Tips for Handling a Commercial Plumbing Emergency

Hillcrest Plumbing, Friday, August 28, 2015

Even with proper maintenance, plumbing issues can occur on your business premises at any time. It is how you respond and the actions you take that can make a difference. As a business owner, you have to be ready for just about anything. Plumbing emergencies can throw off operations if you are not ready and cause unnecessary downtime for your business. What to do When you have a Plumbing Emerg ..

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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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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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Winter Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating Tips

Hillcrest Plumbing, Saturday, December 17, 2011

The cold weather is now upon us and it’s time to winterize around the house. One of the most common issues during the winter is freezing water lines. This problem can be eliminated a few different ways. All exposed water lines should be well insulated or you can use electric pipe heating cables to keep the lines warm. Most outside hose bibs have a shut off valve located inside the house  ..

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Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating Serving Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

Hillcrest Plumbing, Wednesday, November 09, 2011

For over 50 years there has only been one store that has consistently met all of your plumbing and heating needs, Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating. Whether you require help finding general plumbing supplies, hard to find Plumbing parts or expert service, our store on Main Street in Vancouver has developed a reputation as "the" plumbing and heating store to call in the lower mainland. Hillcrest P ..

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Summer Plumbing and Heating Tips

Hillcrest Plumbing, Sunday, June 26, 2011

Most people breathe a sigh of relief when they are able to turn off their heating for the summer. But not needing to use your home heating system for a few months doesn't mean you should forget all about it. The summer is the best time to have your boiler serviced, get any pipe repairs done, add an extra radiator to eliminate a cold spot, or just check that everything's in perfect working orde ..

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