Renovation & Construction Plumbing

By on June 7, 2017

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Plumbing, Heating & Drain Cleaning Services

Plumbing – Including 24 Hour Emergency Service

  • Frozen or burst pipes
  • Leaky faucet
  • Garburator issues
  • Sewage back-flow
  • Septic system issues
  • Installations & upgrades
  • Washing machine hoses
  • Water pressure testing

Drains – Including 24/7 Emergency Services

  • Sump pumps
  • Clogged toilets or drains
  • Clogged shower
  • Clog removal – power snake
  • Perimeter drain tile cleaning – power flush
  • Drain tile installation and replacement
  • Root removal – sewer lines
  • Laundry room drains
  • Basement drains

Heating – Including 24 Hr Emergency Calls

  • Furnace service – gas or oil
  • Furnace repair, cleaning and installation
  • Electric heating
  • Radiant heating
  • Hot Water Tanks
  • Boiler systems
  • Heat exchangers
  • Heat pumps
  • Gas leaks

Hours of Operation

  • 24 hours a day
  • 365 days per year

WetWork Plumbing is a group of plumbing and heating professionals with over 20 years experience. Our company was established to give Vancouver residents a quality option when top shelf plumbing service is your priority. Our mission is to provide the very best customer service at competitive rates.

We are a full-service plumbing, heating, drains and restoration contractor for residents of the greater Vancouver Regional District. We provide expert technical know-how, honesty, integrity and reasonable rates.

Construction Plumbing

24 Hour Emergency Plumbing Service

As seasoned Vancouver plumbers we have seen thousands of lower mainland residents in emergency plumbing and heating situations ranging from the unpleasant to disastrous. We are also called upon quite often to repair something that had been done by a “handyman” or careless “plumber”. Repairing something a second time because of poor workmanship costs more than having it done correctly the first time.

If you have a difficult plumbing or heating problem we are the right company to call. We place a high priority on delivering prompt emergency service and repairs that are done to spec.

Our field experts are equipped with the skills, equipment and hardware necessary to solve any plumbing or heating problem, and will get to your home or place of business as fast as is humanly possible. In the event of flooding we have a modern pumper truck on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In every case you can expect the best Vancouver plumber to arrive at your home or business.

Plumbing Service in Kelowna

If you are own property in Kelowna BC or you live there and found us online then we will recommendation our plumbing partner in Kelowna. Shamrocks Plumbing and Heating services Kelowna, Vernon, Peachland and Lake Country. They are on of the best Kelowna plumbers in the area and run a capable service operation. Call and ask for Brent if you have any home service needs such as a plumbing, heating or drain problem that needs professional attention.

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Tips For Choosing The Best Plumber

By on May 2, 2017

It often seems that plumbers are a necessary evil. They sort out your faulty plumbing. They also fix and service things like your central heating boiler which – like most essentials – always seems to go wrong at the worst possible time. But if your regular plumber is always promising to turn up “tomorrow” or just never returns your calls because he is too busy, how do you choose a new plumber and make sure they are more reliable?

1. Word of mouth

Asking friends and neighbors who they use when they have a plumbing problem can be a good way to find a reliable plumber. Your friends will know first hand whether their call was answered and returned, whether the plumber turned up somewhere close to the agreed time and whether the charge was reasonable.

Ideally you should go for someone who has been used for several years in a row. That will increase your chance of getting good service that is worth the money you pay for it.

2. Check they are registered

In Canada, the Gas Safe site has details of all plumbers who have passed their certification requirements. This at least means that your chosen plumber has been tested by an organisation that has a reputation to protect.

If there’s any doubt – or if this is the first time you are using this particular plumber – don’t just take their reassurance that they are registered, spend a minute or two online doing your own due diligence.

3. Check how long they have been trading

The longer the plumber has been trading, the better, ideally from the same address.

If you’ve got some old copies of Yellow Pages or the Phone Book acting as makeshift doorstops, you can look through those.

If not – and assuming the plumber has a website – you can easily find out how long their domain name has been registered. Just enter it in one of the many online “WhoIs” tools, enter the domain name and you can find when their domain was first registered. This will give you a good idea of the minimum length of time they have been in the business. Always assuming that they have got round to registering a domain name – not always a given with this trade.

