Plumbing Questions and Answers

Professional Edmonton plumbers answer your plumbing questions.

A plumbing or gas permit is required when adding, installing or altering plumbing fixtures and/or gas equipment. You do not require a permit to replace a plumbing fixture or maintain an existing system (which remains in the same location). Only licensed and bonded plumbers can pull permits.

With the exception of hot water tanks, our service work is done by the hour. Our staff is well trained and supported, which gives you the most bang for your buck. Flat rate service companies don’t care about repeat business. We treat you fair and hope you refer us to friends and family. Your larger jobs will require a written quote, agreed upon by yourself and us.

Any service work to existing plumbing is guaranteed for 30 days. Renovations and new construction for one year. Materials supplied are covered under various manufacturer warranties.

Yes, we provide 24 hour plumbing services to our existing customers. For after hours service, overtime rates apply.

It is false. While it would be an interesting science fact, unfortunately it is not true.

The direction of your toilet isn’t determined by where you are on this earth but rather the direction that the rim jets are pointing.

$32,000,000. That’s right! A toilet that is solid gold and anyone can use it. That is, if you don’t mind waiting in line for three hours. The toilet is at Hang Fu-ng Gold Technology Group in Hong Kong.

Back in the day, before the wonderful invention of plumbing. Chamber pots were used throughout Europe in replacement of a toilet. To get rid of it, it was tossed out the window and as a courtesy warning to anyone down below, anyone who spoke French would shout “Gardez l’eau” which stands for “Watch out for the water”.

Indoor plumbing took many decades to development, but it’s invention as we know it today can be traced back to the early 1800s.

Kitec plumbing gained popularity in buildings from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. It was commonly used for hot and cold-water supply lines, as well as radiant heating and under-floor heating systems. The system featured blue pipes for cold water and orange pipes for hot water throughout homes. Marketed as a cost-effective and flexible alternative to copper piping, Kitec pipes were made of polyethylene with a thin layer of aluminum, and typically included orange and blue flexible piping with brass fittings.

PEX piping, short for cross-linked polyethylene, is a flexible piping type that has been increasingly popular lately. Chosen as a favorite among DIYers and in new construction projects, PEX synthetic piping serves as an alternative to traditional copper and galvanized piping.

  • Three parts essentially divide the hourly rate. Approximately eleven percent go to vehicle expenses such as fuel, insurance, and repairs.
  • The plumber’s wage and benefits account for forty five percent of the cost.
  • And lastly the administration and overhead including, taxes, utilities, office staff, insurance, phones, advertising, and training. We strive to maintain competitive rates while providing unmatched service.

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