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.
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!
Here at John the Plumber we take pride in the role we play as plumbers providing families throughout the area with safe and efficient plumbing. In keeping with that thought, we felt it would be a great idea to show how plumbing in your home relates to your family’s water safety.
The two easiest signs that a problem has developed within your drainage system is when you hear gurgling noises coming from your drain and notice that it’s operating slowly. This situation isn’t very problematic and most people choose to ignore what they have seen and heard. Do not delay! The longer you ignore the issue, the more time the drain has to continue backing up, and you can wind up with severely clogged pipes.
Water should only ever flow in one direction into your home and never in the other direction. When excess water causes a pressure shift in your pipe, water can start to move backwards and flow into your main water supply. That poses the health risk of your drinking water being contaminated.
Fall 2019 has arrived right on time in Ottawa this year; change is in the air! This season gives everyone time to complete all the necessary preparations needed for the upcoming winter months, including shutting down your outdoor faucets and inspecting your home for plumbing maintenance.