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Plumbing FAQ

Hillcrest Plumbers Answer Common Plumbing Questions

We’ve compiled a list of the most common plumbing questions asked over the year, and had our expert plumbers answer them. This list will continue to grow.

My Toilet Fills up Frequently, Why?

A toilet that fills up frequently could indicate that water is leaking from the tank to the bowl. The lift chain could be tangled or the flapper could be defected.

Why Is My Shower Pressure so Weak?

A weak shower pressure may be due to the accumulation of debris and other waste substance that has clogged your shower head. Read our self-help article on how to solve this problem.

Why Are My Pipes Rattling?

Unless there is an earthquake, rattling pipes mean that the pipes are not secured. They can be fixed by tightening the pipes if they are accessible to you, or calling a plumber.

Where Is My Hot Water?

Your water heater may be malfunctioning, or a high temperature cutoff has been tripped and therefore a reset needs to be done. Sometimes, it may be due to a defective thermostat.

How Do I Fix a Clogged Bathtub and Sink Drain?

Oftentimes, bathtubs and sink drains are clogged because of hair. One trick is to use the metal end of a coat hanger and scoop inside the drain to remove hair blockage. Afterwards, flush with warm water and disinfectant.

Should I get a traditional hot water tank or tankless water heater?

One isn’t automatically better than the other — it all depends on your household’s hot water needs. There are a number of factors you’ll need to consider, like the amount of space you have and the amount of hot water you typically use at the same time (like if you typically run your dishwasher and laundry machine simultaneously). We created a detailed Hot Water Tank Buyer’s Guide specifically to help people make the right choice, so be sure to check it out!

What to Do During an Emergency?

Ensure that you have a plumber’s number on hand so that when you have a plumbing emergency in the middle of a night, you are prepared. Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating provide emergency plumbing service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When your house is overflowing with sewage water 3am in the morning, we will be there to help.

Our team of expert Vancouver plumbers are ready to ease your worries and solve all of your plumbing, heating, and drainage problems. Call 604-879-1415 for a free estimate.

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