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Should You Really Have Your HVAC System Serviced Every Year?

We rely on our HVAC system to keep our homes comfortable, especially during summer and winter months when the weather starts to change. HVAC experts recommend having your HVAC components tested and serviced at least once each year to ensure maximum efficiency. The best practice for a homeowner to follow is to have their air

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5 Tips to Minimize the Strain on Your HVAC System This Summer

Summer is fast approaching, and with rising temperatures comes rising energy bills, as you rely on your HVAC system to keep your home cool. Even the best HVAC systems can falter during peak summer months because they exert more effort and use extra energy to perform at the level needed. Keeping an eye on your

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How Much Do Drain Tiles Cost in Vancouver?

  If your Vancouver home has a full or partial basement, you might be noticing moisture seeping into it as we near the end of the rainy season, evidenced by creeping stains on the wall, damp floors or even flooding. Or perhaps you’ve noticed pooling water on the outside of your house against the structure. 

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How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Broken Water Main?

  Your water main line is the pipe that connects your home’s plumbing to your community’s public water system. It usually runs underground and is the main source for your house’s water. Don’t confuse your main line with your sewer line, which transports used water out to a septic system or a municipal sewer line.  

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How Much Does It Cost to Install Central Air Conditioning?

Thinking about summer? It’s the middle of the rainy winter season in the West Coast. But there’s a hint of spring in the air and before we know it, summer will be right around the corner. Therefore, even though it may seem like a long way away, now is the perfect time to start thinking

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What is a Sump Pump? 7 Frequently Asked Questions

Does your basement need a sump pump? If you are a homeowner in the middle of the rainy season in Vancouver—or anywhere on the West Coast really—and you don’t already have a sump pump, you are likely thinking about getting one. In rainy areas especially, wet basements can be a serious problem that can cause

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Are You Doing That Right? The Right Way to Clean a Garbage Disposal

If there has been a funky smell going on in your kitchen that you haven’t been able to place, chances are that it’s coming from your garbage disposal.  A lot of people have the idea that garburators are magically “self-cleaning”. Dish soap goes down there all the time, right?  Nothing could be further from the

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Buying an Older Home? Watch for These 5 Common Plumbing Problems

Are you purchasing an old home? If you are shopping the housing market in Vancouver, then you’ll be fully aware that buying an older home can be one of your only options when it comes to purchasing a single-family house in the area.  Older homes can be brimming with character and charm, and can save

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How to Get Your Boiler Ready for Winter and Cut Down on Your Heating Costs

We are lucky in Vancouver that we have relatively mild Canadian winters. But we do still have occasional cold snaps that drop the temperatures below freezing and can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When this happens, it’s important to have a boiler that you can depend on to keep your

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Get Out the Umbrellas, Winter is Coming! 5 Plumbing Tips for Rainy Weather in Vancouver

Is your plumbing ready for the rainy season? When people think of fall and winter-readiness for their plumbing, they likely think about pipes bursting and breaking during below-zero weather.  Homeowners in Vancouver might assume that means they don’t need to worry about winter-proofing their plumbing. We don’t get that cold in the winter, so there’s

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