If you live in the Vancouver, Coquitlam, or Port Moody regions and require drain tile installation or maintenance and repair, JJ’s Custom Plumbing is a leading regional plumbing service that specializes in these essential components of your home’s drainage system. Having a knowledgeable and affordable plumbing service in your area allows you to quickly and conveniently get the plumbing service you need when you need it.

What Are Drain Tiles and Drain Tile Systems?

Foundation drain tiles lay buried which makes them difficult to service. For this reason, careful installation of these tiles is essential. Drain tiles help drain ground water away from the home so that it cannot seep into or flood the basement. Drain tile systems are ideal for serving this purpose. Depending on the season, your drain tile system may be worth its weight in gold, especially in the spring when the rains increase. The water table rises and falls with the amount of rainfall. If the drain tiles aren’t properly maintained and become blocked or collapsed and the water table rises to ground level, the hydrostatic water pressure can crack the foundation causing 10’s of thousands of dollars in damage. Once a crack in the foundation is formed, it is typically its route of choice for ground water to take as it is the path of least resistance.

Drain tile systems are made up of the drain pipe, gravel, gravel cover, and a water outlet, (City connection or rock pit.). These features must be prepared and installed with expertise so that the system functions as it should with reliability. The functionality of the system depends upon gravity to achieve its end. JJ’s Custom Plumbing is a leader in the installation of these essential home features.

Installing a Drain Tile System

Anyone looking for a Vancouver plumber who specializes in drain tile installation will find that JJ’s Custom Plumbing offers excellent rates and reliable expertise. They also service and install drain tile systems in the Port Coquitlam and Port Moody areas. When contemplating this type of system, it’s important to note that an adequate drainage system can add value to the home and also protect the overall health of the home. Water seepage and damp basements are not beneficial for the house or the people who live in it.

As JJ’s Custom Plumbing professionals can tell you, their installation is necessarily tailored to the home itself. They’re various methods can be adapted to the structure as well as the immediate landscape that surrounds it. As this type of system is an important investment for homeowners, JJ’s Custom Plumbing will work with the homeowner to help them understand the nature and functionality of their drain tile system.

Getting to Know JJ’s Custom Plumbing

JJ’s Custom Plumbing is a trusted Vancouver area plumbing company staffed by a highly motivated team of plumbing professionals. Their know-how is trusted by homeowners throughout the region. While they specialize in drain pipe installation and service, they also provide a multitude of other important household services like heat pump installation and repair, furnace replacement and repair, air conditioning and so much more. Spring is a great time to schedule a consultation to begin a brand new household project or to have proactive maintenance performed by a JJ’s Custom Plumbing professional.

JJ’s Plumbing is now offering commercial plumbing services!

Our new commercial plumbing services are ideal for realtors, property managers, restaurants, and any other corporate or commercial property.

You can trust JJ’s certified team for all designs, installations, and maintenance of your heating and plumbing needs, with little to no interruption to your business. We guarantee fast and reliable service, performed by experienced technicians who use state-of-the-art equipment and tools. Plus, for a limited time you’ll receive $100 for any referrals!

Our commercial services include:

  • Commercial water heaters (tankless and traditional)
  • Pipe insulation
  • Poly B refits and replacements
  • Kitchen and bathrooms
  • Drainage systems
  • Boilers and furnaces

We’ve had several incredible years building relationships with loyal costumers, becoming known as a reliable and affordable plumbing company who puts customers first. Let us show you the difference we can make with our commercial services, too.

 

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Did you know there are a number of programs available through FortisBC to help you save on your energy costs? Whether it’s a rebate or a loan, we’ve broken down some of the best ways you can make your home more energy efficient while keeping cash in your pocket.

FortisBC Rebate Programs

Water Heater Program

If your water heater is ready to be replaced, look for a qualifying natural gas ENERGY STAR model. Not only will you save on energy costs, you’ll be eligible for a rebate of up to $500.

Switch ‘n Shrink

You could qualify for a $1,000 rebate when you install a natural gas ENERGY STAR® high-efficiency heating system. Add an ENERGY STAR water heater and you could receive up to an additional $1,000 rebate.

Energy Star Clothes Washer Rebate

Ready to replace your aging washing machine? Buy a qualifying ENERGY STAR® washing machine and you’ll receive a $75 rebate—on top of the savings you’ll get for using a more efficient model.

