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Going on an Extended Vacation? Here Are 5 Tips to Ensure You Don’t Have Plumbing Leaks While You’re Gone

After a relaxing vacation, the last thing that you want when you get back into town is to find that there is flooding in your home or there has been some other kind of flooding disaster. Unfortunately, this nightmare is an all too real occurrence for many homeowners returning home from an extended vacation. Therefore, […]

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Why Plastic Water Pipes Are the Best

Water pipes are an essential part of our homes, and as a homeowner, it’s crucial that you invest in the safest plumbing pipe materials for water transportation. It’s important to choose a water pipe that’s durable, easy to install, and fits your budget. Apart from longevity, resistance to corrosion, and lower costs, plastic water pipes […]

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How to Fix Your Running Toilet

What do you do when you have a running toilet? The first step you should consider is determining the root cause or the reason behind the running water issue and finding the best solution. Usually, a running toilet means you’ll need one of three things – a new fill valve, flush valve, or flapper. However, […]

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Plumbing Tips for a Disaster Free Holiday

It’s the holiday season with family and friends getting together, and most homeowners are likely to forget about their plumbing system’s preventive care. The increased workload on the plumbing system often results during the holiday season while everyone is busy with holiday preparations. With extra people at home and an increased workload on your plumbing […]

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5 Common Winter Plumbing Problems and Their Solutions 

As the winter season approaches on Vancouver Island and the surrounding areas, it is time to ensure that all your plumbing, drainage, and heating systems are ready for what Mother Nature might throw your way. Vancouver Island is well known for its temperate climate, offering the warmest weather in Canada. But this doesn’t mean that […]

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What Is Causing Plumbing Supplies Prices to Increase?

What Is Causing Plumbing Supplies Prices to Increase? You’ve probably watched the news and are aware of the alarming increase in building material costs, including plumbing supplies. Prices have increased to record levels due to many factors over the past year. For the home building industry in Canada, increased prices coupled with supply chain disruptions […]

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Top 6 Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

Top 6 Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions As a homeowner, you need your plumbing to work effectively and all the time. If your plumbing stops working, it could cause serious problems throughout your home. We have answered the top questions we get asked from customers below, but if you have other questions contact us.   Do I […]

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6 Reasons Drain Cleaning is Important

6 Reasons Drain Cleaning is Important Drain cleaning is not likely something you think about regularly. However, ignoring the causes of a clogged drain means ignoring the potential consequences, which can be far greater than an inconvenience. Here are six reasons drain cleaning is essential, and things you can look out for that may cause […]

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5 Questions You Should Ask a Prospective Plumber

5 Questions You Should Ask a Prospective Plumber While no one wants to deal with a plumbing emergency, it is almost inevitable that you will be faced with a burst pipe, a blocked drain, or an overflowing toilet at some point. Fortunately, when a plumbing emergency arises, having an experienced plumber by your side can […]

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How a Gravity Toilet Works

When a properly functioning toilet is sitting undisturbed, the water in the tank keeps the float held aloft. In this position, the ballcock (or fill valve) is held closed, preventing more water from entering the tank from the plumbing supply. Meanwhile, the flapper sits in the flush valve seat, preventing water from exiting the tank […]

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