The Only Reasons a Homeowner Needs to Install a Gas Fireplace

At DMC Plumbing and Heating Solutions, we offer Gas Fireplace Repairs & Installationsthroughout the Greater Vancouver area, and with winter ready to descend upon us in the coming month, we thought we would take this opportunity to discuss ‘The Only Reasons a Homeowner Needs to Install a Gas Fireplace’!

A Gas Fireplace is Convenient

Convenience matters to homeowners, and with the busy lives we lead – with careers and kids and endless commitments to both; heating up your home should be simple. And nothing is more convenient and ambient than the glow of a warm fireplace after a long day of meetings and sporting activities.

A Gas Fireplace is Energy Efficient

Endlessly cranking up the heat to achieve a warm home can quickly add up. Alternately, a gas fireplace is a quick and easy way to warm up the space you want to cozy up next to, and is an efficient way to do so too.

A Gas Fireplace is Cost Effective

Did you know that a gas fireplace can reduce your heating bill by up to 60%? Depending on the size of your space, it truly is a cost effective way to manage your home’s monthly maintenance expenses – and looks great doing so!

A Gas Fireplace Offers Easy Comfort

Gone are the days of driving into the forest to chop down a tree to stock your carport with wood for the fireplace. 

Now, with the flick of a switch, you can have safe, affordable, manageable comfort. And with gas fireplace maintenance recommended only once a year, it makes it simple to keep your fire burning without constant chimney cleaning or ash disposal.

Did you see a reason to have a gas fireplace installed that made sense for YOU? 

Whether you wish to upgrade your existing fireplace to a new gas fixture, or want to install a new fireplace altogether – we can help! 

Call us today at (604) 908-9998 or use our online contact form to discover why DMC Plumbing & Heating is the preferred Gas Fireplace installation and repair service company in Langley, Aldergrove, White Rock & throughout the Greater Vancouver area.

Book Your Winter Pool Heater Repairs and Installations

In the Lower Mainland, we enjoy a temperate climate most months of the year. But for those with a swimming pool, whether indoor our out; having your pool heater in good repair or having one installed, is a great way to keep your pool operational for year-round enjoyment.

Whether you think your pool could use a maintenance call to ensure it is operating efficiently, or you require a new pool heater – DMC Plumbing and Heating is an excellent choice for your Pool Heater Repairs and Installations in Metro Vancouver!

Proper Maintenance Matters

Ensuring your pool heater is in excellent repair, will also better guarantee your pool is running efficiently; optimizing your energy consumption and maintaining the safety and comfort of swimmers also.

Proper installation and maintenance makes a huge difference to energy efficiency, and DMC is here to help you with your pool heating repairs and installation needs in Langley and the surrounding communities.

Professional Maintenance Can Save You Money

As with any item in your home with “moving parts”, maintenance can mean the difference between affordable care, and unexpected replacements costs.

Running anything, including a pool, for too long without any type of maintenance checks by a professional, can put you in the deep end – literally, and cost you more in emergency repairs than if you had simply maintained it.

Pool Safety and Your Heater

Shortcuts should never be taken when it comes to water or electrical complexities. Neither the gas supply that is likely heating your pool, nor the water flow that could potentially flood your yard or home.

At DMC Plumbing & Heating, we offer Pool Heater Repairs & Installations in Langley, Aldergrove, White Rock & throughout the Greater Vancouver area. Pool heaters are essential for keeping your swimming pool comfortable, and for extending the season. With the right pool heater, you can maximize efficiency and keep your utility bills manageable.

Call us today at (604) 908-9998, or use our online contact form to discover why DMC Plumbing & Heating is the preferred pool heater repair & installation services company in Langley, Aldergrove, White Rock and throughout the Greater Vancouver area!

The Link Between Allergies and Your Furnace

At DMC Plumbing & Heating Solutions, we provide a variety of services that include:

* Plumbing
* Furnaces
* Boilers
* Fireplaces
* Hot Water Tanks/
   Tankless Heaters
* Pool Heaters
* Gas Fitting…and more!

Regardless of what plumbing or heating maintenance, repair or installation you’re looking for, it should not come with allergy concerns – in fact, it should REDUCE them. 

Which is why we want to help our customers understand the link between allergies and your furnace, ensuring you are doing everything possible to prevent any added concerns to the health of your family.

A Clean Filter is an Allergy-Free Filter

Having your heat filters replaced regularly will reduce or even eliminate allergens in your heating system. Without a clean filter, your heating system will actually blow out dust into your home, which naturally collects over time and causes allergy concerns.

Air quality plays an important role in maintaining allergens, and regular maintenance of your heating system can help to keep your filters and air ducts clean. 

In addition, we can advise you also on added measures you can take – such as a HEPA filter installation, which removes up to 90% of particles in the air.