LiveSmart BC Efficiency Incentive Program

The Efficiency Incentive Program is continuing until March 31, 2014. Rebates up to $1,200 are available for air sealing, ventilation, insulation, and more. Contact FortisBC or BC Hydro to see if you qualify!

FortisBC Loans

Do you want to make your home more energy efficient, but need a little help to take the extra steps? FortisBC is offering up to a $10,000 loan to make your home more energy efficient. This program can help defer the initial costs of upgrading your furnace or baseboard heaters, adding insulation or replacing your hot water tank.

FortisBC also has a number of other programs available to help new and existing homeowners. Check them out here, or give us a call to help you learn how you can save!

(778) 285-0606

You can also visit our Vancouver Plumbing Deals Page to see what deals we have.

Should You Switch To A Tankless Hot Water Heater?

Tankless Hot Water Heaters, or hot water on demand, are gaining popularity in Vancouver thanks to their compact size and energy efficient systems.

But is hot water on demand right for your home? Here’s what the newer systems have to offer:

  • Unlimited hot water: Tankless systems provide hot water on demand, which means no more toilet flushes interrupting your shower, or running out of hot water during the morning rush or when guests are over.
  • Cost and energy efficient: With a tankless system, there’s no hot water sitting in the tank waiting to be used, which means over 50% in energy savings are passed on to you.
  • Space-saving units: Tankless systems are smaller and less bulky than their traditional counterparts.

In a nutshell, going tankless can save energy and cash, while keeping your home’s hot water flowing without interruption.

Save More with Rebates

To make the transition to a tankless system easier, FortisBC offers a rebate of up to $500 when you replace your aging water heater with a qualifying natural gas ENERGY STAR model

According to Fortis, “ENERGY STAR tankless models have an EF between 0.82 and 0.99, making them much more efficient than standard natural gas storage tanks typically found in homes today. They also take up much less space, freeing up valuable square footage.”

We can help you decide if a tankless system is right for your home. Contact us to speak with a technician today!

Time Saving Holiday Plumbing Tips

Some of you may be having guests over for the holiday season, here are some tips for you! To save you money and a lot of grief! 5 Holiday Plumbing Tips

Whether you’re looking to upgrade an existing plumbing system, or install a brand new one, there are a number of ways you can save time and energy around your home. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite products that will help reduce your bills and your morning rush.

Faucets

Faucets are continually becoming more inventive and efficient, with stunning designs to match. A well-crafted faucet can be the perfect finishing touch in a kitchen or bathroom, and can also save you money and time.

The ultimate in convenience, the Moen Motion Sensor Faucet intuitively follows your lead, resulting in hands-free control. Two sensors set water in motion, deliver water where and when you need it.

A truly innovative design, the Touch Faucet responds to taps to start and stop the flow of water. No more struggling with heavy items, or unsanitary faucets.

Low Flow Toilets

Conventional toilets can use large amounts of water per flush, wreaking havoc on the environment and energy costs. Low flow toilets provide environmentally friendly alternatives.

Toto is a leading manufacturer of low flow toilets. Their products lead the pack with environmentally conscious innovative design, providing a large range of toilets to suit any needs.

Energy Saving Showerheads

Much like toilets, showers can be a source of unnecessarily high water consumptions. By switching to an energy-saving showerhead, you can reduce the amount of water used without compromising on flow or comfort.

Hans Grohe manufactures stunning energy saving showerheads, from Raindance models to compact overhead and hand showers.

Much like their faucets, Moen has a large line of energy efficient showerheads that are expertly designed to use up to 30% less water.

Hot Water On Demand 

Tankless systems, or hot water on demand, use less space and less energy than traditional hot water tanks.

We’re happy to help you save time and money in your own home. Call or email us today to speak to a representative about your best options for energy efficient plumbing installs.

JJ’s Custom Plumbing is proud to announce that we were a finalist for the 2013 “Entrepreneur of the Year” awards for the construction category from Douglas College.

Our dedicated team has been working harder than ever to deliver the service our customers have come to trust, and we couldn’t be more thankful for their dedication to providing the best. This nomination joins our previous recognition as a finalist for the 2009 “Entrepreneur of the Year” awards for customer service, and as the winner of the 2010 homestars.com “Best of” awards for the plumbing category.

