Phone Number

​604-256-5590

Address

843 Ewen Avenue, #11 New Westminster, BC, V3M0K6

Water Pipe Plumbing and Installation

Thanks for fixing the water leak in my washroom. Was quick and efficient.
Ameya Bhagat
Ameya Bhagat
2024-03-30
Cesar from New West Plumbing assisted with my bathroom renovation with installing a new sink, toilet and bathtub. Very professional and everything worked fine. Excellent plumbers I would use again.
Prime Chimney Repair
Prime Chimney Repair
2023-10-19
I had their service today on Sunday and not only the service but the people were exceptional! Thank you!!
cs
cs
2023-09-03
Great experience with New West Plumbing. My call was promptly answered and the appointment was quickly scheduled. They did a great job of installing a new hot water heater and also in explaining thoroughly the functionality of the unit. Thank you!
D Baek
D Baek
2023-04-18
Punctual effective fast polite.
xzhm lxm
xzhm lxm
2022-05-26
Professional plumbing service from New West Plumbing! Cesar was able to find the source of the leak and get it repaired quickly. He showed up on time and he was very friendly. Great experience overall and I would call again for future needs.
Chloe McClain
Chloe McClain
2022-04-02
Cesar and team were amazing, they addressed an issue very quickly and gave me suggestions on how to address this with my Strata and possible warranty. Upon the initial assessment they needed a part, Cesar got on the phone and managed to source one locally and came back to address the fix the same day. The call phone call prior to their arrival with a time frame was a bonus added touch so I wasn’t hanging around all day waiting. A big thank you to them!
Lou Setchell
Lou Setchell
2022-01-26
They were quick to respond to my call. They did a good job when they came to fix the toilet.
Isabel “Bellah” Jonas
Isabel “Bellah” Jonas
2022-01-24
Cesar came to install my newly purchased Navien water heater. I found him to be very friendly and professional. I had a bunch of questions regarding the installation and he kindly answered them thoroughly. Happy to call him again for any future plumbing needs.
Josh Val
Josh Val
2022-01-22
Booked an estimate for a bathroom overhaul, I was told they'd call me the day before to arrange a time. Didn't receive a phone call, and they didn't show up on the scheduled day. Look elsewhere - this company is too busy to care about new clients. 5* work doesn't mean anything if they can't even show up.
Morgan King
Morgan King
2021-11-26

Request a Quote

Water Pipe Plumbing and Installation - New Westminster, B.C.

Over the years, several types of pipes have been used to supply fresh water and drain wastewater. Some of those options have proven to be quite reliable, while others have been problematic. However, even the highest-quality pipes will deteriorate with time. If you’re experiencing leaks or notice signs of corrosion on existing pipes, it’s time to contact New Westminster plumbing services to inspect your home’s plumbing system.
 
Our plumbing experts know the pros and cons of each type of pipe and are good at spotting existing problems or signs of developing issues. Each type of plumbing exhibits unique traits that our specialists consider during an inspection. When common (or not-so-common) problems are identified, New Westminster plumbing experts consider the scope of the problem and make repair or replacement recommendations based on the conditions in the home. 

5 Common Signs of Leaking Pipes

Different types of plumbing lines

There are several types of plumbing lines New West plumbers see in area homes. It’s important to understand what they are.

  • Galvanized water lines were common in older homes. Older homes constructed prior to the mid 1950s were likely to have galvanized water supply lines. Most galvanized pipes have already been replaced, but there are still many homes with at least some of those older pipes in place. Galvanized pipes corrode from the inside out, which means they are in serious need of replacement well before most property owners note a problem. If your home still has any galvanized pipes, it would be a good idea to contact a plumbing expert and discuss replacing them now.
  • Copper pipe has been used for many years, and it’s proven to be a good option. However, even copper has some issues. First, pitting corrosion is quite common. The chemicals naturally present in local water supplies can cause corrosion, which will eventually create leaks. Issue with copper is its inability to expand and contract as easily as some newer materials, which means it’s more susceptible to bursting during freezing and thawing cycles. 
  • PVC pipes have been in use for many years but were not commonly used in homes until about 1970. PVC is inexpensive, durable, easy to install, and uncomplicated to repair. However, there are still problems to look for. First, PVC gets brittle as it ages, which means it becomes more susceptible to blunt-force damage. The earliest PVC pipes generally last somewhere between 25 and 40 years, depending on the conditions. That means if your home’s PVC plumbing was installed over 25 years ago, it’s time to have one of the New Westminster plumbing team of expert plumbers take a look at it. Manufacturing defects and installation errors can also impact that average expected lifespan.
  • PEX, or cross-linked polyethylene, was originally introduced in the 1960s but was not commonly installed until the 1980s or 1990s, depending on its use. As with PVC, PEX is relatively inexpensive and easy to install. However, there have been some issues reported with its use. First, installation problems are common, as not everyone is trained to install PEX correctly. Chlorine in the water is also known to cause deterioration. Being exposed to direct sunlight, especially before its installation, is also a problem. As with other plastics, PEX will tend to become brittle over time.
  • Cast iron was also commonly used in the past. In most cases, it was used to for drain lines. Like other similar metals, cast iron is subject to corrosion. If your home still has cast iron piping in place, it’s likely to time to discuss replacing it. While drain lines are not pressurized, they can still develop leaks that create a significant amount of damage. In addition, leaks in drain lines moving wastewater out of the home can lead to health hazards.


Stainless steel is also used for some plumbing, but it’s not used for many purposes in homes, so we’ll ignore it here. If your home has stainless steel lines installed, we can discuss potential issues with you.
 
If your home needs either water supply or drain lines replaced, the first step will be to determine which types of pipes to use for the project. Since both the labor and material costs vary significantly, it’s often a decision that homeowners make after exploring the pros and cons of the different options. Remember, local codes can also impact which types of pipes can be used for new construction or updating older plumbing systems.

Do you see any signs of a pipe leak? Don’ t wait until further damage. Give your local New West plumbing a call today!