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Drain Cleaning in Shaughnessy, Vancouver BC

High Mark Plumbing has your drain cleaning in Shaughnessy. All good plumbing systems have drains, as do all good building and landscaping plans. Drains perform two primary functions: they allow removal of effluent, that combination of water that has been used for washing, bathing and flushing the toilet and they direct groundwater away from your building.


Water Heater Repair Near Chestermere

High Mark Plumbing has your water heater repair near Chestermere. Automatic tank-type water heaters were invented in the late 1800s.

The first water heater patented was the Geyser, created by British inventor, Benjamin Waddy Maughan. It was a clumsy thing that was somewhat dangerous to use because it was the water was heated with an unvented natural gas heater as the water flowed into the tub. First the water was turned on, then the gas ring lit. The gas then had to be turned off before the water was turned off. Edwin Ruud, a Norwegian immigrant to the United States, invented the first fulling automatic water heater in 1889. Ruud’s water heater used an electric heat exchanger that turned on when the water was turned on. The first tankless water heater was invented in 1929 by Stiebel-Eltron. Fortunately, modern water heaters have improved immensely from those early water heaters. However, even modern heaters require periodic maintenance and repair. The tank can collect sludge – which crowds out the water, the thermostat can go out, even the burner – of whatever sort – can sometimes fail. When these things happen, a professional repair person can save most homeowners both time and money.


Boiler Repair in Downtown Vancouver BC

High Mark Plumbing is on the spot with your boiler repair in Downtown Vancouver BC. You might ask exactly what a boiler is and what it does. The short, easy answer is that it is a device for heating water that can be used for multiple purposes, including heating. Boilers provide radiant heat, which generally feels warmer and remains more constant than forced air heat. With that said, boilers do require maintenance and repair.


Old and New Boilers in Calgary

High Mark Plumbing can service, install and repair both old and new boilers in Calgary. Whether your boiler is used to heat water for bathing and cleaning, or it does double duty by heating your home or business or even runs industrial machinery, we have the expertise and equipment necessary to care for your boiler. Put our knowledge to work for you.


Your Emergency Plumbing in Calgary

High Mark Plumbing can help with your emergency plumbing in Calgary. Just about everyone has a definition for emergency plumbing. It can range from that drippy faucet that goes plunk, plunk, plunk, with maddening regularity as it runs up your water bill to the toilet backing up and overflowing on a day when the entire family is home with the latest strain of tummy virus. We have a 24-hour emergency line so that we can be available no matter what day or what hour that plumbing emergency occurs.