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The Biggest Plumbing Myths Category: Plumbing Fixtures

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 Category: Plumbing Fixtures

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 Category: Plumbing Fixtures

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 Category: Plumbing Fixtures

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 Category: Plumbing Fixtures

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 Category: Plumbing Fixtures

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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Top 3 Water Saving Upgrades Category: Plumbing Fixtures

Find a local plumber in Duncan to save water!

The start of a new season is always a perfect time to assess your home's current plumbing system and think about upgrades. One popular option is to replace your current plumbing fixtures with new fixtures that will save you money on water expenses.

This is luckily quite easy. Whether you're in Duncan, Victoria, or Campbell River, all you have to do is find a local Vancouver Island plumber to make sure the job is done professionally, efficiently, and affordably. Well, that's what we're here for! Have a look at some of the water saving upgrades Plumbers 911's Vancouver Island network of professional plumbers can do for you:

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Stop Believing These Infamous Plumbing Myths Category: Plumbing Fixtures

Some people know plumbing repair hacks – or at least they think so. But if this is the case, then why do we often get calls from Vancouver Islanders asking, “What did I do wrong?” It's an advantage to have plumbing skills, but it's an even greater advantage once you know which plumbing tips are myth or fact.

To help you out, we've listed three of the biggest plumbing myths, debunked by a reliable local Victoria plumber. We hope that after reading this, you'll spread the knowledge!

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Finding Leaks With Electronic Leak Detection Category: Plumbing Fixtures

Finding a leak in hidden underground water lines can be a challenge for plumbers. Luckily electronic leak detection has become a tried-and-true method of discovering hidden leaks, using devices that detect the sound waves made by leaking water. This makes it easier for plumbing professionals to pinpoint the problem without disrupting the surrounding environment.

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The Benefits of Dual Flush Toilets Category: Plumbing Fixtures

The flush button for a dual flush toilet.

Dual flush toilets, also known as high-efficiency toilets and low flow toilets, are becoming more and more popular nowadays. They're the choice of not only budget-conscious homeowners, but also individuals concerned with saving water for environmental purposes. A dual flush is the same toilet that you're used to, but with separate flush triggers added: one for liquid waste and one for solid waste.

Just how will a dual flush toilet installation benefit you? Let us show you how.

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