4. Check their reviews

There isn’t a Tripadvisor equivalent for plumbers but there are sometimes reviews of plumbers on other sites and even in the Google results.

As with any review, the chances of someone taking time to post a positive review is a lot slimmer than a bugged customer posting a negative review.

There will almost always be the occasional negative review. Just beware if you find too many of them!

And beware if you find too many positive reviews with no negative ones interspersed.

You’ll instinctively know what looks natural – go with that first reaction rather than making the facts fit your overwhelming desire to use the first plumber who actually answers their phone or calls you back.

5. If time permits, get a second quote

OK, this isn’t always possible in the real world. Especially for a profession that is notorious for being poor to respond.

But especially for larger jobs such as replacing an entire central heating system, it’s worth getting more than one quote for the work.

And if it’s a larger job, check what kind of guarantee you get. At a minimum, you need the manufacturer’s guarantee, so check that you get the completed card before you let the plumber Vancouver leave. Don’t go as far as laying a stinger on your drive but do make sure they’ve legibly completed the card including their (checked!) Gas Safe number if appropriate.

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Taking Care of Perimeter and Interior Drains

By on March 5, 2017

Clogged drains happen to everyone, and they are not fun. If the drain is completely blocked, the bathtub, shower, sink or toilet become full of water. At this point, the offending blockage must be removed through all that built up water and chances are that the homeowner will not be able to clear it using household remedies or drain products. Once you call a professional plumber in, you’ll be looking at an expensive bill. The more stubborn the blockage in your drain is, the higher the cost can be. If you have multiple clogged drains in your home at any given time, you will wish you had taken the precaution to preventive have your drains inspected.

How Do Clogged Drains Happen?

Carelessness is the number 1 cause of clogged drains. Kitchen sink drain clogs can take place when you don’t use the drain strainer to catch particles of food and rubbish from falling through the drain into the pipes. A buildup of these particles can easily clog the drain. To make matters worse, cooking grease and/or oil can build up in the pipes (or on a developing clog). In the toilet, the flushing of excessive toilet paper is the main culprit. Flushing items not intended for the toilet is also a main cause of clogged toilet drains. Items such as baby wipes, paper towels, and sanitary napkins can singularly or over time cause a stoppage. Bathroom sinks, showers and bathtubs can become clogged when hair gets caught in the pipes and builds up. Items such as shampoos, soaps, toothpaste, hair gel, exacerbate the problem as they produce a build up that further adds to the blockage.

Unfortunately, some clogs can occur as a result of problems that have nothing to do with what you put into your drains. Scale, tree roots, deterioration of pipes that are rusted and crushed drain lines have also been known to cause plumbing problems. These are problems that occur in the perimeter drain tile Vancouver. It’s a problem that can only be fixed with professional equipment in most cases.

Drain Clog Remedies

You can attempt to clear clogged drains yourself by using acids or other chemical products designed for this purpose. These chemicals, however, can actually be harmful to your pipes, your fixtures, your health and the environment. Luckily, there are also natural methods of clearing drain blockages. One such method involves running boiling water through the drains on a regular basis. Another method employs baking soda and vinegar. Simply pour vinegar into the clogged drain, and then sprinkle it liberally with baking soda. Let the mixture sit in the drain for at least 15 minutes, then pour boiling water over it to rinse and hopefully wash the blockage away.

Inspect and Prevent Instead

The plumbing system in your home is just like any automobile, machine, or tool. It is a system that requires routine examination and maintenance. You can be vigilant about what’s going on with your drains and pipes and perform part of the inspection yourself, as you are most familiar with how the perimeter drains Vancouver behave. In order to truly avoid the hassle and expense of seriously clogged drains you must have all of your household drains inspected on a regular basis by a qualified plumber.

As a preventative measure, you should also have a plumbing technician snake all of your drain lines once a year or so. If you experience drain clogs very often or your pipes are susceptible to blockages, you may wish to have your drain lines snaked more often. The major drain connections should periodically be subjected to video inspections.

It is very important to have your drains inspected on a regular basis to prevent problems that can be not only expensive, but also very annoying!

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