Hiring a Professional Plumber Will Save You in the Long Run

Owning a home requires constant upkeep, and I understand why people want to minimize expenses and save time. But one area where you should never cut corners is your plumbing. Let me explain why you should choose a high-quality professional plumber when a problem arises.

Plumbers bring expertise to every problem

Sometimes a clogged sink is just that, other times it’s a sign of a bigger plumbing problem in your home. Not every repairman will know how to spot the difference.

While a less-expensive handyman might be able to solve some simple problems, they don’t have the in-depth knowledge necessary to identify underlying plumbing issues. On the other hand, professional plumbers undergo thousands of hours of training and practical experience. They have the education and the know-how to easily deduce whether that clogged sink is a minor problem or an indicator of a major one.

When you hire a plumbing professional, you’ll be confident that the technician got to the heart of your plumbing issue and solved it correctly.

Professional plumbers do the job right the first time

Oro Pro Plumbing’s technicians arrive at every job with a truck fully stocked with plumbing repair supplies—even for the most simple jobs. That’s because we know that those “simple jobs” can quickly turn into something more complicated.

It’s frustrating for homeowners when a technician can’t finish the job on the first visit, either because he doesn’t have the correct parts or doesn’t have the right tools. From the homeowner’s perspective, this means taking more time off work and spending more money on repeat repair appointments.

Professional plumbers are licensed, bonded and insured

Licensed plumbers must demonstrate that they understand and comply with state and local plumbing regulations. That means you can be assured that all plumbing work done on your home is performed correctly and to code. Plumbing that fails to meet standards is not only a health and safety hazard, it can also cause problems when you try to resell or renovate your home.

In conclusion

A “cash-only” handyman may seem like a cheaper option, but there is a clear trade-off in security and peace of mind. When you hire a licensed, experienced plumber, you’ll have a fully equipped professional who has the necessary tools on hand to quickly assess and address your plumbing situation. In the long run, it’s more cost effective than hiring a handyman for multiple visits.

What Can Happen if Your Heating System is Improperly Sized

There are a lot of things you need to consider when installing a new commercial heating system in your building. Things like fuel type, distribution method and, of course, cost are all big attention-grabbers. One thing you should pay special attention to, though, is the size of the unit. We don’t mean the physical size, although that is important too. What we mean is the amount of air that the system can distribute in the course of one cycle. If the system is properly sized for your building, then you have nothing to worry about. If it is improperly sized, well…. Read on to find out.

If The System is Oversized

An oversized heating system is one that can put out much more heat than the building in which it is installed technically needs. This often leads to the thermostat shutting down the heater before it can complete a full heating cycle when it’s in use. This may seem like a pretty minor thing. It isn’t.

Heating systems are designed to operate in these specific heating cycles. If they are not allowed to complete a full cycle, they start to wear out faster than they should. This increases repair costs for the system, and also wastes money by not utilizing the heater to its full potential. If you insist on using a heater that is too large for your building, you will probably end up having to spend a lot of money keeping it running, and will end up replacing it sooner than you thought due to its operating problems.

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If the System is Undersized

Heating systems that are too small for the buildings in which they are installed suffer the opposite problem from oversized systems, but with much the same result. An undersized system will not be able to generate enough heat to satisfy the building’s thermostat. In an effort to compensate, the system will begin to operate on a longer and longer time frame. This likely still will not keep the commercial building adequately heated, and will still waste a lot of energy and accelerate the rate at which the heater wears out. Eventually, you will have to repair the system more often and replace it years earlier, just as if you had a system that was too large.

Selecting the Proper Size

Properly sizing a system involves a number of calculations, even for a residential building. For commercial buildings, we recommend that you not attempt to size a system yourself. Instead, you should call a professional contractor you trust and have them take care of it for you. Professional technicians are trained in properly selecting systems for installation, so you can rest assured that your heating system will serve you properly when you have a professional contractor install it.

VanMech Plumbing & Heating offers comprehensive heating installation services. If you need a commercial plumbing & heating company, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our technicians will make sure that you get the best heating system for your needs.  

Trust A Local Company To Handle Your Commercial Plumbing Needs

You’re certainly not going to try to make major repairs to a commercial plumbing system on your own, and it’s not something we would recommend for a maintenance crew with only general handyman experience. It’s a good idea to have the number of a commercial plumbing company you trust on hand so that you can make repairs as needed and ensure that they are done right.

Things to Look for in a Plumbing Company

  • Choose a company that offers all of the commercial services you’ll need. When searching around for the right plumber for your business, you want to look for a company that specializes in commercial properties, not one that only has experience in residential plumbing. You don’t want to find out, for example, that the plumbing company you hired to fix your leaky sinks cannot offer the grease trap service you need next week. Do your research, and see that the company offers the services you’ll need later on.
  • Find a company big enough to provide service when you need it. There are plenty of local companies out there that are small enough to have friendly, reliable technicians and staff, but big enough to provide service when you need it. Many companies offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services, and a quality company should have convenient and reasonable scheduling times that make sense for your business.
  • Work with a team you can trust. When you call a commercial plumbing company to handle your needs, you want it to have someone there who you’ll want to come back and provide service the next time something goes wrong. Calling a new company each time you need service—contractors who are not familiar with the layout of your plumbing, your past services, or the nature of your business—may not be able to provide the level of service you want. Find someone trustworthy, with positive reviews and a history in the area, so that you can feel confident you’ll have a plumber you want to call back time and time again.

Call VanMech Plumbing & Heating for expert plumbing service for your commercial property.

How to pick right size Water Heater?

You’re in the market for a new tank water heater. You either want to replace the aging water heater currently in your home, or you’re moving in a new home that doesn’t have a water heater yet. Whatever the case, you’ll have plenty of questions about buying a new water heater. A major one is how big the water heater needs to be. Too small, and your household won’t receive sufficient hot water. Too big, and you’ll have a massive energy wasting appliance on your hands.

You shouldn’t worry about making a choice. Properly sizing a tank water heater is something to leave to plumbing professionals. They’ll make the calculations to determine the size and type of water heater to meet your family’s hot water demands without draining your bank account.

How Professionals Size a Tank Water Heater

To find the right size of the water heater for a given household, installers need to know two important things. The first is the first-hour rating. You can probably guess what this means: how many gallons of hot water the tank can deliver over an hour starting with a full tank. This rating combines other important data, such as the tank capacity, the energy source used for heat, and the power of the heating source.

The other information the installed need to know is peak hour demand. This is how many gallons of water your household uses during the hour of the day when there’s the largest hot water demand. (Usually, this is in the morning.) When the installers know this, they match it to the first-hour rating of the water heater. A peak hour demand of 36 gallons means putting in a water heater with a first-hour rating of 34 to 38.

If you’re looking for installation of a new tank water heater in , Burnaby, Vancouver - Canada, you’ve found the right people. We not only install tank water heaters, but we also work with an excellent alternative, the tankless water heater.