As with any pipe, taking care with what you flush through your plumbing system, will help maintain the flow in an offset pipe length. Depending on the relative elevation and degree of offset, the bend in a piping system can form a ‘trap’ of sorts for miscellaneous debris. There are some home remedies for cleaning your drains; but daily care is the best prevention!
How much trouble is it – really – to put the toilet seat down? Nowhere near as much trouble as landing in the toilet – instead of on the seat! If men had to sit every time, it likely would not be such a heated debate – the seat would be voluntarily lowered…It is utterly amazing how far that 1/2″ is! Ohhhhhhh – and how very, very cold the unprotected bowl can be on an unprotected derriere…
Are you in the market for a new water heater? Before opting for the classic storage water heater because the initial cost to purchase the unit is less than a tankless water heater, take a long hard look at the advantages offered by a tankless water heater. Whether replacing an old water heater, or building your dream home, the tankless system’s actual cost to own is far less than a traditional storage heater.
Is there anything worse than a toilet that ‘craps’ out? A rudimentary understanding of the wonder this often overlooked item can save a party, a really great date or just keep poo water where it belongs! Should you find yourself in a jam that you absolutely cannot resolve, Vancouver Pluming is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to serve your plumbing emergency needs. The function of a toilet is based on simple hydraulics; but with so many moving parts, it isn’t uncommon for constant running water in your toilet to keep you up at night. With proper use and care, clogging should not be an expected issue – although, even the best maintained toilet can still stop up!
A Vancouver garbage disposal can either be your best friend or your worst enemy in the kitchen. Proper use and maintenance will assure that your garbage disposal remains a smooth operator. There’s almost nothing worse than a clogged or inoperative disposal – and doesn’t it always seem to happen at the worst times? There are definite do’s and don’t’s of operation and maintenance!
Before you call a plumber, there are measures that you can take to assure that the water in your basement (bathroom, garage, etc.) is actually from a pipe leak. If nothing else, having identified the problem area will reduce the stress when the plumber does arrive on scene. Although most leaks occur at or near an installation like a sink, bath tub or toilet, there are cases when the problem is with the pipe itself.
If you have a problem with standing water in your basement or crawlspace, a sump pump is an extremely effective solution to the problem. For general Vancouver Plumbing Services, residents rely on High Mark Plumbing. The qualified technicians at High Mark Plumbing will assess your water removal needs and can do a complete installation of a sump pump if necessary.
Who hasn’t experienced a clogged drain at least once? The usual first step in attempting to clear a clog is to reach for the plunger – yuck! After that fails, the next step is likely a trip to the local home improvement center or hardware store for a bottle/can of chemical drain cleaner. Never fear – even if the harsh chemicals in your drain cleaner of choice fail you – Vancouver Plumbing is ready, willing and able to clear any drain, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
If you have been in the market recently for a new hot water tank I’m sure you have come across the tankless water systems. With energy effiency being a top priority for many home owners, Vancouver Tankless Water Heaters are becoming a big hit. The days of big and bulky tanks being stored in the home are coming to an end. The new tankless water heaters can reduce up to 60% savings off of your water bill while allowing you to never run out of hot water again with just one unit.
Here are some great Vancouver Plumbing Tips on Clearing Your Sink Drains. Over time sinks tend to get clogged with hair, soap, residue and food particles. All of these items combined often contribute to Vancouver Plumbing issues and clogged drains.