During the spring melt, it’s common for Canadian homes to flood. Every year, countless homes will deal with water damage and pay thousands of dollars in damages and repairs. Many of these homeowners have sump pumps and feel safe, not realizing that they’re in for an unpleasant surprise. But if they have a sump pump, how do their homes flood?
Mold is an ever-present organism outdoors. It plays a vital role in decomposing leaves and other matter. It’s only when it grows indoors that mold becomes a problem. While scientists estimate that there are over 100,000 species of mold microorganisms, only black mold is said to be dangerous. That however, doesn’t mean you should be comfortable living with mold in your house.
It is a bit scary how often we get calls with people inquiring about how their gas water heaters work. The reason it’s scary is because when one is working with boiling hot water and gas the risk of scalding oneself and/or an explosion is present. It is clear to us at times that some of our callers really don’t understand how their heater works and truly requires a licensed professional to pay a visit and explain things for safety reasons.
From pop culture to technology, the western world is known for having a huge influence on the rest of the planet. However, while most of the civilized world has adopted the bidet as their toilet of choice, the trend has yet to catch on in Canada. This is surprising because the bidet is revolutionizing the way we use the toilet. No more need for toilet paper!
For many residents in Ontario finding a reliable plumber that offers quality services to fit their budget can be a challenge; this is why John the Plumber first began his business in Ottawa. Over the years, John the Plumber has expanded to provide unparalleled services to homeowners across Kingston, Ottawa, Barrhaven, Orleans, Nepean, and Kanata.
Hello Ottawa! Mother Nature has been awfully kind to us here in our Nation’s Capital over the 2020 winter season, and many homeowners are already dreaming about getting their pools up and running. Anyone who owns a pool knows there are many factors to consider to keep it running at optimal levels, and a pool heater is one of those factors.
. Here at John THE Plumber we want you to enjoy a long season grilling with your friends and family, but we also want you to do it safely. We decided to blog about the difference between the installation of portable and stationary BBQ’s so you understand their structures from a safety standpoints along with a few other safety tips.
If you have been noticing that your water pressure seems weaker than normal, or that clogs seem to keep recurring in your home, it’s time to call a plumber in to have a peek at your pipes.
If you did not invest in frost free hose bibs pre winter season, go down into your basement and make sure water isn’t already pouring out of anywhere BEFORE you turn the pipes on for the first time – believe us when we tell you that you will know right away if there is a burst pipe or not!