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5 Tips for Bathroom Remodelling Tag: installation

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 Tag: installation

"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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Tips to Hot Water Heater Repair and Maintenance Tag: installation

A water heater’s energy efficiency is measured by the correspondence between electrical input, and the production of hot water. To maximize this energy efficiency, it's critical to have your water heating system installed by a water heater specialist. Trying to install your water heater on your own will affect its efficiency, costing you more in both the short and long run.

A lot of people try to take on water heater installation as a DIY project to save money and possibly pick up a new skill in the process. Most often, they do this without understanding how they might do things incorrectly and damage the entire system. Your water heater is delicate equipment that needs meticulous handling, otherwise you’ll end up with an ineffective — or even nonfunctional — water heating system.

This is why when you get a new water heater tank, you need the help of licensed local plumbing specialists to install your device accordingly. Proper installation guarantees that your water heater will run at maximum efficiency and give you a sufficient amount of hot water for your household.

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Quick Tips For Sealing Air Leaks in your Home Tag: installation

An infrared camera reveals air leakage around the windows in this older home. Photo credit Green Energy Futures / @greenenergyfutures on Flickr.

A family generally spends one-third of their annual cooling and heating budget on air that enters the house through leaks, cracks, and gaps. This is often ignored by homeowners. Do you know how much money your home is wasting in a year?

Sealing air leaks is a very cost-effective way to conserve energy. Drafts and leaks are most common in attics and basements, but there are a few extra details to take note of when draftproofing. Here are some you can follow along with at home.

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Plumbing Fixture Purchase Guide Tag: installation

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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How To Change A Kitchen Sink Tag: installation

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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Top 3 Water Saving Upgrades Tag: installation

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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How Natural Gas Submetering Can Save Money Tag: installation

Natural gas is a utility that is preferred by many homeowners. It's used not only for cooking, but for home heating systems, many kinds of fireplaces, and even appliances such as dryers.

However, as with any energy source, gas bills tend to increase come wintertime. In detached homes, residents are billed according to the portion of natural gas they consume. But what happens in multi-tenant residences that share a gas source? How can tenants be sure that they're being billed correctly for their use?

Gas submetering is the answer.

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The Benefits of Dual Flush Toilets Tag: installation

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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