As we open this winter season, we have encountered many a homeowner that feels they keep running out of hot water quickly, but aren’t able to invest in a bigger water tank. This lead us to write this blog and explain you may well not require a bigger tank to receive the amount of hot water you want daily; all you have to do is install what is called a “Thermostatic Mixing Valve”.
Spring is probably the most welcome time of the year. Most of the snow is either melted or it’s getting close, the temperatures outside has started to warm up and the roads are no longer full of that salt and sand grit that mucks up your foyer all winter. Spring is a season known for cleaning and freshening one’s home; it’s also a good time to do look over of your house see if you have any plumbing issues that need to be cleaned up as well.
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.
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.
John the plumber Hamilton here with some more summer plumbing tips that we want to offer our customers. We’ve already written a blog about some of the more common summer plumbing issues you may encounter. Here are some other tips and tricks from the pros. Think of this as proven preventive maintenance!
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.
So what is the lifespan of a residential hot water tank? Well this depends on many things. The first one are the properties at the hot water tank itself; is electric or gas? Tankless or tank? What is the size? How many people live in the house and what kind of use does it get (this is a big one!)
It’s time for a new hot water tank? This is something that tends to worry many homeowners; hot water tanks are a large expense and they often come at inopportune times. If you know that your hot water tank is quite old, say over 12 years, it may be a good time to think about swapping it out for a new one.