What to do When a Pipe Bursts (Before the Plumber Gets There!)

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A burst pipe is a cause for major concern in any home at any time. Water can quickly start to damage the walls, floors or ceiling structure of your home, not to mention the unsightly stains and mould left behind by standing water that isn’t properly cleaned. First things first though. When a pipe bursts in your home, no matter … Read More

What to do When Your Water Heater Breaks

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Having hot water just a quick turn of the faucet handle away is one of the greatest luxuries people rely on in today’s modern homes. From showering to laundry to dishwashing and cooking, there are plenty of daily uses for hot water that we all take for granted. Once the hot water stops flowing however, we quickly realize how important … Read More

How Often Should You Have Your Ducts Cleaned?

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The air ducts and vents in your home have a major impact on the quality of the air you breathe inside. While they are constructed using a material that is designed to discourage buildups of dust, dirt or debris, eventually the time will come when it is beneficial for your health and air quality to have your ducts professionally cleaned. … Read More

Reasons Why Most Residential Places in BC Do Not Have an Air Conditioning Unit

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There are so many reasons to be grateful if you live in a place like Vancouver, Kelowna or anywhere else in BC’s lower mainland. While the rest of Canada is known for its freezing cold winters and startlingly hot summers in some areas, Southern British Columbia enjoys a very moderate climate by comparison. Our winters aren’t typically too cold, and … Read More

Recommended Office Temperature In Canada & Humidity for Employee Comfort

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An office is typically a shared space where multiple people spend their day working. In order for workers to be efficient and comfortable in their workspace, certain standards for temperature and humidity levels must be met. With this in mind, we need to determine exactly what the actual standards for temperature and humidity levels in an office setting are, and … Read More

Can Geothermal Complement Your Existing Heating System?

Geothermal Heating System?

Geothermal heating is an eco-friendly method of regulating the temperature that uses renewable energy sources. In many ways, geothermal heating and cooling work a lot like a traditional heat pump. When it is cold outside, heat is pumped inside while cool air is moved outside. When it is hot outside, the process is reversed to keep a cool temperature inside. … Read More

What Jobs Can a Gas Fitter Perform?

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Natural gas is a cost effective solution for powering a number of household appliances and utilities. You can save yourself a fair amount of money over time by using natural gas to power things like your stove, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, pool heaters, furnaces and even barbecues. In fact, according to Fortis BC, natural gas prices in the province are … Read More

Copper vs PVC Water Pipes

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If you have had any recent plumbing work completed on your home or commercial property, you may have noticed the plumber didn’t use the copper water pipes you were expecting. Instead, you may see plastic supply pipes running to your newly installed faucet, and you may be wondering why your plumber chose to use plastic instead of copper. To help … Read More

Why You Should Never Hire Cheap Plumbing Labour

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When it comes to saving money, there are a lot of reliable ways to keep some extra cash in your pocket. Making meals at home rather than ordering out can save you lots of money. Keeping lights and electronics turned off when you aren’t using them can save you a lot on your energy bills too. One way you should … Read More

Is Floor Radiant Heating Options for Canadians?

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If you’ve ever woken up feeling tired and you forgot to put on your slippers before stepping on the cold tiles in your bathroom, you may have found yourself wishing for a heated floor. These days thanks to some great innovations in heating technology, heated floors can become a wish come true! In fact, there are a number of ways … Read More