Other Ways to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

1.     Encase pillows, mattresses and box springs in dust-mite-proof covers

2.     Remove carpeting and use hardwood or linoleum flooring and washable area rugs

3.     Use washable curtains made of plain cotton or synthetic fabric

4.     Reduce any clutter in your home, minimizing dust-collecting items

Overall, a well-maintained heating filtration system will not only reduce allergens, it will also ensure your space is being heated efficiently, reduce monthly maintenance costs, and keep your house is a safe place to call home.

In some instances, a furnace replacement will be the most cost-effective solution to resolve your heating and allergy concerns, and our technicians will work with you and your budget to provide the best solutions possible!

We offer Furnace Repair & Replacement in Langley, Aldergrove, White Rock & throughout the Greater Vancouver area. Call us today at (604) 908-9998 or use our online contact form to discover why DMC Plumbing & Heating is the preferred Residential & Commercial Furnace Repair & Replacement services company here in the Lower Mainland!

Reduce Your Bills by Replacing Your Appliances

At DMC Plumbing & Heating Solutions –that’s exactly what we love providing for our customers… solutions! Which is why helping you reduce your monthly bills and annual costs by replacing your appliances, is something well worth looking into, and something we can help you uncover if such replacements would be a wise investment for your household.

Fortis BC Rebates

Whether you recognize the need to upgrade your appliances in order to run your home in a more efficient manner, or perhaps you are looking at building a new home, or you are looking at renovating an old one in order to sell it for more profit – we want to encourage all our customers to take advantage of one of the many Fortis BC rebates they regularly offer.

Having energy efficient appliances in your home doesn’t just help the planet, it also helps you save money, allowing you to spend it on things you truly enjoy and help you get more out of life and the lifestyle you want to live.

DMC Plumbing & Heating Solutions provides repairs and replacement services for your household appliances including…

  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Fireplaces
  • Hot Water Tanks/Tankless Heaters
  • BBQs
  • Pool Heaters

As well as offer Plumbing Services for: Tubs, Taps, Showers, Toilets, Drain Cleaning and Water Service Replacement, in addition to Gas Fitting.

Saving money isn’t just a seasonal matter, such an Christmas when you tend to have a lot more expenses than the rest of the year, it is a year upon year matter that helps you GAIN wealth instead of needlessly pouring it into appliances that are sucking your household dry of energy, and your finances along with it.

If you are looking for ways to improve the cost effectiveness of your space, call us at 604-908-9998 or use our online contact form to discover why DMC Plumbing & Heating is the preferred repair & replacement services company in Langley, Delta, White Rock & throughout the Greater Vancouver area. Or click HERE for a free in-home evaluation to get you on track for the coming year!

Gear Up for BBQ Season with a Gas BBQ Installation!

The sun is shining, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and along with these spring pleasantries comes the delicious taste of BBQ season!

Whether you live in Langley, Delta, White Rock, or another outlying Metro Vancouver area, DMC Solutions is proud to provide licensed gas fitters to have homeowners up and running on their own personal gas line installation for the BBQ season ahead.

The Benefits of Installing a Gas Line for Your Outdoor Grill

Whether you are a grill master already, or desire to become one, having a dedicated gas line for your BBQ will ensure you have gas available to your whenever you so choose to grill up that perfect steak for the boys, or put together an entire meal for Sunday family dinner.

Convenience – no more hauling around a propane tank to and from the gas station, or worse – running out of propane amidst a backyard BBQ with friends and family, having a dedicated gas line for your BBQ ensures you have outdoor cooking convenience any day of the week.

Cost-Effective – having a gas line installed is also a cost-effective way to cook your meals. No more waiting on your oven to warm up and then running it for lengthy amounts of when an outdoor grill can help you cook up a feast in no time, all without heating up the house during those hot summer months.

Clean Cooking Environment – in addition to convenience and cost-effectiveness, cooking outdoors means you can maintain a clean cooking environment from the various smells that a lot of people don’t like lingering in their home, keeping their indoor space fresh and free of cooking odors and cleanups.

Looking for Gas BBQ Installation services in Langley, Delta, White Rock or your particular neighbourhood within the Greater Vancouver area? Call us today at (604) 908-9998 or use our online contact form to discover why DMC Plumbing & Heating is the preferred Gas BBQ installation services across the Fraser Valley. We are ready to serve all your grilling needs by installing your gas line quickly and efficiently, courtesy of our trusted local gas fitters!

Pool Heater Repairs & Installations for a Swimming Spring

At DMC Solutions, we offer Pool Heater Repairs & Installations in Langley, Delta, White Rock and throughout the Greater Vancouver area. Whether you choose to keep your pool open year round, or are looking to re-open your pool for spring – pool heaters are essential for keeping your swimming experience comfortable, and with the right pool heater you can maximize your pool’s efficiency and keep your utility bills manageable.

