Water Service in Toronto
Toronto was built with lead water supplies or with half inch water supply. Lead in your water can be dangerous for your health, not to mention your clothing!
Half inch water supply is not enough to cater to more than 2 individuals consuming the water (plumbing) at the same time.
Where does lead in drinking water come from?
Drinking water quality can decline if water sits too long in your service line or plumbing system.
In instances of high lead levels in water, the most common sources are:
- Lead-based solder used to join copper pipe, faucets made of brass and chrome-plated brass and in some cases, pipes made of lead, that connect a home to the water-main (service lines).
- Lead paint (and the contaminated dust and soil it generates) is the leading source of lead exposure in older housing. Lead has been used as a component of paint, piping (including water service lines), solder, brass and until the 1980s, as a gasoline additive.
Lead enters the drinking water as a result of corrosion, as water comes into contact with lead materials over a period of time. If standing water is in contact with lead materials for several hours, the water may accumulate lead levels that are of concern.
I called several plumbing/drain companies for an estimate to unclogg my bathtub drain and Jim was the most reasonable in price. I found Jim to be very punctual, quick and efficient. I also had Jim quote on two much larger drain jobs, he took the time to professionally explain the scope of work needed with diagrams and gave a fair price.
The owner, Jim, was recommended to us by a friend who had a damaged (roots) sewer line, as we did, and used his services. We have nothing but good things to say about Jim and his crew. From the onset Jim was prompt, straight forward and very transparent about options.
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