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Plumbing

While the wonders of modern plumbing are myriad, seeing a plumber in your home is never wonderful. That’s because said visit is usually precipitated by something going wrong. Plumbing systems are complex. Add to the fact that so much of your plumbing is invisible–behind walls, between floors, and in the basement—and it’s easy to see why it’s important to call in the experts whenever trouble strikes.

We offer repair, service and installation for all your plumbing needs:

  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Faucets
  • Garbage disposals
  • Tubs & showers
  • Water heaters
  • Water pipes
  • Gas lines
  • Drainage
  • Outside faucets / hose bibbs
  • Frozen pipe thawing
  • Sump & sewer pumps
  • Leak detection

Call us: (604) 782-6153

Plumbing Installations

Waterway Plumbing & Heating Ltd. can help with your home or commercial installations of:

  • Toilets
  • Bath and kitchen sinks
  • Faucets
  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines
  • Showers
  • Bathtubs
  • Water heaters
  • Drainage
  • Water service

Call us: (604) 782-6153

Hot Water Tank Experts

On average an household uses around 180 liters of hot water per day, and most take access to hot water for granted. Imagine you jump in the shower, but you realize your water heater isn’t working properly? Don’t worry! Waterway Plumbing & Heating services and repairs the water heaters that Metro Vancouver residents count on in their day-to-day lives. High performance and durability are values that are as important to us as they are to our plumbing customers. Whether you’re looking for an on-demand tankless system or a standard storage type hot water tank, look to Waterway Plumbing & Heating Ltd. for a reliable source of hot water.

Gas vs Electric

At Waterway Plumbing & Heating Ltd. technicians are fully trained in both electric and gas hot water heater installations and can help you choose the best option for your home. Once installed, we can also perform water heater maintenance or repairs and offer 24/7 emergency service.

ELECTRIC

  • Unit usually costs less
  • Doesn’t require venting
  • Energy source more common
  • Higher energy costs

Gas HWT's GAS

  • Faster heating of water
  • Energy cost savings
  • Power outage won’t affect some types
  • Requires venting
  • Units typically more expensive

Call us: (604) 782-6153

We’re all familiar with the common plumbing repairs of faucets and shower bodies, leaking pipes beneath the kitchen sink, and the common running toilet. But, attached to these common household fixtures (and buried in the walls) are separate piping systems for hot and cold water distribution, waste and storm drainage, gas distribution, and the all-important ventilation–without which drainage doesn’t flow properly.
Waterway Plumbing & Heating specializes in the repair and maintenance of all these invisible systems. After nearly a century of working in Metro Vancouver area buildings, troubleshooting skills are like a sixth sense to us. Tracking down complex problems and knowing when, where, and how to open a wall is our specialty.

Common plumbing system problems we solve include:

System Leaks

Leaks can occur at any point in a system and often are very tricky to troubleshoot because the place where the problems present themselves can be a long way from the source. Knowing when and where to open a wall — and doing it with minimal damage and expense is almost an art form. And it’s one we have mastered.

Lack of Water Pressure or Hot Water

What New Yorker hasn’t suffered this problem before work? A multitude of reasons can cause these problems – corrosion in the branch piping or defective valves, faulty fixtures or mechanical equipment, air circulating in the system, a buildup of sediment somewhere, and the list goes on. Whatever the issue, we’ve got our own set of diagnostic protocols and they always work. Faster than you can sing your favorite shower medley, we’ll find the culprit and make things right.

Broken Valves

Plumbing systems have many moving parts and valves are one of them. Valves get broken – in every system – usually just from years of use. Sometimes replacement is the only remedy and that can be expensive. To save you that expense, Nationwide Plumbers is the only company that keeps a vast supply of old valve parts in stock and ready to go. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that our warehouse is kind of like the Smithsonian of plumbing.

Installation of Water Meters

The City requires water meters on most buildings and provides strict guidelines on how to install them. Filing the work with the appropriate NYC agency is made easy by Nationwide Plumbers’s full time expediter.

Backflow Prevention

Metro Vancouver is concerned about the prevention of the reverse flow of contaminated water into a building’s water supply. Waterway Plumbing & Heating installs backflow preventers and employs a full time certified tester who is well versed in these systems.

Gas Distribution Systems

Needless to say, special care must be taken when working on gas lines. Waterway Plumbing & Heating responds to gas problems immediately, is able to work closely with Fortis BC to remedy the problem quickly and in compliance with all codes and regulations.