How To Find Your Home’s Main Water Shut Off Valve

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Unless you happen to be a plumber or a plumbing expert, or if you’ve encountered a previous situation which required you to shut off the water supply to your home, you probably aren’t too sure exactly where your main shut off valve is located. Fortunately there are a few simple ways you can determine where the shut off valve is … Read More

How to Fix a Leaking Hot Tub

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Hot tubs are a wonderful addition on any property. They offer a relaxing space to spend time and entertain guests in a warm and inviting environment. The second your hot tube springs a leak however, relaxation can quickly turn into frustration, for a number of reasons. Even a small leak can lead to big problems in the future. One of … Read More

What is Causing my Plumbing Pipes to Vibrate?

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Loud banging and rattling noises in your walls can quickly become a concern for any homeowner, especially if you are unsure about the cause. In the case of water supply pipes, there are a few reasons why you may be hearing noise. The important thing is to find the issue as soon as possible and get it fixed before it … Read More

Causes of Basement Flooding

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Homeowners with a basement know that one of the worst things they can come home to is a flooded basement. Once water starts to get into your basement in significant amounts, it can be really damaging to your belongings and your appliances. Even worse, it can be difficult to get the water out of your basement, and even harder to … Read More

DIY: How to Plumb a Floor Drain

DIY: How to Plumb a Floor Drain

A floor drain found in your basement or laundry room is one of the most vital bits of plumbing you have in your home. No matter where it happens to be, it is important that your floor drain has a few vital components in order to properly function. Living in Vancouver, you may have had to deal with some rain … Read More

How to Prevent Water Damage While You’re Away

How to Prevent Water Damage While You're Away

For people living in and around Vancouver, the winter time is the perfect time to get away for a nice relaxing vacation in a warm destination. Getting away from the hustle of daily life and the cold, unpleasant weather even for a short time is a great way to rest and recharge. That said, the last thing anyone wants to … Read More

Sewage System in Vancouver


Recently, the Province of British Colombia began working towards eliminating sewage overflows by the year 2050 in Vancouver. The Province is looking to replace all of its combined sewer systems with modern separated sewer systems. Well, what does this mean for you? Traditionally sewer systems are what are called “combined sewer systems”. What this means is storm water runoff is … Read More

How Vancouver Rain can Affect your Plumbing


Vancouver is a beautiful city that is surrounded by some of Canada’s most picturesque mountain scenery. Thanks to those mountains however, as well as Vancouver’s proximity to the coast, precipitation is very common throughout the year. In the early spring and fall months in particular, rainfall becomes heavier and more frequent, which can put a strain on the drainage systems … Read More

Before You Call a Plumber: How to Stop a Leaky Pipe


It’s a situation every Vancouver homeowner fears. A pipe in your house has begun to leak. A moment of hesitation could result in irreversible damage to your home and possessions.  Before you call the plumber you need to stop the leak. Don’t worry; MidCity Plumbers is here to walk you through the steps so you can fix a leaky pipe … Read More