Ottawa Plumbing Blog

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Plumbing Rebates Available from the City of Ottawa

There are now plumbing rebates for all of Ottawa – not just floodplain areas – so that you can install a sump pump, backwater valve, and other devices to protect your home from flooding.

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Charity Roundup Fall 2016

We had a great time this summer and fall helping out some local charities. We were sponsors of 3 golf tournaments to benefit several animal rescues and the Cadets as well.

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How to Winterize Your Outdoor Faucet

Here’s a quick video that will show you how to winterize your outdoor tap. This is important to avoid having your pipe freeze and burst.

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New! Same Cost Saturday Plumbing Services

If your weekdays are too hectic to fit in a plumbing appointment, we now offer Saturday plumbing appointments at our regular weekday price! You don’t have to take time off work to get that plumbing job done for you. Just book your appointment for 8 AM to 5 PM on the Saturday of your choice. Read this post for full details.

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Why Do My Pipes Make Noises?

Your plumbing can make all kinds of noises, but if they’re high-pitched or loud you may have a problem that needs fixing. This guide describes the most common noises and what causes them.

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Why Do My Drains Smell?

If you’re experincing a sewage-like smell coming from your sink or shower drain, there could be a couple of likely causes. In this post, we tackle how to figure out what’s going on and provide some plumbing-safe advice that goes beyond the usual DIY approaches.

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Why Does My Toilet Clog So Easily?

Does your toilet get clogged all the time when you flush? Looking for answers as to why? In this post we cover the 7 most common reasons that toilets can get clogged, including the easy fixes and the situations in which you’re better off to call a licensed plumber.