Swimming Pool Heater Problems May Require a Professional

A lot of times the answer to your pool heating problems can be ‘simple’, but understanding those problems sometimes require a professional assessment, which can actually save you both time and money. Some of the issues may involve…

Heater Pilot Light Issues

Often your heater pilot light won’t light due to low gas pressure, an issue with venting, a disruption to your air supply – among other things. A professional can quickly test all the areas related to why your gas isn’t turning on to heat your pool, ensuring your safety and your pool’s proper maintenance.

Inadequate Pool Temperature

Heat loss is a problem as it is both costly as well as uncomfortable to swim in a chilly pool. This can be the result of a low gas supply to your pool’s heater, a poorly insulated pool cover, or even an exhaust issue – amidst other factors. So having a professional look at this issue can save your money on your pool’s heating costs, as well as a frigid spring swim.

In addition, some customers complain that their heater is turning off before it reaches the desired temperature. This can be due to a poor water flow caused by a dirty filter, a reversed water connection, or perhaps a closed valve or a pressure switch issue.

If your pool heater is leaking due to sanitizer damage, chemical damage or winter freeze issues courtesy of our unseasonably cold winter, this is another area you will want a professional to address, and get you up and running smoothly for spring.

Maintaining your pool’s heating system vs. installing a new system are difficult decisions to gauge, and one that a professional can help you better understand, lending you cost-saving tips as well as informing you on how much you might save if you switch to a newer heat pump.

At DMC Solutions, we would be happy to help with repairing your existing pool heater or upgrading and installing a new heater for your pool – depending on your needs.

Call us today at 604-908-9998 or use our online contact form to discover why DMC Plumbing & Heating is the preferred pool heater repair & installation services company in Langley, Delta, White Rock & throughout the Greater Vancouver area!


Tips to Lower Your Plumbing Costs

There are many times that one will need to call a plumber to deal with an issue that only a professional can tackle, but a lot of plumbing issues can be avoided in order to lower your plumbing costs, or avoid them entirely.

Although your business is important to our business, we also want to provide our customers with the best service possible – which includes filling them in on these helpful plumbing tips to avoid plumbing concerns!

How To Avoid Clogging Your Pipes

Clogged pipes might be one of the most common concerns our customers have, but these types of concerns can be easily avoided by ensuring items such as: feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, paper towels or any other seemingly flushable item do not go down your toilet. Simply put – to avoid clogged pipes, the only thing going in your toilet should be toilet paper.

Keep Your Hair Out of the Drain

Hair is also a common contributor to clogged pipes, as washing your hair often means it will be found in fairly large clumps inside your tub drain. So after each shower, ensure you wipe it away with a paper towel and toss it in the garbage.

Same goes for men shaving in the sink – these thick hairs can quickly clog the drain, so soak them up with a paper towel before draining the water in order to keep your sink clog-free.

Keep Your Kitchen Sink ‘Fat Free’

Grease from cooking bacon and other meats should not be poured down your drain. Rather, they should solidify and then be tossed out with your regular garbage in order to ensure your kitchen sink does not become clogged.

Garburators Are Not Meant for All Foods

Rice and pasta are actually not recommended for garburators, as they can expand in size over time and become gummy like glue. As well, banana peels, coffee grounds, onion skins and of course grease should also be left for the compost or garbage, as they can hinder, clog or kill your garburator over time.

Helpful Tip: Throwing your citrus peels down there is an excellent way to both clean and freshen it – so toss those down your garburator as often as you can.

Regularly Clean Your Drains

Baking soda and vinegar is a great way to clean and clear your drains regularly, and also a natural solution to many abrasive chemical versions on the market. So use this combination once a month to help better keep your drains clean and clear.

By cleaning your drains as mentioned, avoiding these common mistakes and habits, as well as calling a professional when an issue first arises – it will help to keep you plumbing costs down and your systems running smoothly.

However, if you do ever find yourself with a plumbing emergency in the Lower Mainland, DMC Solutions is here to help at a moments notice and happy to do so!

Top Summer Plumbing Tips

Summer is an excellent time for rest and relaxation under the warm glow of the Lower Mainland sunshine, which is why DMC Solutions wants to provide you with summer plumbing tips that can mean the difference between having a seamless summer, and having to call an emergency plumber. Either way, we’re here to help – and here’s a few tips to get you started!

Be Aware of Water Consumption

With summer heating up it is likely your water consumption is ramping up to the tune of 25-50% as well, and both indoor and outdoor water consumption is to blame.

Washing machines are likely running more often with an increase beach towels and the kids changing in and out of one outfit or another. As well as dishwashers are often found humming due to additional company creating more loads more often.

