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.
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.