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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 have to have a licensed plumber come out to take care of any plumbing problems I might have?

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 your drain to clog. 

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 help to reduce your stress and return your house to normal as soon as possible. However, when hiring a plumbing professional, it is important that you take your time and ask potential plumbers the right questions. 

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Q&A:Two-Piece Toilet Maintenance

Q: What maintenance is there to do on my two-piece toilet, and can I do it myself?
A: The two most common repairs or maintenance items on a two-piece toilet are the fill valve and the flapper, which usually last about 8 years. Tank-to-bowl gaskets should be replaced every 10 years or so.

Welcome to our Newest Plumbers


Over the last few months, we've brought on several more plumbers to serve the fine folks of Victoria, BC and the rest of Southern Vancouver Island. We're so thrilled with our new plubming recruits that we had to write a post about it.

Q&A: Winter Rains Are Coming

Rain drops on stone fence

Q: The winter rains we get on Vancouver Island will be here soon. Last year, every time we got heavy rain for a few days, I got water in my basement. How can I prepare this year?

Q&A: Preparing for Vacation

Plane in the sky

Q: We are heading out on vacation soon. Are there any valves that we should turn off while we are away?

Q&A: Water Heater Rebates?


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