Common Residential Plumbing Repairs in Vancouver
Is It Time to Call a Plumber?
As a homeowner, it is likely you have the tools to maintain your home and to handle minor repair jobs around the house. When you encounter plumbing repairs that you are unable to fix such as clogged toilets, slow-moving drains, leaky faucets and more, it’s time to call an experienced plumber. For larger plumbing repairs, the service team from Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating is ready to get the job done.
Attempting to repair larger problems, and even some of the smaller ones, may save money in the short term but incomplete repairs and hidden issues may cause additional damage and cost more in the long run.
What Are the Most Common Residential Plumbing Repairs?
Our plumbers come out to residences for a variety of reasons, but there are a few repairs they handle more commonly than others, including:
Dripping Faucets - A dripping faucet is not only annoying but also wastes water and potentially money. There are two main types of faucet cartridges. The old-style compression cartridges and the modern ceramic cartridges. Many compression cartridges can be repaired by changing washer or o-rings. Ceramic cartridges cannot be repaired and require replacing to fix a leak. Most of these repairs appear to be straight-forward but due to the wide variety of systems out there, many can become complicated quickly.
Plugged Drains - When your drain starts to flow slowly or stops draining completely it is likely time to call a plumber. Minor clogs can be fixed with a hand-snake or chemical drain cleaners but many times a motorized drain machine is required. Our service team can come out to clear your drains of build-up, tree roots, or anything else causing problems in your pipes.
Water Heater Problems – Modern water heaters are designed to last anywhere from 8 to 12 years. When the water heater begins to leak, it is not always a gradual process. In many cases, it is quite sudden and unexpected. Our plumbers are on call in the Greater Vancouver Area to replace hot water tanks, offering same day service.
Whether you have a leaky faucet or a clog that just will not budge, call in the plumbing and heating experts at Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating. We offer plumbing repairs and 24 hour emergency services throughout Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, and the rest of the Greater Vancouver Area. Call us at 604-879-5301 or contact us online.