Drain and water line repairs – call on the experts at Pure Plomberie

Your home’s water supply, supplied by the public water system, enters your home (single family or multiplex) through the main water line. This pipe, usually made of copper or galvanized steel, provides sufficient pressure to supply your home. A pressure between 40 and 70 psi (pounds per square inch) is considered normal in Quebec.

If you have a drop in pressure, 2 problems are often involved: a break in the ground between your water line and the city pipe (sometimes called the “water man”) and the presence of tartar and/or limestone. A leaking water line that is cracked near the outer wall of the property will cause costly damages. Thus, the inspection of the water line is a proven means of prevention, when done by a plumber.

Following the inspection, recommendations will be issued.

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Most main water pipes are made of ABS plastic like these ones.

The main drain is the pipe that carries wastewater (grey water and sanitary water) from your property to the local municipal sewer and water treatment plant. The main problems encountered: blocked drain that backs up, cracked or broken drain that flows into the ground causing unpleasant and detectable odors around the property.

In cases, to identify the problematic location, a camera inspection is recommended. Following this, Pure Plomberie‘s residential project team will be able to coordinate the work both on the exterior (excavation, drain replacement) and the interior: opening up the floor, removing obsolete drains and replacing drains.

Encountered in urban areas of older neighborhoods with mature trees whose roots seep into the pipes, sagging pipes or their misalignment can be corrected by our team of residential plumbing experts.

For more information on our drain replacement and repair services, contact our team today.

Why perform a main drain inspection?

An inspection – usually done with a camera – checks the condition of a drainage or piping system to determine the cause or source of the problem. This makes it easier for technicians to diagnose and determine if the situation affects all or part of a duct, thereby advising the customer of the extent of the damage, the proposed solution and the associated repair costs.

Camera inspection allows us to identify a host of problems in the course of a single intervention:

  • Cracked or split pipe including pipe collapse
  • Shifting of pipes caused by unstable ground, outdoor work, freezing/thawing or subsidence
  • Obstruction by accumulation: rocks, buildings, etc.
  • Presence of corrosion
  • Odors in the ducts
  • Seal leakage
  • Infiltration of tree or bush roots
  • Disuse of the piping system