Sink Repair and Replacement

Time for a New Sink?

Sink Repair and Replacement

John The Plumber can fix every plumbing fixture, even the kitchen sink! In fact, our team of licensed plumbers has the know-how and experience to handle any sink! From bathroom sinks to the laundry room and utility sinks, indoor sinks and outdoor sinks, John The Plumber has you covered. When your sink is causing you trouble, don’t put it off! John The Plumber can schedule an appointment and repair sinks quickly and affordably.

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Sink drain repair, before and after, by John The Plumber

Sink drain repair, before and after, by John The Plumber


Sink Repair and Replacement Services

Drain cleaning

A slow drain can be caused by a variety of things! Common causes include a buildup of grease, oils, fats, hair, food particles, coffee grinds, eggshells, sediment, and anything else that finds its way into your drain. These things often accumulate at the bottom of your P-trap.

If you are finding that your sink is draining slowly, we have a plumber near you who can help with a proper drain cleaning! We will remove any semi-blockages manually with a plumber’s auger or blast out the blockage with a Hydrojet! After annihilating the blockage, it will flush smoothly down the rest of the drain system.

Clogged Drains

Clogged sinks and complete drain blockages are the results of a buildup in the drain, usually built up over an extended period. While a plunger will often do the trick, sometimes a professional is needed to prevent an overflowing sink.

John The Plumber will use the same techniques as a standard drain cleaning, which will remove the clog completely and leave the drain clean, without damaging the pipes like harsh chemical drains can!

Sink Drain Replacement

A leak under the sink when using water may indicate that your sink drain is leaking! Don’t worry, you don’t have to replace the entire sink! A sink drain replacement will do the trick! Whether your sink drain or sink strainer, is leaking or you want to replace it due to scratches or discoloration, John The Plumber can help. We come prepared with a variety of sink drains and strainers for any job. We’ll remove and replace the drain, stabilize, seal, and test it, and be on our way!

With our No-Leak Guarantee, you can relax knowing that we’ll take care of you before and after the job!

Faucet Repairs

Leaky faucets, noisy faucets, inconsistently flowing faucets, malfunctioning sprayers, and broken faucets are no good! Whether your bathroom faucets or kitchen faucets are malfunctioning, we come equipped to repair anything.

Call John The Plumber and when we finish the repair, your faucet will be as good as new!

Sink Stopper Repair

Everyone has encountered a broken sink stopper at one point or another. If your stopper is stuck, it’s usually as easy as disassembling the pop-up stopper, cleaning the stopper assembly, and adjusting the hardware. Usually, the problem is that the retaining nut is too tight, which prevents the stopper rod from sliding down.

Next time we’re in for your complimentary Annual Plumbing Inspection with our Peace-of-Mind Plumbing Program, we’ll repair it in no time! Otherwise, call any time and one of our experts will repair the stopper at your convenience.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure isolated to a single faucet usually indicates a blocked aerator or a clogged cartridge. This is simply a matter of disassembling the faucet and cleaning the components. This is a quick fix and John The Plumber is always happy to help!

Low water pressure in all of your faucets is another matter, but we’re still the local experts you can count on! If you’re tired of slow pouring faucets, give us a call and we’ll schedule an appointment at your convenience to increase your water pressure in no time.

Kitchen Sink Repair

Your kitchen sink is arguably the most important sink in your home! If you’re experiencing any issues with the sink in your kitchen, give John The Plumber a call! One of our expert technicians can help repair a kitchen sink drain trap, repair your kitchen sink drain, prevent and stop any leak under the kitchen sink, clean kitchen sink drain blockages, and replace malfunctioning water shutoff valves.

If you simply want a kitchen sink replacement, we’re happy to oblige! We can install any kitchen sink of your choosing, whether you’ve already purchased it or need us to bring it with us! We want to help, choose John The Plumber for kitchen sinks repairs and replacements!

Bathroom Sink Repairs

Bathroom sinks deal with a lot! With so much soap, shaving cream, and hair trimmings, they seem to clog all the time! Whether you need a bathroom sink drain cleaning, replacement, or to stop a bathroom sink leak, we’re here to help! If you’re renovating your bathroom and want to upgrade your bathroom sink with a bathroom sink replacement, trust John The Plumber to the task! We’re fast and efficient while providing proper plumbing services, saving you time and money!

