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Your water supply system has an increasingly small pipe diameter as the supply pipes branch out from the main water and into your home. This puts the main water pipes under significant water pressure which can be more than your sink faucet, toilets and other appliances can handle. However, as the water transports from the water main to primary supply lines and then to secondary supply lines, the water pressure drops to a reasonable amount.
In previous times, lead was used for a variety of plumbing based appliances such as your water service supply pipes, drainage pipes, shower stall safes and water closet connections. Lead pipes were frequently used up until the end of the 1920s, however, some of the older houses in Toronto still utilize lead pipes. This can have effects on your home’s running water as your water can pick up some of the lead content directly from the pipes. To limit lead pickup in your water, you should:
If you can replace your lead pipes with copper piping, this will not only improve your water quality, it will also avoid the contamination from lead.
The main determinants of your water pressure are based on water pressure at the main and the volume of water, which is based on the pipe size. The diameter of a water supply pipe or service line can have a diameter that is as small as half an inch in diameter. The pipe could also be corroded due to long-term use of the pipes. While water pressure cannot be directly changed, the sizing of your pipes can be changed. By changing the sizing of your main water supply pipe, it can increase your water pressure significantly.
Pipes can also close down due to corrosion, causing the volume of the pipes to drop. This can result in low water pressure. To resolve this, it is best to replace the pipe. To replace the pipe, a trench from the property line must be dug connecting to your home. The route of where the pipe connects your supply pipe to your main shut off valve can be determined by a plumbing professional. An alternative route may also be created if it is easier to install the new pipes going to your home.
Are you experiencing low water pressure? You may need to replace your pipes.
We recommend that you contact our plumbing professionals at Rooter Team to determine the best solution for your limited water service. Whether you have lower water pressure or need to replace your lead pipes, our professionals at Rooter Team will be happy to help.