Sewage System in Vancouver

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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 combined with the wastewater from your home into a single pipe. This combined sewage water then flows to the sewage treatment plant where it is processed and cleaned. The problem with a combined sewer system is space. If we are experiencing a particularly wet month with heavy rainfall the amount of storm water in the pipe greatly increases. This can cause the untreated water to overflow and empty directly into our waterways. How is the sewage system in Vancouver is going to change?  Read more

How Vancouver Rain can Affect your Plumbing

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 found in and around your home. In addition, heavy rain can affect Vancouver’s municipal sewer system, which can make it impossible for water to effectively drain from your property. As a Vancouver resident, knowing how to prepare for precipitation and anticipate issues that may result from heavy rainfall is key to ensuring your home will stay dry, and your plumbing will keep running properly.

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

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 before any damage is done. The first step is to turn off the water valve to prevent any more water from flowing to the leak. If the leak is to a faucet you may be able to turn off the water for the faucet alone. The water shut-off valve is usually located under the sink. If the leak is coming from a pipe and you are unsure of its origin or its best to turn off the water to the whole house.  Your water shut-off valve should be located in your basement above any washbasin.

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Common Mistakes to Avoid when Hiring a Plumber in Vancouver

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When the time comes to hire a plumber, it is likely because you need something in your home or commercial property fixed or installed quickly and correctly. Any plumbing issue from a leaky toilet or faucet, to a cracked underground pipe, requires a skilled and knowledgeable plumbing expert to handle the job. The issue for you is how exactly to go about finding the right plumber for the job. To help you narrow your search, and find a plumber in the local Vancouver area that will get the job done properly at a reasonable price, be sure to check out some of the common mistakes people make when hiring a plumber below:

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Finding Us Online

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Mid City Plumbing has proudly provided high quality and reliable plumbing, heating and drain services to home and business owners throughout Vancouver. For years we have helped customers all over Vancouver and the rest of the lower mainland with everything from plumbing and drainage repairs to installations for commercial heating units. Our skilled team of friendly and dependable plumbing and heating experts have helped put MidCity Plumbers on the map. Thanks to our reliable service and the excellent relationships we have built with our customers over time, we have proudly watched our MidCity Plumbers expand these past years, giving us more opportunities to provide top quality service to more customers located across a wider area.

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