Not much longer now and cold November rain will turn into a winter deepfreeze. Winter is one of the premiere times to expect something to go wrong with your home and that includes plumbing issues with your pipes.
Noise from your toilet should never be ignored; it is a signal that something is wrong, and ignoring it can make the situation worse and more expensive. So, we decided to share with you some “toilets sounds” in order to aid you in assessing what the issue could be.
If plumbing is not something that you are familiar with, you may be confused if you have received a notice in the mail from the City of Oakville requiring you to install a backflow preventer for their Backflow Prevention Program. Here at John the Plumber Oakville we want to help you understand what it being asked of you and why, and thought we would write this blog for you to help explain what backflow prevention is all about.
Albeit other areas of Ontario traditionally experience more extreme winter temperatures, it would appear Mother Nature has plans for you as well this year Oakville. We have noted your weather predictions; it states you are in for more snow and cold than normal.
It’s important to remember all things that aid in the running of your pools and sprinkler systems all summer long, two of them being your outdoor pipes and their faucets. The weather in general is not what is used to be (more predictable), and here at John the Plumber we feel it’s critical that you have access to this fall checklist to avoid frozen pipes and ultimately expensive water damage once the cold hits Oakville.
As another hot summer ends in Oakville, our office is well prepared and waiting for the phone to begin ringing as it does every year at this time to inquire about sump pumps. Autumn and spring experience heavy rainfalls and run-off in this area, and we get a flood of calls (pardon the pun!), with the W-5 on sump pumps and how they work.
There are many different types of drainage systems in Oakville. Often it can be challenging to figure out what is best for your home depending on where you live. On top of it, the large majority of home owners that call John The Plumber Oakville are not plumbers themselves, and as a result plumbing terminology can present further confusion.
John The Plumber is a business that receives panicked phone calls on a regular basis; water literally pouring out of ceilings, toilets and basements flooding – it happens allll the time. First thing we can tell you is that calling a local plumbing company at a 911 pace is the best thing you can do. Water can cause severe damage in a short amount of time, not to mention the possibility of health risks it can pose such as contaminated water and mold. To aid you in determining how serious your issue may be, we’ve outlined four issues you may encounter that qualifies as a plumbing emergency.