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

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: kitchens

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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Plumbing Dos and Don'ts Tag: kitchens

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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 Change A Kitchen Sink Tag: kitchens

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 Tag: kitchens

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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Top 3 Water Saving Upgrades Tag: kitchens

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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Finding Leaks With Electronic Leak Detection Tag: kitchens

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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