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How To Unclog Bathtub Drains Category: Plumbing Fixtures

Every month we have homeowners calling us because they need assistance unclogging bathtub drains, mainly due to the buildup of hairs and grime. It may seem trivial, but it's a real issue that can lead to the pooling of water. Once you have a buildup of standing water it can lead to a number of health issues, aesthetic damage, and hygiene concerns. If you can't get a plumber out to fix the problem, then there are a few steps you can take to try and combat it on your own, and one step you should always avoid.  

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5 Tips for Bathroom Remodelling Category: Plumbing Fixtures

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 Fixtures

"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 Fixtures

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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Plumbing Fixture Purchase Guide Category: Plumbing Fixtures

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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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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