Watch Lee Chasles replace an old (80years) cast iron sewage pipe in a home in Kitchener. Eventually these do break down and require repair…or more likely…replacement.
We often see confusion around the plumbing terms Backwater Valve (or preventer) and Backflow Valve. Homeowners and even insurance companies are muddying the waters on this one.
Last week, a homeowner told us that their insurance company said that they could get a reduction on their insurance premium if they had a backflow value installed in their home. This is not the first time we’ve heard this claim. What they insurance company really meant was a “Backwater” valve. Continue reading
If you need to obtain an accurate sewer line locate, it’s best to use modern equipment. Chasles Plumbing Professionals uses only high-end locators that can provide both spatial data as well as a camera view of exactly what it looks like below ground.
Don’t trust blueprints or city documentation, often they are not accurate. I t can be a costly mistake if you are digging near the sewer and water lines and the plans are out-of-date.
When you call Chasles Plumbing Professionals for a locate, we’ll show up with the equipment shown here. We simply wave it back and forth over your property to find exact distances and depths of your plumbing. The locator works in any kind of pipe (lead, cast iron, PVC or ABS) so we can service buildings both new and old.
Call Chasles Plumbing Professionals today to schedule your location service.
Chasles Plumbing Professionals is a trusted company in the KW region for sewer main and water line replacement.
As you can see, all went quite smoothly at one of our latest fixes. Continue reading
If you’re thinking about putting a bathroom in your finished basement, you may need a sewage ejection system. In many older homes (without plumbing under the foundation), the plumbing pipes run at the ground level. They run under the main floor and between joists and connecting with other pipes that ensure waste removal and water circulation.
If you were to attempt to connect a basement toilet with a sewer main, you may find that there is not enough drop from the basement toilet level to the municipal sewage system. Essentially there would not be enough boost from gravity to allow for evacuation of sewage at that level of your home.
Installing an ejector system is not difficult. It likely also means that you don’t have to cut into the foundation to lay sewage pipes – saving you time and money.
Watch as we dig up and replace a sewer main from a condo complex in Guelph, Ontario. Here we see that aging transite piping has become partially collapsed and witness a 60-year old repair that eventually failed over time.
Come walk with us through a 60-year old iron and asbestos sewer pipe. Here we’ll show you what can happen to these underground pipes over time. Join Master Plumber, Lee Chasles in this video overview.