JOHN THE PLUMBER
Our Ottawa Plumbers are here ready to help for all of your plumbing emergencies or blocked drain needs. Don’t trust any Ol’ John to be your plumber! Trust John THE Plumber and his team of licensed professional plumbers to handle any and all of your plumbing needs – You’ll be glad you did!
For fifteen years and counting John THE Plumber has been proudly serving our Nation’s Capital. The Company has expanded over time, and now provides services throughout the Ottawa Valley. The owner’s name is actually John; he chose to create his own business as he grew tired of seeing hard working people being let down and taken advantage of in this industry. John has worked to bring the best plumbers together; they are carefully screened to ensure reliable service and proper licensing.
PROUDLY SERVING OTTAWA & THE SURROUNDING AREAS FOR OVER 15 YEARS!
John THE Plumber offers the best warranty out there with a 2 year standard warranty, and options up to three years should you require .The Company won Faces Magazine Best Plumbing Company for 2017 and has placed as a runner up for every other year the contest has been ran. We have expanded our services and are now able to service your home for all your HVAC needs. Your hot water tank and your home’s heat source are things you do not want to be without once Ottawa winter hits (and we all know it hit us hard here in the valley!) – give us a call and we’ll send one of our licensed technicians to you right away.
We invite to look around, you will not find a better warranty anywhere, and we can offer you a year’s worth of financing on new installations. We also invite you to check out our Blog site – Our Ottawa Plumbers are pleased to share knowledge and tips from DIY plumbing to how to check for issues before big problems occur, and how to prepare for the change in seasons. We like to do this in an effort to teach preventative measures and easy fixes that could save you a bundle of money and a ton of stress. We encourage you to read on below to get a feel of everything we have to offer!
PLUMBING DRAINS & CLOGS
When home or business owners discover a clogged drain within their property, it’s important that professional repair solutions are easily accessible so they are able to react promptly. Years of experience repairing all types of clogs and drain issues positions John’s Company as one of Ottawa’s leading drain repair and cleaning services. Our licensed experts can be called upon on short notice to respond to a range of issues; we are skilled in quickly diagnosing situations such as where a blockage within your drainage system is located, or where the piping is backing up underneath your home due to the area being frozen. Not only does our level of expertise minimize the working time on a client’s property, further damage is halted at a faster rate which is safer for your family home and more cost-efficient. Here at John THE Plumber we more than recognize how a clogged drain in the home could be indicative of a much larger structural problem, or how little time it takes before frozen and/or broken pipes can become a home safety issue – and we’re here to help.
John THE Plumber’s professional service team is fully up to date on the latest drain chemicals/cleaning agents; we are in a constant state of learning. Our vans are fully stocked with top of the line innovative tools to assess, locate and repair drain issues professionally, and we are also able to clean your pipes with a powerful hydro jet if needed – you will not need to look for further work from other companies where your plumbing is concerned. While we are there working we are pleased to teach you small, easy and affordable tips for your home or business that might help you avoid further problems down the road.
HVAC SERVICES & HOT WATER HEATERS
Of course hot water is something that we use all year long, but during the colder months more hot water tends to be utilized. The most popular type of water heating system for homeowners to date is still the conventional water heater; as John The Plumber Ottawa now offers HVAC services, including the installation of water heaters we thought we should provide you with some basic info on how they work as well as a few quick tips on selecting the correct model for your home, choosing a good contractor and energy saving ideas.
Conventional storage water heater fuel sources include electricity, propane, natural gas and fuel oil. What happens is the water heater releases hot water from the top of the tank when you turn on your hot water tap and the water pours out. Simultaneously, cold water enters the bottom of the tank, replacing the used hot water you just used; this cycle keeps the tank full at all times.
When selecting your water heater you may find a lower priced storage water heater and believe it is a good buy, but proceed with caution: they also may be the most expensive to maintain and operate.
Here are three questions you need answers to before committing to purchasing a new storage water heater:
- What is the fuel type and IS that fuel type readily available where I live?
- How energy efficient is it overall?
- What size is it? ( bigger does not always mean better)
Installing your water heater properly will optimize its energy efficiency; for this reason alone it is best that you hire a qualified heating and plumbing contractor to install your storage water heater. John THE Plumber is more than capable of handling important factors such as code requirements, safety issues, fuel types and general climate factors. When selecting a contractor, ask for the following:
- Request cost estimates in writing
- Ask the company about their awareness of local building codes and if they will request permits
- Ask for references (anyone that does reputable work is more than happy to provide them!)
Energy can be wasted even when a hot water tap isn’t running due to the fact water is constantly heated in the tank. This is called standby heat loss. After your water heater is properly installed and maintained, we encourage you to practice the following additional energy saving strategies to help lower your water heating bills:
- Fix Leaks Immediately
- Purchase energy-efficient washing machines and dishwashers
- Install your taps and showerheads with ‘low- flow’ fixtures
Did you know that one toilet running for a month can triple your water bill? The same idea can be applied to hot water and energy conservation; if you try these tips, you’ll be surprised how much you can save!
PREVENTION & SAFETY STANDARDS
The ‘Backflow Prevention Program’ was developed and implemented in many municipalities of Ontario to protect your drinking water quality by ensuring appropriate backflow prevention devices were installed and then inspected, and Ottawa was definitely included. How it works is the device prevents contaminated water from flowing back into your city’s public water system. This program has not affected an enormous amount of people’s single homes as most already had this type of device in place however, it has already enforced the program in approximately 15,000 commercial, institutional and multi – residential properties such as apartments, hotels, hospitals, automotive and manufacturing facilities etc.
This program comes with very strict water safety standards and guidelines; all checks and balances must be in compliance with the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Property owners began being notified in 2018, and were advised of compliance laws and the corresponding timelines they would be afforded to become compliant and ready for inspection. This is currently ongoing across Ontario.
Once compliance has been achieved, water testing is done randomly and will continue on an ongoing basis to monitor whether any severity ratings of moderate or high water contamination is present. Site surveys are also requested every five years and backflow device testing is done annually. A surveyor from The Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) is required to carry out site surveys and install these devices.
Weather is always a factor where plumbing is concerned, and Canadian temperatures fluctuate from one extreme temperature to the other. In regions such as Ottawa that are subjected to heavy rainfall and flash floods, all property owners should inspect their plumbing. It’s not just to be in compliance or to save money, it’s a matter of health. The absence of backflow devices has the potential for contaminated water to be in your drinking supply which can call on a number of illnesses that could be avoided. If your property has incurred an amount of water damage, mold can be present, also a threat to your family’s health if not taken care of.
If you are unsure whether your home or commercial property is in compliance with these water safety prevention laws, or are concerned you already may have a health safety issue developing call John THE Plumber Ottawa – one of our plumbers will be over to advise you ASAP!
Our Ottawa Plumbers pride themselves on quality workmanship, as well as a commitment to customer service. We truly do carry every necessary tool and work quickly and efficiently: we will not take up any more of your time than absolutely necessary to resolve whatever your situation may be.
Don’t trust any Ol’ John to be your plumber; John THE Plumber Ottawa is who you want looking after your residential and commercial plumbing needs!
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