Plumbing Services from the Experts in Ottawa

It can appear like any plumbing problem is a big problem and the warmer months bring their share of unique problems that end with a call to the plumber. From sewer line backups or garbage disposal damage from a corn cob or a watermelon rind, to a leaking washing machine or a malfunctioning sprinkler system—we’ve seen it all.  When you have the need for a plumber, we are here for you. What’s even better is that, just like all of our other services and products, any plumbing repair or other repair carried out by Francis Home Environment Service Experts is protected by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Leaks and Other Plumbing Repairs

One of the most received calls we take for plumbing services in Ottawa year round is leak detection and repair. With such a variety of different leak and clog-related issues that can happen in your home, preventative maintenance can go a long way. According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety®, there are a host of clues that might mean a plumbing leak, and being congnizent of that could help you handle the issue before it causes costly water damage: 

  • A higher water bill than typical could uncover a leak.
  • Pipes that bang loudly and constantly are a sign of concern.
  • Rust stains in your sinks or rust-tinged water may be signs of bigger problems.
  • Moisture on your floors or in your walls may point to a plumbing leak.
  • Signs of wet soil erosion near your home’s foundation could mean you have a leak.


Water Conservation with the Experts

By knowing how much water we use on average each day, we can find ways to conserve.

BATH: 36 gallons to fill the average bathtub

SHOWER: 2 to 5 gallons per minute, depending on shower head

TEETH BRUSHING: 1 to 2 gallons per minute of running water

HAND AND FACE WASHING: 1 gallon
 
SHAVING: 1 gallon

DISHWASHER: 6 to 16 gallons, depending on efficiency of model

DISH WASHING BY HAND: 8 to 27 gallons

CLOTHES WASHER: 25 to 40 gallons per load

TOILET: 1.6 to 4 gallons per flush depending on age of toilet

DRINKING WATER: half a gallon per person recommended

LANDSCAPE WATERING: 2 gallons per minute depending on faucet

Statistics from USGS Water Science School (https://water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-home-percapita.html)
 
All you have to do is call Francis Home Environment Service Experts at 613-317-2303 or request an appointment online and we’ll take care of all your plumbing and water heating needs. We even offer a Plumbing Maintenance Agreement to help you keep your plumbing system running as it should and to prevent potential problems, so you don’t have to worry about unexpected plumbing problems and potentially pricey damage to your Ottawa home.