Thank you to all our loyal customers and our hardworking team for your continued support!

5 reasons jj's Since 2008, we’ve had the opportunity to meet outstanding and loyal customers while building our company to be one of the most reputable plumbing companies in Vancouver. During this time, we’ve stuck to the same principles and guidelines to bring you the best service possible. We treat our customers like family and offer high quality services at affordable prices. But there are a few other ways we strive go above and beyond, too.

  • Customer service. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service. Our team is award winning, and a large part of our success.
  • Experience. Our staff has over 30 years experience combined, bringing you the best.
  • Passion. We love what we do, and it shows through our high quality work and loyal customer base.
  • Family Owned and Operated: We’re a Canadian company owned and operated by a close-knit family. This eliminates bureaucracy, and other issues that can happen with corporations. We treat our customers like members of the family!
  • Competitive Quotes Delivered On time: Our quotes are always honored and delivered on time. If we quote one price and the completed project cost less, we will take the difference off the price. Any work that is expected to go over budget or timeline will be discussed and approved by you first.

We know there are a lot of companies you can go to for your plumbing needs, and would love to show you first hand why we’re the right choice. Call us today to discuss your project needs.

tankless_water_heater

Eventually the day that everyone dreads comes: it’s time to install a new water heater. You might need to replace yours for a few reasons. Maybe it’s old, leaky, inefficient, or a hazard. Maybe you’ve become more energy conscious, or are tired of having cold showers. But with tankless and traditional models available, how do you decide which is best? We’ve broken down the benefits and savings for different types to help make your decision easier.

What are Hot Water on Demand Systems?

Tankless systems provide hot water on demand, which means no more toilet flushes interrupting your shower, or running out of hot water during the morning rush or when guests are over.

When you turn on your shower, washing machine, or kitchen faucet, water starts to flow inside the pump. A sensor within the tankless system detects the flow and gets to work. The incoming water passes through a series of burners, quickly heating on its way to you. Once the tap is turned off, the system shuts down again. No water is stored inside the system, unless a buffer is installed to reduce wait times.

Savings to Expect   

Although they cost more initially, there are rebates available in some provinces that can help offset the price of a tankless system. Additionally, the energy savings offsets the higher cost. With a tankless system, there’s no hot water sitting in the tank waiting to be used, which means over 50% in energy savings passed on to you. This can mean a considerably lower bill!

Hot Water System Comparison

As with any system, there are a few pros and cons when tankless models are compared to traditional hot water tanks. Tankless systems are not the most efficient in cold weather, where incoming water is very cold. They can also take a few minutes to heat up. It’s hot water on demand, but not instantly!

But tankless systems also take up less space, since they’re about the size of a suitcase instead of a large tank in your basement. They last longer, and also provide cleaner water. Have you ever looked at the inside of a hot water tank? Enough said.

We would love to help you decide which system is best for your home and individual needs. Call us:

LOWER MAINLAND
1-778-285-0606

VANCOUVER ISLAND
1-250-586-7524

or email us today to speak with a qualified technician.

Kathleen and Daniella Black Cornerstone Home Team Project

At JJ’s, we don’t just treat our customers like family. We treat our whole community as family. Always happy to give back and help, we are proud to have worked with the Cornerstone Home Team for a 3rd year on their recent project to improve a home for a family in the Tri-Cities. We Try to do at least one community involvement project every year and this is usually one of them.

The Cornerstone Home Team is a non-profit outreach program of the Cornerstone Seventh Day Adventist Church in Coquitlam. They work effortlessly to improve the lives of families in need in the community through a wide variety of hands-on projects.

One of the ways they help is by providing home repairs to improve the living conditions, accessibility, and lifestyle of those who need it most. We are proud to have helped be a part of this life-changing process with a recent renovation.

The project included:

  • Gutting three bathrooms and the kitchen
  • Installing plumbing for the powder room, master bathroom, and installing a soaker tub and stand alone shower stall
  • Installing a double vanity and moving the toilet to improve access
  • Improving basement bathroom with a rough in, corner shower stall, toilet and vanity
  • Installing new hot water tank
  • Replacing kitchen sink and dishwasher
  • Installing all water lines
  • Redoing all the plumbing in the house

We hope the family enjoys their freshly renovated home, and we look forward to working with Cornerstone again in the near future!