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Waterloo Plumber: All You Need to Know in This Region

 

A good Waterloo plumber can be hard to find, and this region poses certain water challenges that require the highest-quality work. Read on to discover what you need to know if you own a home or business in Waterloo and are looking for a reliable plumbing service. The fully licensed and insured master plumbers at WaterSmart are able to quickly and expertly perform any plumbing job. You can trust WaterSmart to complete any size job with the highest quality workmanship and care.

 

 

Kitchener 519-745-3170    Waterloo 519-886-7331   Cambridge 519-886-7331
 
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"(WaterSmart's) plumbers are amazing! Persistent in finding the source of the problem, totally cheerful throughout, arrived right on time, eager to educate us on how to avoid the problem in the future... everything you'd want in a plumber."

- Susan Henry

 

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Waterloo Plumber: All You Need to Know in This Region

 

If you live in Waterloo, read on to discover - or be reminded of - what you need to know about plumbing in this region. 

 

Waterloo's Hard Water

 

Waterloo has some of the hardest water in all of Canada, meaning the water in Waterloo contains large amounts of dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. The city sits at around 500 milligrams per litre, while the water hardness average across Canada is only 180 mg/L. That means that Waterloo's water is about 2 to 3 times harder than the Canadian average! To put that into perspective, look at the following chart which shows the average water hardness levels of various cities across Canada.

 

Waterloo has some of the hardest water in Canada.

 

 

How does this relate to Waterloo plumbing? There are no apparent health risks to drinking it, but hard water can cause a number of issues in your home. Some of these problems include:

  • Damage to your dishwasher, washing machine, and hot water heater due to mineral build-up
  • Calcium build-up in your shower
  • Sink and toilet bowl stains
  • Damage to your plumbing pipes
  • Difficulties getting your dishes and laundry clean
  • Damage to your clothing, causing it to wear out faster.

If you don't already have a water softener installed in your home, contact WaterSmart today and one of our trained professionals can take care of that for you.

 

WaterSmart can take care of all your water softener needs.

 

 

Backflow Testing: What You Need To Know

 

If you own or manage a commercial building in Waterloo that is supplied by municipal water, a backflow device must be installed and tested annually by a by a certified backflow technician.

 

Simply put, the city's water distribution system is designed to supply drinking water into homes and businesses. Backflow occurs if the drinking water flows in the opposite direction - from homes and businesses back into our distribution system. This can result in pollutants and contaminants entering the drinking water. 

 

According to the city website, there is a backflow prevention bylaw that is targeted at industrial, commercial, institutional, and multi-residential properties to reduce the risk of backflow, and some homes may also be affected. Here's what that means for you:

 

"Property owners are responsible for installing, maintaining and testing backflow prevention devices, which require a permit to install. The first step is to get a survey completed by an approved tester to identify hazardous cross connections within a building. Approved testers must be licensed and maintain their qualifications. Once backflow prevention devices are installed, annual testing by an approved tester is required to ensure they remain in good working order. Testers will submit test reports from your property for review."

 

WaterSmart is proudly registered with Waterloo as an approved company to perform installations, repairs, and annual testing of backflow prevention devices and equipment. We will walk you through the process, submit all the paperwork required on your behalf, and show you how easy it is to comply when you work with us!

If you own or manage a commercial building in Waterloo that is supplied by municipal water, a backflow device must be installed and tested annually by a by a certified backflow technician.

 

 

Waterloo Plumber Can Help If You Still Have a Kitec System

 

Kitec plumbing was commonly installed in new or extensively renovated homes between 1995 and 2007 in both Canada and the United States. The manufacturers of Kitec claimed that it was resistant to corrosion and an economical alternative to copper pipes and fittings. However, in 2005, it was recalled because of its accelerated corrosion rate, and they no longer manufacture it.

 

Experts believe that homes with Kitec plumbing could have premature pipe failure. These pipes may not simply develop leaks but actually burst open, causing flooding. The deterioration of Kitec pipes may be caused by using water which is hotter than the manufacturer's rating of 77 degrees Celsius or by excessive water pressure. The only solution is to completely replace this type of plumbing with copper pipes and fittings.

 

If you believe you have this type of plumbing in your home, don't take any chances. Talk to the professionals at WaterSmart today. For more information on this issue, you can read our article on Kitec Plumbing - Why You Should Replace It.

 

If you have Kitec plumbing in your home, call WaterSmart today.

 

 

Waterloo Plumber: Other Services You May Need

 

A great Waterloo plumber will offer the following essential services:

  • Kitchen and bathroom repair
  • Leaks
  • Toilets and taps
  • Clogged or slow drains
  • Countertop pre- and post-installation
  • Dishwasher installations and repair
  • Water softener installation and repair
  • Sump pumps
  • Tankless hot water heaters
  • Master plumber and gas fitter
  • Backflow Testing or device installation

No job is too big or too small for WaterSmart's trained and experienced plumbers. We will gladly come and fix any water or plumbing-related issue you are experiencing at a reasonable price.

 

WaterSmart offers the kind of Waterloo plumber you need. 
 

 

 

Need a Waterloo Plumber? Trust WaterSmart!

 

Since 1994, WaterSmart Systems has consistently offered its customers in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford, and surrounding areas innovative, quality products and excellent service. We are a full plumbing service company that you can trust, and also offer water softener installation and repair, as well as clean, environmentally-friendly bottled water options.

 

We value our customers and care about getting you what you need when you need it. 

At WaterSmart we take our role in providing our customers with an adequate supply of clean drinking water seriously. If you have questions about your plumbing, water quality or the type of water you need, drop by one of our locations or give us a call to find out how we can help. If you are concerned about your water supply or general plumbing, don't hesitate to contact us immediately.

 

Trust WaterSmart: We know good water, and we know how to make sure you get it.

 

 

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