So adding these types of things together quickly takes a toll on your water consumption, and can increase your costs – especially if you have an older model water heater.

Consider Replacing Aging Appliances

Keep in mind that your water heater is only optimal for 8-10 years, so the summer months are often an excellent time to look into replacing your water heater – something DMC Solutions is happy to help with.

If you are planning on going away, be sure to turn down your water heater to reduce energy.

Also, consider replacing your showerheads and faucets to ensure the you’re maximizing modern water pressure methods without the additional use of water.

Lastly, consider replacing toilets with more energy efficient models – which is also a great money saving measure as it pertains to water consumption.

Water at the Right Time

Watering your lawn at the right time can mean the difference between a quenched lawn and an endlessly parched one. Early morning or after the sun goes down in the evening is the best time as your water will not simply evaporating with the warm sun.

No mater what, every season can come with it’s own set of plumbing concerns in the Lower Mainland, but as it pertains to summer- DMC Solutions wants you to have a seamless one free of concerns!

So whether you would like to take this time to replace your water heater, need a gas BBQ installation or have a pool that requires heater maintenance – we can help with all these things and more. Plus, your first time service is 20% off this summer to help you save for family fun …so call us now, and keep your summer the right shade of relaxed!

Emergency Plumbing Solutions

Living in White Rock means you either have an excellent view of the ocean, or are close enough to smell the salty sea breeze. This vast body of water is definitely beautiful to look, but a vast body of water pooling in your basement or flooding over from your toilet is definitely not an experience any homeowner would consider “beautiful”. Very much the opposite!

So how does one guard against emergency plumbing mishaps, or quickly recover from such flooding concerns? As your go-to Plumbers in White Rock, we’re here to help answer those questions.

What To Do With Overflowing Tanks or Burst Pipes

No matter how careful a homeowner is, water can overflow and pipes can burst, so knowing how to deal with that type of situation quickly plays an important part in salvaging your home and contents before the water damage becomes extensive.

A professional will need to come in to address the broken pipe, but there are steps to take while you wait on your Emergency Plumbing Service in White Rock, which includes…

Turning Off the Stop Valve

Turning off your main water source will stop the water from bursting out of your pipes, and will keep water damage to a minimum the more quickly you can get to it.

Turning Off Your Furnace

Turning off the heat source of your water will help to ensure no hot water will suddenly spray from your pipes, causing potential injury to those in the home. In addition to the fact that you do not want your water heater heating up an empty tank for fire safety reasons.

Turn On Faucets and Turn Off Electricity

Turning on your faucets will release any additional water from your pipes, allowing it to drain into a “container”, as apposed to onto your floors. And be sure to turn off your electricity for safety reasons also. Electricity and water never mix well.

Lastly – call your plumber! As the community White Rock Plumber, DMC Solutions is here to help ensure all your plumbing needs are addressed quickly and effectively, with emergency services ready when you need us!


Why Maintaining Your Furnace in the Spring is a Good Investment

Spring-cleaning is in full swing around the Lower Mainland right now, with mild spring temperatures and the sun coming out in increasing amounts these days, everyone is feeling renewed energy to clean their home – and all that goes along with it!

As the go-to Furnace Repair Specialist in White Rock and across the Lower Mainland, I help homeowners year round with their furnace maintenance and installation needs, from Delta to Langley and beyond. Whether you are building a new home or have decided to replace your old furnace that has become ineffective and costly to operate, DMC Solutions can help.

Furnace Maintenance During Downtime

Clearly you don’t want to scramble to fix your furnace during the coldest time of the year, so having your furnace maintained in the Lower Mainland during warmer months – such as spring – is an ideal choice, and can prevent costly concerns later on.

Like any “machine”, your home’s heating system requires regular maintenance in order to keep it humming smoothly, and here’s why…

  • Furnace Maintenance prolongs the life of your heater, and after it has been operating relentlessly over the winter months, it is due for a look.
  • Furnace Maintenance can help you save on your energy costs, as a professional will be able to quickly assess if your heater has lost effective power or heating abilities, or is simply out-of-date and needs replacing.
  • Furnace Maintenance can ensure the safety of your home and everyone and everything therein. Random accidents happen, and your heater may be a culprit for giving off toxic gas fumes, so having it inspected is an added safety measure worth investing in.

At DMC Solutions, we offer Furnace Repair and Replacement in Langley, Delta, White Rock and throughout the Greater Vancouver area. Whether you are in need of a replacement furnace, or simply need a professional to come take a look at any safety or operational concerns – DMC Solutions can help!

Call us today at (604) 908-9998 or use our online contact form, and discover why DMC Plumbing & Heating is the preferred Residential and Commercial Furnace Repair and Replacement services company in Langley, Delta, White Rock and throughout the Greater Vancouver area!