Water Line & Water Main Replacement in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Water Line Replacement

Over time your waterlines can start to develop leaks and cause damage. We often see leaks in copper waterlines, and poly-b waterlines. When they do, trust Norm’s Plumbing and Heating to handle your water line replacement.

We have 52 years of experience replacing water lines in Nanaimo

Water Main Replacement fix

Reasons Water Lines Might Leak

Copper waterlines can leak due to erosion, improper solders, and time. When they originally installed the waterlines, the house wasn’t settled yet. Over time as the house settles, it puts pressure on the waterlines and can cause splits in the pipe.

When Poly-B (Polybutylene) first came out between the 70’s and 90’s, the installers and manufacturers didn’t know the effects that UV rays had on the pipe. If it was stored in the sun or even in the sun too long, it affected its durability. Over the long run the pipe would start to develop leaks way earlier than expected. It causes so many leaks that insurance companies won’t insure a home that has Poly-B in it, and they require a plumber to replace it all.

Leaking waterlines aren’t just a hassle to fix, they cause lots of unnecessary damage to your home. If you have Poly-B pipe, or notice a slow drip in your copper waterlines, have us come evaluate the situation, and if recommended, replace your waterlines.

Nanaimo Water Main Replacement

A leaking water main can be as obvious as water bubbling out of the ground, or as hidden as an unusually high water bill. No matter what the cause, trust Norm’s to have your water main replacement go smoothly.

The experts at Norm’s has been replacing watermains in Nanaimo for 52 years.

Reasons Watermains Might Leak

Watermains decide to leak for a few reasons. Your watermain pipe could have eroded over time, split due to pressure from roots or rocks, or the fittings used could have warn out.

Evaluation Before Replacement

Before replacing the whole main, we first evaluate whether its easier to just find the leak and replace the broken piece. Sometimes that’s the case, and we can save you the hassle of replacing the whole line. Sometimes though, replacing the whole watermain is the better way to go.

When replacing your watermain, we always use the best quality of products. That means heavy brass fittings and durable pipe. We want to ensure that pipe is going to last and not leak for as long as possible. We also sleeve your main line with a pvc piping, which means its completely protected.

The Norms Difference

  • We sleeve all piping to ensure ultimate protection every time.
  • We use heavy brass fittings rather than plastic.
  • Always ensure proper depth and will make sure to fill any holes through the foundation.
  • We prioritize ensuring you’re installation is done in a timely manner, while always providing each customer with the best service and experience possible!


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Had an emergency situation and not only did Norm’s respond exceptionally fast (even on a Sunday) but they did the job quickly and well and went the extra mile to ensure all was as it should be. I have used them often in the past and due to the quality of both the work and the customer service, I will most certainly use them again and also recommend them to family and friends!