A water service upgrade can be a beneficial thing for you to take on. While the update to the system alone brings several advantages, there are a few other reasons why this is such a good investment.
Read on to see more about these added benefits.
Getting A New Water Meter
When implementing a program like this, you must replace all outdated water meters with new automated models. The meters and installation are free, and the process takes less than two hours to complete. If you still have an old or no meter, it’s better to have it all updated during this process.
Replacement Of Old Pipes
Many older homes still have galvanized or lead piping within them that is severely outdated. Even if you can’t see those pipe sections, that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. The galvanized pipes develop blockages from built-up minerals and corrosion, while lead piping is toxic and can affect your family’s health, especially when used for years.
Thankfully, these types of old piping can be replaced during a system update as well. The city takes responsibility for replacing the lead piping in the public section of the water supply, which is located outside your property. However, you must replace the privately-owned section, which can be costly if you do it as a stand-alone project.
Completing both sections at the time can be far more cost-effective.
Repairs to Water Leaks
Tiny water leaks represent more of a hazard to your home and family than you realize. They can cause hidden water damage, frozen pipes during winter, high levels of water consumption, mildew, and odours, along with the risk of leading to excessive water charges you cannot afford. Checking for leaks is part of installing a new meter, meaning the city will cover it during the process.
Improved Water Pressure
Low water pressure could be related to corroded galvanized water pipes, small water leaks, or blockages in the water supply. Most of these issues will be resolved during an upgrade, and you’ll enjoy the benefit of having a more powerful and consistent flow into your home.
Everything Done to Code
Building codes are very strict, and homeowners are expected to ensure that everything in their homes is installed and operating according to code. If your existing piping is old, there’s every chance it doesn’t comply with the current codes and needs to be updated. This older installation could even cause problems with your insurance claim in the event of a disaster or even result in a fine from the city if it is discovered past certain periods.
Following your water service upgrade, you’ll be able to sleep peacefully, secure in the knowledge that your plumbing is all entirely done to code.
A water service upgrade is necessary for any home, but when you do it right, you can ensure the rest of your plumbing also gets a once-over.
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