COVID-19 Update

*updated March 17, 2020 At Out of This World Home Services the safety and well-being of our Team Members, our Customers and our Community are our top priority. Rest assured that we are actively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking precautionary measures to help keep our communities safe. To help with prevention, we…

Hot Water Is Suddenly Too Hot For Person Living In Ottawa

Why Is My Hot Water Suddenly Too Hot?

“Ouch! Suddenly, my hot water is way too hot!” Here’s a plumbing problem that is not just annoying and inconvenient but also dangerous, in two crucial ways. First, unexpectedly hot water coming out of your faucet or showerhead can cause serious scald burns. This is especially hazardous to family members who may be insensitive to…

Toilet Flushing On Its Own in Ottawa

Why Does My Toilet Keep Flushing On Its Own?

What’s that noise from the toilet? Does it mean you have a problem with phantom flushing? We’re not talking about the latest “Ghostbusters” film, but the uncanny experience of hearing your toilet flushing on its own. There’s no shame in admitting that you may be a little spooked. Phantom flushing (also known as “ghost flushing”)…

Do I Need A Backwater Valve?

A home plumbing system is a complicated weave of pipes, valves, drains and vents. Most of the time, we don’t think to inspect our plumbing (or wouldn’t know what to look for), that is until it results in damage to our home. We’re more or less forced to trust that our pipes will hold up…