As professional plumbers we are able to take on any of your plumbing needs, which includes fixing leaks, new installations, maintenance or all sorts of work in residential and commercial properties. Tub, toilet or tap… whatever it is that you require you can count on us to send out a registered plumber to take care of things in an efficient and courteous manner.
Emergency Plumbing Solutions
Prospective repairs can run from the minor variety – such as a leaky tap – to those that are, or might become, catastrophic. Our committed plumbers can offer the skills, experience and tools to remedy just about any dilemma that crops up, and they’re specialists at pretty much everything from pipework installations to resolving leaks.
We’re able to promptly fix any dilemmas with plumbing which could occur in your house or commercial property. For all your plumbing emergencies, please contact us. We have continually got a 24 hr emergency plumber available and will dispatch to your home ASAP. It doesn’t matter what the time of day or year, you can trust in us for timely and cooperative help in your time of need. We know how irritating plumbing related problems are, especially if it’s an emergency out of regular working periods.
Plumbing Installations of All Types
KCs Plumbing boasts a long history of top quality workmanship. It doesn’t matter if you want to get some pipe insulation or a brand new tub put in, or you’re in need of a re-piping or installation in a residential or commercial property, we’ve got the ability and the practical experience to make certain it is completed correctly.
We’re recognized also as a leader in upgrading plumbing systems in older homes, something that we have been doing for years, most noticably in the many fabulous houses in the West End of Vancouver.
Our dedicated residential and commercial plumbing service is a good solution for either newer homes or older homes all over greater Vancouver.
There is one constant when it comes to plumbing, water is tricky stuff and has a mind of it’s own. When you are looking to do plumbing yourself there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
No matter what, leaks will happen and there is no short cut to correct them. There are no magic pastes or powders that will stop a leak permanently (no matter what the TV says). If you have a leak and want to fix it, use the proper materials and the correct procedures. You need to use copper on copper and plastic with plastic.
When working with plastic always clean it, deburr it and use the appropriate cement to get a good seal. With copper you want to polish the surface with emory cloth, deburr the inside, and use a lot of flux prior to soldering the joint.
When you are working with compression fittings you won’t need any solder. There is a metal sleeve that squishes tightly against the fittings to prevent leaks. You can only use the sleeve once so make sure you have it sitting properly before you do your final tightening.
There is no logic when it comes to plumbing sizes. A sink faucet supply hose is a different diameter than a toilet supply hose. A kitchen sink supply line will not work for a bathroom supply line. Also, your toilet can have three different distances from the wall, and there are countless different toilet flappers and faucet washer sizes. Usually the best guarantee to getting the correct part is to take it with you when you purchase the new one.
Usually a good salesperson can tell you what parts you will need, but help them out by bringing in your parts. If you can’t, take a picture to show them. There is nothing worse than having to run to the supply store several times, just to get a ten cent washer.
If you are taking on the challenge of your own plumbing repairs, make sure you have the right tools, supplies and parts before you start your job. Plumbing is not really difficult, but remember that water is tricky, so if you try to take short cuts it will out smart you.
KCs Plumbing and Heating Ltd
Vancouver, BC V5N 2S7