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Drain Vents

Without drain vents or vent stacks, a vacuum in the drain pipe would prevent the flow of water and waste. We need drain vents to regulate airflow and help water flow smoothly, and to remove gas and odors!

When your plumbing air vents aren’t working properly, your drain system won’t work properly either. Gurgling noises, sewer gas smell, and slow drains often indicate that there is an issue with the plumbing vents.

Call John The Plumber and one of our technicians should be able to clear your drain vents in no time.

Plumbers Tips

How to Clear a Drain on Your Own

Avoid Drano and other harsh chemical treatments! Otherwise, you may need a plumber to replace drain pipes instead of clearing out clogs!

Try using a plunger! Plungers aren’t only for toilets. The force of the plunger and the vacuum created when plunging up and down will likely clear any sink drain blockages.

Try pouring half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of white vinegar into the drain. After 15 minutes, boil a kettle of water and pour it down the drain to flush it out.

A wire hanger can be used as a makeshift Plumber’s Auger. Strain the wire, and try to break the drain blockage.

Lastly, a Wet/Dry Vacuum may suck back or push out the sink drain clog.

Sink Tips

How to Prevent Sink Drain Clogs

Don’t wash beard trimmings down the drain. Use the stopper to block the drain, and vacuum it out to quickly and effectively clean the area.

Clear plates into the trash before washing them.

Wipe thick and sticky materials off of surfaces before you wash them.

Regularly flush out the drain with very hot water to help melt the soap.

Every few months, pour ½ cup of baking soda and ½ of white vinegar in the drain. After 15 minutes, flush it out with hot water.

Why Does my Sink Drain Smell?

Sink drains use P-Traps to block sewer gas from entering your home. P-Traps are drain pipes that bend low and come back up, which traps water in the dip and blocks sewer gas from entering your home. If the water escapes, via a leak or evaporation, sewer gas is free to enter the room.

In other cases, a drain blockage or semi-blockage may have occurred. A combination of gunk and food matter may be stuck in the drain and rotting, which may be releasing off-putting smells into your home.

In rare instances, bad plumbing or missing components may be contributing to a stinky drain. Call a licensed plumber, like John The Plumber, and an expert technician will get to the bottom of it!

Can Porcelain Sink Chips be Repaired?

You can hide chips in Ceramic and Porcelain sinks with Epoxy! Buy a Porcelain Chip Epoxy, scrub the chipped area, and apply the epoxy to the chip. Let it dry for 24 hours before using the sink, and be gentle around the sink for a week. After that, it should look great!

Sink Repair Questions

Why Choose John The Plumber?

John The Plumber has been serving Ottawa since 2006! We know all the ins and outs of your home’s plumbing system. Our expert plumbers are quick to identify problems and solutions. We’re in the business of building customer relationships. We’ll repair your water pressure issues quickly and affordably.

With John The Plumber you can expect:

100% Customer Satisfaction

Punctual Plumbers

We come equipped and supplied, ready to repair in one appointment

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Friendly Experts who take the time to help you understand the problem

Double the guarantee and warranty of the competition

Reviews and Testimonials

Plumbers Near You

Fast and reliable service. Ryley installed a new sink for us after we had counter-tops installed. He was polite and did the job faster than expected. Customer service with John The Plumber was easy and efficient, would use them again.

Review from Candace P, Ottawa

Plumbers Near You

Had them over twice just over a year ago. The first was for a drain issue in the basement. Then a month later to repair the drain and vent for our kitchen sink. Alistair did an outstanding job both times. Very clean repair / installation and left no mess. He explained everything, he was very polite, professional, and a great service plumber.

Review from Don M, Ottawa

Plumbers Near You

Very professional team, great phone support. Work done on my downstairs sink was quick and well priced! Thank you John!!

Review from Joshua M, Ottawa

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Peace of Mind Plumbing

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We’re now offering the Peace of Mind Plumbing Program. This program rewards our loyal customers with huge discounts on plumbing services, waived service fees, front-of-the-line booking, credits towards home appliance replacements, and so much more. Click Here to learn more about our new program, and find out how we can save homeowners and landlords money.

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Have Any Questions?

Do you have any questions about our services and how we can help? Don’t be shy! We want to help. Give us a call or submit a work request, if you would prefer. We’re here for you whenever you need us.

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