Help Guides : Plumbing & HVAC : Ashton® Service : Vancouver BC

The Warning Signs of a Main Sewer Line Clog

The sewer line in your home is one of the most important parts of your plumbing and removes wastewater from your property. If it becomes blocked or damaged, it can bring about issues that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy! So, the sooner you can detect a clog or blockage, the faster you’ll be

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Are Portable AC Units a Lot of Hot Air?

On paper, portable air conditioners seem like a great alternative to a central AC or ductless AC system in the Lower Mainland, but they aren’t always an ideal solution to your air cooling needs. As more and more people look to install air con in their homes, a portable unit looks like an instant and

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Central AC versus Ductless Split AC: Which one is right for me?

It might now be time for you to look at choosing a new AC system or replacing an existing one. Settling on the right cooling solution for your home can be a confusing endeavor, particularly when it comes to central air conditioning systems versus ductless split air conditioning systems. The system you choose can impact

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Do I need an AC system in Vancouver?

Remember when you thought that central air conditioning was an extravagance? In a city nestled beneath the Coastal Mountains of BC, you might be forgiven for thinking that Air Conditioning (AC) systems aren’t a necessity in terms of keeping your house cooler, but Vancouver homeowners are changing the way that they consider air conditioning in

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How you can fix a slow draining drain on your own

One of the most common and frustrating plumbing problems is a slow drain – in other words, a sink or tub that isn’t draining very well. The water might eventually drain away but it often takes a long time, and can leave you with a sink full of dirty water and a line of scum

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5 common toilet problems that you can fix yourself

Experiencing a slow-emptying toilet bowl or a clogged toilet? Is it overflowing or does the water keep running? If so, the chances are that you can do a basic fix to take care of the problem. And if the problem persists, then call out the experts to fix it for you. Here’s a look at

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A Breath Of Fresh Air: How IAQ Can Help Keep You Safe

Many Canadian are now spending more time indoors due to the Covid-19 virus, and with allergy season soon approaching, it may be a good time to think about Indoor air quality and air filtration through heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. With today’s enclosed and tight building construction, the air inside your home is considered

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6 Plumbing tips for new Vancouver Homeowners and Renters

This article is written for recent home buyers or renters to let you know some of the areas of your dwelling you might want to check to ensure safety and that your equipment is functioning properly. Poly-B Piping Polybutylene piping is one of the leading causes of floods in homes built between the 1970s and

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What are the Dangers of Poly-B Piping/ Plumbing in Your Home?

Poly-B piping is a grey colored plastic pipe used to supply water in your home. This type of piping was very common in homes built between the 1970’s and early 90’s in the Metro Vancouver area. At the time, poly-B was a great alternative to copper piping as it was both easier to work with

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Top Reasons Why You Need an Emergency Plumber

Whether it’s a clogged drain or toilet, a sudden back-up, flooding, leaking faucet or pipes, a lack of water pressure, a broken hot water tank or other plumbing crisis… these events don’t just happen between the hours of 9-5, from Monday to Friday. A burst pipe often happens when you least expect it and you’ll

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