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Plumbing Tips

Plumbing Tips To Save Money

Possibly the most commonly sought after tip of all time. Every family today wants to save money. Of course, a family could trim expenses by purchasing less throughout the year, reducing leisure activities, or cancelling cable television subscription. None of these options are very fun. That’s why a company like Uncle Bill’s Hillcrest Plumbing can be a great partner in this process. Everybody wants to know how to save money, so we wrote an article on how to save money for your household.

Noisy Pipes

If your pipes are producing sound (both high and low), then you may be in trouble. Pipes that produce audible sound is a sure sign that the system needs maintenance. Causes of noisy pipes range from pipes that are loose, water logged air chambers, or high water pressure. You can remedy noisy pipes by anchoring them inside walls, floors or ceilings. Call Hillcrest Plumbing today for professional assistance.

Plumbing Fixtures

Faucets and toilets are staples in any household, but what model or type is right for your home? What is the difference between a high efficiency faucet and a faucet aerator? We discuss water conservation and plumbing fixtures on our blog article “The Best Plumbing Fixtures for Water Saving.”

Water Hammer – Noisy Faucets

You know that sound produced when you turn off a faucet very quickly? That sound can get louder over time, and it can indicate a loose pipe in your system, or high water pressure. You should promptly turning on the tap usually found at the highest point on your property and remove the air from the pipes.

Leaking Shower Head

Leaking shower head is possibly the most common plumbing problem of all time, right next to clogged toilets! This problem is so common that Hillcrest plumbers wrote an article devoted entirely on solving this problem. Save time and money and learn how to DIY with our guide to fixing a dripping shower head.

Leaking Pipes

Facing higher than average water bills? That may be a sign of a leaking pipe in your system. Inspect your pipes and check to see if you hear the sound of running water when water is turned off. Should you suspect a leak, check with your water meter, and then call a professional to get this problem solved right away.

Weak Water Pressure

If you are experiencing a low water pressure in your shower, it may be due to the accumulation of debris and other waste substance that has clogged your shower head. Such problems commonly result due to a lack of proper and thorough flushing of the lines prior to the installation of the shower. There are a few basic steps you can take to fix this problem. Check out our guide on how to improve water pressure in your shower.

Frozen Pipes

During cold seasons, keep a lookout for frozen pipes. If your faucets are not producing running water at normal pressure, then you can suspect that some part of your pipe may be frozen. If your pipe is frozen, you can thaw them by running water through the faucet at a steady pace. It is important that you thaw the pipes as soon as possible, to prevent the possibility of it bursting. If water is not running through your faucet, call a professional plumber in Vancouver immediately. The last thing you want is a bursted pipe.

Top 6 Plumbing Problems Tips

For more plumbing tips, check out our article on the top 6 plumbing problems that need to be fixed right now. We’ve serviced tens of thousands of customers over the years, and found the top 6 problems they share. If you’re living in the Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Langley or Delta area, then you have probably been affected by any one of these problems.

Water Heaters

Water that is leaking from your water heater is a very serious problem. Turn off the system and check the drain, temperature and pressure valves, as well as the surrounding environment to look for the leak. Sometimes, your water heater (especially old models) may have rusted and is in need of repairs or replacement. Hillcrest Plumbing will diagnose the current condition of your water heater and provide you the best options.

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As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating remains committed to serving the communities of the Lower Mainland. Based on recommendations from provincial and federal health authorities, we have made some changes to the way we provide service during onsite calls and at our retail store to ensure the health of our customers, technicians, and the communities they live in.

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