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Should You Keep Your Central Heating On All The Time?

There's been an age-long debate about whether to keep central heating systems on all the time, or only when you need them. In this post, we aim to guide you towards making sure your Vancouver Island home consumes less energy.

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Top Gas Safety Tips to Remember During Winter

Winter is here! But don’t get too excited about heading out to build a snowman (or play in the puddles). First, know that winter also brings about a long list of plumbing issues, including gas leaks. Our Saanich plumbers can confirm this. For one, gas meters can get damaged by extreme temperatures, shifting ground, fallen trees or debris, and more. It's best to remember these top gas safety tips year round, but they're especially important come winter.

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Plumbing Fixture Purchase Guide

New copper sink and faucet in a stone bathroom counter. Photo credit TerraArtesana on Pixabay.

While plumbing is essential to your property, not everyone knows how to buy the right plumbing fixture.

It's important to buy the plumbing fixtures that are best for your home to maximize their usefulness. Plumbing fixtures aren't very cheap, and once installed they should last for a long time and only require maintenance at regular intervals.

The good news is that there are hundreds of different plumbing fixtures that you can browse, both online and offline, that can fit the overall design, style, and function of your home. Our plumbing experts are happy to lend their expertise in finding the fixtures that are best for you, but here are a few basic steps that you can start with on your own.

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Plumbing FAQs

Rusted and corroded pipe

Plumbing is a common requirement, and almost every home has a plumber that they rely on. Homeowners often have a lot of plumbing questions, so we thought we'd answer some of the most common ones in a post. These are some of the most frequently asked questions our Greater Victoria plumbers hear.

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The Biggest Plumbing Myths

Myths vs Facts

Usually homeowners consider plumbing an emergency service, and when not immediately required it's "out of sight and out of mind". On top of this, there are several plumbing myths that most homeowners believe that prevent them from seeking help even when they are aware of various plumbing issues. Here we take a look at some of the most expensive plumbing myths.

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Plumbing Dos and Don'ts

Natural gas submeter service

Many homeowners and business owners in Victoria find DIY plumbing repairs tempting. Yes, you can do minor repairs yourself, but you should definitely call a plumbing company to manage the serious tasks. If the company is trustworthy, you should be comfortable handing the regular maintenance tasks over to them.

So here are plumbing do’s and don’ts that will help you know when to call a plumber, and what might save you from having to call in the first place.

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How To Check For Bathroom Leaks

Plumber installing sink backflow prevention

The bathroom is a very important part of your property, and each household uses it every day. Any problems with your bathroom need to be fixed fast. As a homeowner, you should know some basic repairs and how to check for leaks. Take a look at the signs of bathroom leaks.

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How To Change A Kitchen Sink

Stephen Pond, 647th Civil Engineer Squadron plumber, installs a sinks for a science lab at Gahuku Primary School in Papua New Guinea.

The kitchen is where you and your family do your cooking, and preparing food is time consuming. Plumbing fittings are installed in such a way to make your kitchen as efficient and useful as possible, so you don't spend any more time cooking than you have to.

But kitchen needs can change over time, and if you have an older home, it might be time to upgrade. Sinks are one of the first things to upgrade, as they come in different sizes and shapes to suit different kinds of spaces and families.

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Helpful Emergency Plumbing Tips for Every Home

A certified plumber explaining a kitchen sink repair to a homeowner.

The first step to becoming a responsible homeowner is having a good understanding of basic plumbing tips. Plumbing systems might need emergency service at any time. Imagine discovering a heavy leak in your water line early in the morning, or a flooded bathroom late at night!

There are plumbing companies in Langford & Colwood that offer emergency solutions, but it's also good for you to know the basics. Once an issue is no longer manageable, you can get in touch with a Westshore plumbing service to handle the situation.

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Never Worry About A Broken Washing Machine Ever Again

Don't fall into the trap of having a broken washing machine!

Washing machines have undoubtedly made washing clothes convenient. Households no longer have to waste time and effort in washing clothes by hand just like the old days. Even young kids can wash dirty clothes with the features made available by modern washing machines.

But calling a plumber in Victoria can’t be avoided when your washing machine malfunctions. So as a treat, we have listed a few common washing machine problems that you can expect, plus the solutions that you can use to fix them before you call a Victoria plumber.

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