Getting To Know Low Water Pressure and Unhealthy Lead Piping in Toronto
We all know that Toronto is one of the greatest cities in the world to live, raise a family or start a business. Home to sporting events, film festivals, nightlife and numerous dining options, Toronto truly has something for everyone. And if you are lucky enough to call this magnificent setting home, then you are no doubt aware of all its positive attributes. But what few understand is perhaps the city’s biggest flaw: low water pressure.
What exactly is low water pressure, and how can it affect you? Essentially this means that when turning on your hose, shower or faucet, you get reduced flow and water speed. This can be frustrating when trying to wash your car (for example), bath, or top up your swimming pool. While the reasons for this can range from the simple to the complex, the good news is that it can often be remedied in a matter of minutes by a trained and experienced plumber. All homes are different, so a proper diagnosis and plan of action is the key to a positive outcome.
Though not as prevalent an issue as low water pressure, old, outdated lead piping can be just as hazardous. Last summer, for example, the City of Toronto tested 100 homes to determine the extent of this issue. The results? 52 of those tested had lead levels in their tap water that topped Ontario’s health standard of 10 parts per billion. Unseen hazards like this can cause unnecessary costs and heartache to the undereducated, so finding a professional you know and trust is key.
Let’s face it, plumbers are like squirrels in the city: they’re literally everywhere. A number of them are inexperienced, self-taught, and may end up doing more harm than good. With years spent servicing the Toronto housing market, MasterDrain has come to know the city’s piping on an intimate level. We offer professional, long-term solutions to your low pressure issues; no quick fixes, and no shortcuts. We indentify exactly where your problem lies (no guessing games), so the proper steps can be taken to fix it. Permanently.