Water Main Replacement Burnaby

High Mark Plumbing is there for you when you need water main replacement Burnaby. Your water main is the avenue through which water, that vital necessity for life, reaches your home. Modern plumbing helps keep it clean, pure and fresh to preserve your health and that of your family.

Water Main Replacement Burnaby

Clean, fresh water was not always available. In the early days of the United States, for example, it was far too common for wells to be located close to privies, and the effluent therefrom drained into the well. For a time, it was believed that the more foul-tasting the well, the greater the health benefits. As you might well imagine, this was a fairly disastrous attitude. However, sometimes water was piped in from outside of town, providing a cleaner source for all purposes. Lead or iron pipes were in short supply, so most of the pipes were made of wood. Traveling borers would bring a large auger, as well as axes and saws. They would cut down a whole tree, then use the hand powered auger to drill a hole through the center. One end would be flared out more than the other, and the narrower end would be jammed into it. The joins were then sealed with pitch or tar. For a few of the more advanced installations, the blacksmith would create seals that were made of lead. At first, most of the systems were gravity feed, meaning that the water source was higher than the town. But eventually, water mills or wind mills were used for power.

Fortunately, plumbing and water mains have come a long way from those log pipes. However, that does not mean that modern water mains do not have their challenges. High Mark Plumbing can help with your water main replacement in Burnaby. Just call (604)945-6060 for your estimate today.