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.
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.
Blocked sink drains are annoying and can bring on some anxiety as we anticipate the water overflowing onto our floor. Stay calm; there are several processes you can try to unclog your sink on your own, and John The Plumber is here to advise you on exactly what to do.
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.