High Mark Plumbing can help with your Chestermere water main replacement. A water main is the primary intake for fresh water to your home or business. The source could be a well, but when referring to a “water main” you usually think of hooking up to a municipal or county water source.
Because a water main brings fresh water into your home, the pipes that deliver it need to be rated for drinking water. Today, that will often be a white or gray PVC pipe that is rated for drinking water. Such pipes are sturdy, less prone to developing condensation than copper pipes. It is important to be sure that your water intake pipes are those rated for drinking water. Some PVC pipe will leach chemicals into the water. Such pipes are fine for drains. Another thing to know about PVC pipe is that most of it will nto withstand temperatures above 140 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result, such piping can become an added hazard in a house fire. Overall, water pipes have come a long way from the lead pipes used to deliver water to ancient Roman households. It has been speculated that the lead in the water pipes caused some of the mental aberrations of the Roman nobility of that time; but more recent studies suggest that less lead leached into the drinking water than might have been expected because the minerals in the water calcified, and quickly coated the insides of the pipes.
High Mark Plumbing can help with your Chestermere water main replacement, just give us a call at (403) 407-5750 to learn more about the best water pipes for you. With more than thirty years’ experience in plumbing, we have all the skills needed to take care of your plumbing needs.