4 Things You Need to Know About Backflow Prevention

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Much of modern life depends on clean, clear water. Numerous plumbing regulations and procedures help homeowners maintain fresh water for cooking daily meals, brewing coffee, and washing clothes. One way plumbers assist homeowners with this is through the use of backflow testing and backflow prevention devices. Backflow systems are complex and their regulations vary in each municipality. We ..

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How to Know When You Need a New Water Heater

Hillcrest Plumbing, Tuesday, July 14, 2015

You use your water heater much more than you realize. In fact, each of the following activities require some kind of water heating system: Washing the dishes Washing clothes Washing your hands Taking a shower Taking a bath The truth is, most residents don’t go a day (or even a couple hours) without using hot water. And yet, we don’t think twice about our water heater—that ..

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Toilets Vancouver | Hillcrest Plumbing

Hillcrest Plumbing, Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Toilets: Where Did They Come from and Where Are They Now? Toilets. You probably use one every day, right? But how much do you really know about the white sanitation fixture in your bathroom corner? Who invented the first toilet? When did a toilet first flush? Some of these questions have answers, others involve a hearty helping of guesswork. First Toilets Where did the toilet come fro ..

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Preventing Plumbing Catastrophes | Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating

Hillcrest Plumbing, Friday, June 19, 2015

Prevent Plumbing Catastrophes with These Simple Checks Not knowing which plumber to call can be a frightening experience, but if you’ve had water damage, the bill is even worse to deal with. But you’re a smart, independent, capable homeowner. Learn the tips and tricks to prevent most plumbing disasters by doing a simple maintenance check 1-2 times a year. Anyone can do these checks, and it wil ..

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What to Check Before Calling a House Inspector

Hillcrest Plumbing, Monday, June 15, 2015

Buying a home is the largest investment most people make in their lives. It can seem like an overwhelming and stressful experience. However, with the right knowledge, you can make an informed, intelligent decision. Don't let a nice paint job and beautiful presentation distract you from a home's hidden issues. Maybe behind that paint is a sturdy house with manageable, reasonable quirks, but ..

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Seven Easy Ways to a Better Bathroom

Hillcrest Plumbing, Monday, June 08, 2015

If your plumbing appliances are out of date, mold spots are showing up on your ceiling, or you're looking to sell your house at a higher value, it's more than time to remodel your bathroom. Remodeling can sound like a big project, but in reality, it's not that challenging to transform your bathroom from a dank, moldy space to a cozy, bright, and even inviting room. Why Remodel? Your bathro ..

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4 Kitchen Plumbing Problems and How to Avoid Them

Hillcrest Plumbing, Monday, June 01, 2015

Aside from the bathroom, the kitchen is the most common place for plumbing problems to arise in your home. And although there’s just the kitchen sink, it has many components and opportunities for malfunctions. In this post, we’ll discuss parts of a kitchen sink, as well as some of the more common kitchen plumbing problems and how they occur. We’ll also take a look at several different ways ..

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Hard Water vs Soft Water Debate Finally Solved

Hillcrest Plumbing, Monday, May 25, 2015

For years people have debated if hard or soft water is better for home plumbing. Both sides have valid arguments, but which wins the debate? We determine water density by the mineral count in a gallon. Hard water has more minerals in it. Some of these chemicals are good for our health, others are not. You create soft water by removing minerals from water and replacing those minerals with s ..

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Reduce Your Energy Bills Once and For All

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The worst thing about getting bills is having to pay them. Unfortunately, if you don't want to be left in the dark, you probably don't have a choice. What you can do is reduce the bill by quite a lot. There are a lot more things you can do to reduce that energy bill than you might think. Some of these you might already be doing, and some may not have occurred to you. Everything Is Illumina ..

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Can I Flush My Fish? Flushing Restroom Myths Down the Drain

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, March 11, 2015

From the five second rule to sticking your tongue on the roof of your mouth to cure brain freeze, we’ve all heard our share of old wives tales. Between word-of-mouth traditions and life hacks online, it’s sometimes hard to know what is real and what is not. That bathroom plays home to many myths. Some bathroom folk tales are basically fun facts, but others can impact your healt ..

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