Back-flow occurs when wastewater (sewage, grey water, etc.) develops a reverse flow (opposite to design) and enters a potable (drinking) water source within the same system. Most often caused by a drop in the pressure of a structure’s water supply, creating a negative supply pressure. Ranging from being a nuisance to being potentially hazardous and even life-threatening, back-flow must be resolved as soon as it is detected. The expert professionals at Burnaby Plumbing have the resources available to diagnose and repair a back-flow problem.
Every modern plumbing design includes a Drain-Waste-Vent (DWV) system. The DWV system removes waste and grey-water from a structure while venting noxious gases to atmosphere. Waste produced at fixtures (toilets, sinks, showers, etc.) flows through a trap (curved section of pipe; usually an ‘S’ or ‘U’ shape). The trap must always contain water, which serves to trap gases, preventing return to the fixture and into the structure. Each trap is connected to the waste line to simultaneously remove gases via the vent pipe while connecting solid and liquid waste to the drain. The system ultimately removes all wastewater through the building drain into the sewage line. The sewage line carries wastewater to either a private septic system or public sewage treatment plant.
Whether you have a bathroom with all new fixtures or one that has been lovingly maintained through the years, there are several common problems that arise from everyday use. As with any plumbing issue, some problems are merely an inconvenience, while others are catastrophic. Regardless the severity, New Westminster Plumbing is ready to solve your problem!
Regardless how beautiful your kitchen, we all suffer from the same usual issues. Often, the problems are minor, even if they cause a major headache. With at least 5 potential areas of plumbing problems, armed with the ability to troubleshoot the most common ‘disasters’ can save you time and money in the long run. If, however, your problem is truly a catastrophic, absolutely-in-need-of-a-plumber-now situation, Port Moody Kitchen Fixture Repair & Service technicians are on-call 24/7! To assist with your troubleshooting:
Are you experiencing undue noise in your plumbing system? Often, the cause and the solution are quite simple. If, however, you are unable to diagnose and cure the noise of your pipes, Vancouver Plumbing Experts can fix your problem!
Regardless the manufacture of your oil furnace, most oil burners encounter the same problems. By conducting an initial inspection of an oil burner that is not functioning properly, you could actually save yourself time (and money) by assisting your Coquitlam Oil Burner Service technician. With little more than a voltmeter, you can do a rudimentary inspection of your oil burner between visits from High Mark Plumbing or should you experience a furnace failure.
Can you ‘kill’ a standard water heater with a storage tank? The simple answer is: “Absolutely!” There are at least 5 ways that you can decrease the effective life of your water heater; in some cases, warranties can be declared null and void! Being aware of the most common problems can help extend the life of your water heater:
Regardless what type of water heater you decide to ultimately have Vancouver Plumbing place in your home, all hot water systems are basically the same:
Do you have your Vancouver Gas Furnace tuned up every year? If you answer is “NO”, now is a perfect time to start! The expert Vancouver Furnace Repair technicians at Highmark Plumbing advise that you have your gas furnace inspected routinely after every heating season. As we are well out of this heating season, it is time to schedule your annual inspection visit! Even with improved safety features in newer gas furnaces, there are a multitude of variables that cannot be monitored by even the most advanced safety systems. It is essential that a certified technician perform a full inspection to assure that your furnace is operating at its peak efficiency.
Ever had poo water in your tub? If so, chances are that an item that is not toilet friendly was flushed – causing a clog in the drain. Repair costs aside, cleaning the mess is draining (no pun intended). Once a clog has gotten to the point of regurgitating through the drain system – you likely need to call a Vancouver Plumbing expert to return your home to normal.