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5 Tips for Bathroom Remodelling Category: Plumbing Facts & Tips

Whether you're looking to add value to your property for renting or selling, or you simply want to update the look of your home, remodelling your bathroom can be a great way to transform your property. As well as presenting the possibility of significant energy savings.  

A good remodelling requires the skills and expertise of professionals, so if you're going through remodelling, look no further than Plumbers 911 on Vancouver Island. We are a certified plumbing network with skilled and experienced contractors providing the highest quality of service. 

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Tips On Shower Head Installation Category: Plumbing Facts & Tips

"Hansgrohe's shower head in a tiled bathroom" by PickComfort is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Shower head replacement is one of the simplest plumbing tasks you can do at home. There are many reasons why you would choose to install a new shower head — one of the most common is when your current shower head fails to spray properly. This can be caused by lime and calcium deposits that have collected over time, or due to corrosion. This guide will walk you through the entire process of shower head installation.

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9 Common Toilet Clog Problems and Toilet Troubleshooting DIY Repair Tips Category: Plumbing Facts & Tips

Friendly, affordable toilet repair in Saanich and Greater Victoria.

Ahh, toilets. What would we do without them? Ensuring that they work properly is important. But their parts break down over time, leading to common issues. No matter how strong and durable your toilet is, if you don’t give it the care it deserves, sooner or later it will fail.

The key is proper maintenance and care. We all know we shouldn’t flush foreign objects down the toilet, but aside from this, we also need to know how to keep our toilets in tip top shape.

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Clearing Your Gutter Can Make A Big Difference In Drainage Bills Category: Plumbing Facts & Tips

A flooded roof gutter full of murky water and leaves. Photo credit Eric Schmuttenmaer/@akeg on Flickr.

Usually gutters remain out of sight and out of mind, until one day you suddenly find yourself spending a fortune on drainage costs and property repairs.

Old buildings often have gutters on the verge of failure, or gutter systems that were never installed properly to begin with. Modern buildings usually have more effective guttering systems, but even they need to be looked after.

If rain water starts overflowing from your gutter, don't ignore it — take immediate action! Clearing your gutter at the proper time can make a huge difference in your drainage and repair bills.

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Quick Tips to Save on Your Water Heating Category: Plumbing Facts & Tips

Rinnai RUC 98 Tankless Water Heater. Photo David Dodge, GreenEnergyFutures.ca.

Most people know their water heater is an essential household appliance, but do you know that it typically accounts for 15-20% of your energy bill expenses?

When you use hot water in your home, some goes unused and then has to be reheated due to a process called "standby heat loss". This can account for up to 20% of your water heating costs in colder weather.

Going without a water heater entirely isn't practical, but there are definitely ways you can ration your use to conserve energy and keep some extra money in your pocket. Give these tips a try.

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Should You Keep Your Central Heating On All The Time? Category: Plumbing Facts & Tips

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 Category: Plumbing Facts & Tips

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 FAQs Category: Plumbing Facts & Tips

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 Category: Plumbing Facts & Tips

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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Helpful Emergency Plumbing Tips for Every Home Category: Plumbing Facts & Tips

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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