Winter is coming, and it’s approaching fast! Forgetting about winterizing your home and plumbing system can lead to discomfort and a lot of avoidable costs!
Mold is an ever-present organism outdoors. It plays a vital role in decomposing leaves and other matter. It’s only when it grows indoors that mold becomes a problem. While scientists estimate that there are over 100,000 species of mold microorganisms, only black mold is said to be dangerous. That however, doesn’t mean you should be comfortable living with mold in your house.
The hose bib – such a small device sticking out of your garage or outdoor walls; there’s not much to think about when you attach a garden hose to “the thingy in the wall” to turn on your sprinkler system throughout the warmer months. But come the colder months if left unattended these bibs can cause a host of issues for your home and cost you money you could have saved.
Our Company already offers 24/7 emergency services year round, and as part of Canada’s Community we are even more committed to help keep everyone safe and healthy at this time. Given that potential illnesses associated with mold stemming from water damage and flooding can cause flu like symptoms, we felt it may be timely and helpful to provide the public with some tips on flood prevention, as well as information on an important yet rarely thought of piece of preventive flood equipment found in many basements: The Sump Pump.
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.
The on demand water heater, also known as tankless water heaters have taken the water heating industry by storm over the past several years. Tankless water heaters have come to be seen as a solid long term investment due to their unique features in comparison to traditional tank water heaters. They are seen by many as the way of the future.
There are many factors to consider when installing a pool and keeping it running properly; a pool heater is one of those factors that needs to be taken into account. John THE Plumber holds a gas license and is equipped with a team of professional technicians; as many pools have heaters are gas operated, we thought we’d share some knowledge with you about gas pool heaters and factors you should consider in your decision making process.
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.