Installing Water Meters
Installing water meters is one service that many need, especially when moving to new homes. City bylaws should be complied with during such installations. The city provides the meter but requires that the owner cover its cost. A Toronto plumbing service that goes hand in hand with this one is relocation. This also has the same bylaws that should be complied with as installing new ones. Relocations cost and work to be done will depend on the new and old location. The relocation can be done within a residential compound or moved from outside the home to a location inside the home compound. Tampering is illegal and therefore any laws not followed can result in grave consequences. Buildings should have separate water meters.
The plumbing services include:
- fixing frozen pipes
- changing lead pipes to copper ones
- relocating water meters
- changing plumbing system pressure
- upgrading water supply lines