What are the fines for backflow prevention device non-compliance?

Hillcrest Plumbing, Monday, April 02, 2018

In Canada, we may sometimes take common things like easily accessible running water for granted. But keeping our water clean requires work and care. Every plumber at Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating Ltd. (/) does everything he or she can to help all our customers in New Westminster and anywhere else in the city keep their water safe. To ensure that our water is protected, the city of ..

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Common Spring plumbing issues and how to prevent them

Hillcrest Plumbing, Monday, April 02, 2018

From Langley to Tsawassen, spring is coming to the Vancouver area. That doesn’t just mean it’s time to get your bike out of the shed and your running shoes out of the closet. It’s also a great time to give your property a thorough inspection to make sure that everything is prepared for the warm seasons to come. As any plumber that works in the New Westminster area can tell you, winte ..

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What you need to know about residential backflow testing

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Backflow testing (/services/backflow-testing) is extremely prevalent when it comes to restaurants and other types of commercial real estate. People with residential property, however, seem to have no idea what backflow testing even is, or why it’s important to have a backflow prevention device for their home. Here at Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating, we care about the health and safety of our cu ..

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5 Tips to prevent fall flooding

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, March 07, 2018

If you’re a plumber (/services/plumbing-repairs), fall in Vancouver means one thing: the beginning of flood season. Typically, levels of rainfall in our fair city reach their peak in November and continue to be substantial leading all the way into March. City infrastructure, though not infallible, is designed to handle this large amount of precipitation, with many drainage strategies in place  ..

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What you should know about liquid drain cleaners before it goes down the drain

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Clogged drains can be really frustrating. Once you notice the water draining a little slower, you hope it will just work itself out. It never does though. It might seem like reaching for some handy liquid drain cleaner to pour down the drain would be the easiest way to go, but is it the best way to go? Some people are surprised to learn that some good, old-fashioned manual methods are often pr ..

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How to know when to replace your water heater

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The way your home’s water is heated probably isn’t something that crosses your mind every day. It’s important, however, to stay proactive when it comes to maintaining your water heater. A water heater isn’t something you want to be without for very long. You need to wash clothes, do dishes and take hot showers, right? If you want your house to stay comfortable and cozy, you can’t simply react  ..

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4 Tips to prevent pipes from freezing and what to do if they do

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, March 07, 2018

While Vancouver and surrounding parts of the Lower Mainland don’t typically see temperatures dip below freezing, changing weather patterns have made our winters increasingly unpredictable. Take December 2016 for example, when we saw the lengthiest cold snap in 30 years plague our city. But unless you happen to be a plumber (/services/plumbing-repairs), it’s unlikely you were thinking about the ..

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Bathroom renovation tips from the pros at Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating in the greater Vancouver area

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, March 07, 2018

In over sixty years of serving North Vancouver, Burnaby, and the rest of the Greater Vancouver Area as plumbers (/), we at Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating have heard it all when it comes to bathroom renovation. Whether they’ve just started thinking about renovation or are in the middle of the job, our customers love to drop by our store for a cup of coffee and some advice from our experts.  ..

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Did you know you can get $500 back when you buy a new furnace?

Hillcrest Plumbing, Friday, December 29, 2017

It’s true! With the BC Furnace Grant (https://www.fortisbc.com/Rebates/RebatesOffers/FurnaceBoilerReplacementProgram/Pages/default.aspx) you can pre-qualify for a $500 rebate towards a new furnace (/services/furnaces) or boiler (/services/boiler-replacement). But you have to act fast: the deadline to pre-qualify is December 31, 2017. Keep reading to learn how having a plumber in Richmond (/con ..

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Help! My apartment is freezing! What can I do?

Hillcrest Plumbing, Friday, December 29, 2017

There’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable inside your own home. But sometimes the heaters, hot water tanks (/services/water-heaters) and boilers inside Vancouver apartment buildings break down right when you need them the most. If you’re a tenant, even just a few hours of no heat in the middle of winter can feel like a tremendously long time. Keep reading to learn more about what to do if ..

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