Like any great and well-functioning city in the world, a considerable amount of paperwork, you would have thought, will be required to initiate or approve any new developments within the grounds of your home or business. Endless forms would have been the case in the olden days, but Toronto has moved on, progressively. So while you will still need to conform in writing for a new drain installation in Toronto you will be pleased to find that the processing phase has been streamlined for your convenience and that of the city.
Not only that, your plumbing contractor can act as your agent or go-between with city officials on your behalf. He has the up to date knowledge of what documents need to be obtained and submitted and can very well include this as part of his overall cost estimate which, incidentally, is provided to you free of charge. But this can only be possible if your contractor is fully qualified, licensed and experienced to carry out the critical work that goes into drainage inspections, maintenance, repairs and installation.
Your service provider will also be fully insured, protecting you from any damaging costs, should accidents ever occur. One has to be realistic about this aspect. No matter how professionally run or sound the plumbing business is, accidents do occur. And that is why you have also covered your back by insuring your premises and business in turn. Should you need to make alterations or carry out renovations to your home or business, always be reminded that you will, always, require permits, perhaps several, depending on the work to be carried out.
These days, several copies and drawings will need to accompany your permit for the plumbing side of your renovation project. Such drawings need to be to scale. So in this sense, you get to see just how invaluable your vetted plumbing contractor is in handling this work for you. The drawings also have to be signed and dated. Plumbing plans must also accompany your site plan, covering every floor affected by alterations.
In the case of a complete overhaul, a plumbing data sheet is advised. If you are breaking down walls or an entire area or room, you need permission to do so. Your licensed plumber should, at all times, be well aware of these permit requirements so far. When first making contact with your likely service provider, do endeavor to make full enquiries on all documentation that will need to be obtained and submitted upfront.
Once all work is finally completed, your plumber can also assist you with the likely new cost of your water reticulation services. Part of a new installation conducted by your professional handler will include the installation of a new water meter. This is an important municipal requirement. No big brother will be watching you, but you do realize that the city still needs to bill you for water used.