You may have received a notice in the mail from the city of Ottawa requiring your business to install a backflow preventer for their Backflow Prevention Program. We are sure that the terms used are not ones that the average small business owner are familiar with. So we at John the Plumber Ottawa thought we may write a useful blog for you to help explain.
Ahhhhh Summer is in full swing Ottawa and the folks here at John the plumber Ottawa have some great summer plumbing tips for you. You may not think that your plumbing should be attended to in the summer but there are many little things that any homeowner can do to ensure that things run smoothly.
We often get phone calls at John the Plumber Ottawa from people in a panic because they are having major plumbing issues. Sometimes water is pouring out of the ceiling, other times a toilet flooding. Basements are another panic phone call, and rightly so. Water can quickly cause severe damage in your home. A phone call to a local plumbing company in Ottawa is the right thing to do.
Staying calm during a plumbing emergency is very difficult to do. Often water is spilling out everywhere and you are watching your home get ruined by water damage quickly. Unfortunately, water damage can also cause problems later on, like mold and dampness throughout the house. Insurance premiums go up and coverage may be minima. Don’t panic! Call the good folks at John the Plumber to help you out with all your emergency plumbing needs.
John the plumber Ottawa here. One of the questions we are asked often is what is a backflow preventer and do I need one in my home? This is a question that most homeowners will need a bit of assistance with, and we are here to help.
The city of Ottawa is has begun a backflow prevention program to protect the drinking water quality by making sure that the appropriate backflow prevention devices have been installed and inspected on private property in the Ottawa area.
If you live in an area like Ottawa you know we get some extreme temperatures in the winter. With these temperatures you run the risk of pipes freezing in your home. If the water in your pipes does get a chance to freeze it can cause the water to expand by up to 10% and this pressure can cause your pipes to split or even burst.