If your home was built prior to 1950, there is a high chance the pipes in your property are made of lead. However, lead pipes naturally oxidize and corrode over time, causing lead oxide particles to enter your water service pipes. In addition, lead water contamination is considered a major health and safety hazard, which is why homeowners with older houses should replace lead pipes in their homes. Most municipalities in the GTA offer homeowners incentives for lead pipe replacement. Typically, your municipality is willing to replace their side of the line once you have replaced yours.
Water Guard is a leading Toronto-based plumbing company that offers lead pipe replacement services. We understand the risk of lead water contamination on your health, and we can replace your lead pipes with a healthier and safer alternative. We cooperate with your local municipality and help you receive Priority Lead Water Service Replacement Program.
Why You Should Replace Your Lead Pipes
Consuming lead-contaminated water is highly dangerous. According to Toronto Public Health, those most at risk are pregnant women, infants, and children under the age of six. Some of the harmful effects of lead water contamination include:
- High blood pressure
- Muscle and joint pain
- Kidney damage
- Brain and nervous system damage
- Developmental issues and learning disabilities in children
- Hearing disorders
- Memory loss
In order to protect yourself and your loved ones against the threats of lead water contamination, get in touch with Water Guard. We are committed to the well-being of our customers and we work hard to ensure you are safe and healthy.
The Lead Pipe Replacement Process
Our lead pipe replacement service is efficient and professional. We replace your old lead pipes with copper pipes. Copper is more durable and less prone to oxidation than lead. It doesn’t oxidize, has a long lifespan, and requires no maintenance for a lifetime.
We also replace your pipes quickly and with minimal damage. Our trenchless pipe replacement techniques will save you the trouble of a major excavation and save your landscaping. We only have to dig at either end of the pipe, then we extract the old pipes using our trenchless pipe replacement technology. This leaves you with little post-replacement cleanup and also allows us to usually finish the job in just one day.
FAQs about Lead Pipe Replacement
When is the best time to replace lead pipes?
Municipalities usually recommend replacing your lead pipes at the same time the city is replacing its side.
However, you do not need to wait for that to happen. Almost all municipalities will take care of homeowners in the priority sequence once the residential side is replaced. There is no reason to consume, drink, and bathe in contaminated low-quality water.
Who pays for lead pipe replacement?
The city pays for replacing the watermain, which is the public part of the water service pipe. However, the homeowner pays for replacing the part that runs from the property line into their home.
For more information about the province’s safety regulations, visit the Ontario lead pipe replacement guide for homeowners.
How much does lead pipe replacement cost?
Lead pipe replacement costs anywhere between $2,500 – $4,000. The overall price depends on the length of the pipes and their accessibility.
Is there a lead pipe replacement warranty?
The Water Guard lead pipe replacement service comes with a lifetime warranty that covers all materials we use and labour we perform.
Trust Water Guard to Replace Your Lead Pipes
Water Guard has the experience, skill, and dedication it takes to replace your lead pipes. Our professional attitude helps us extend stellar services in Toronto and the GTA. We care about your health and your family’s, so contact us for lead pipe replacement. We will help you to receive your municipal support in PRIORITY. You can call us, send us an email, or book a service online here.