Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon Monoxide Detectors the LAST line of defense Why is it that when faced with the expense of an annual safety check and furnace or boiler service that we’re so reluctant to spend that money?  Is it because we can’t see or measure the results?  Categorizing those few hundred dollars into ‘discretionary spending’ rather than…

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Drain Cleaning

Drain Cleaning What you need to know about your storm sewer? If you’re a homeowner, right now drain cleaning for your storm sewer is probably the furthest thing from your mind.  In fact, you’re probably really enjoying your garden right now.  Maybe you’ve spent a weekend raking out the winter and it’s looking pretty fresh.…

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Heat Pump Tips – Six things to know before you buy

Contact Us Heat pump, heat pump, heat pump!  “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!”  It’s the new star of the show, what everyone’s talking about… It seems like every municipality and government body is jumping on this band wagon and with grants and free stuff and with good reason.  There are many incentives and advantages to getting a…

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New Heating System Quote – What Questions to Ask

Contact Us If you’ve decided it’s time to invest in a new heating system and you’re like most, you’ve done some research.   You’re familiar with the standard efficiencies and maybe even the difference between a single stage furnace and two stage-modulating unit.   If you’ve received any quotes, you may have also had an opportunity to…

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Hot Water Heater Safety & Repairs

hot water tank repair

With all the free time most of us are experiencing at home, you might be tempted to fix some things up around the house! This is great! However, when it comes to your hot water heaters it’s not recommended and often unsafe to try the DIY method. At R&B Plumbing, we are ready to assist…

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Furnace Parts – What do they do?

North Vancouver Heating Repair

Furnace parts, am I right? If your heat has stopped working, started to make a strange noise, or if your furnace has started grinding, or gone BANG! Then you’ve called for help. After a thorough diagnosis your brilliant R&B technician has announced what the problem is… and you’re still left wondering, what did he say…

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New Heating System Quote – What Questions To Ask

Heating System

If you’ve decided it’s time to invest in a new heating system and you’re like most, you’ve done some research. You’re familiar with the standard efficiencies and maybe even the difference between a single stage furnace and two stage-modulating unit.  Maybe you attended the Vancouver Fall Home Show where you could explore some of the…

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The Best Closing Gift is ‘Know Your Home’

Are you looking for that perfect closing gift to say thank you to a recent buyer? As a realtor, you’ve likely experienced the feeling of walking into a showing and not really knowing how the heating or other fixtures in the house function. When your buyers first move in, they face the same struggle. That’s…

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How often do we need drain cleaning? Ask an Expert

Have you always had a question about drain cleaning but been afraid to ask? You aren’t alone. Today’s Ask an Expert topic has you covered: Dear Rob,  How often should your main drains be cleaned? Is it something you can do yourself or do we need R&B? Signed,  Can Lay-people Easily Auger Roots?   Dear CLEAR,…

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