Top ten plumbing tips

Our Top 10 Plumbing Tips

How many times have you found yourself scrunching up your nose to deal with a plumbing blockage or clog? Our tips will help you prevent as many plumbing problems as possible. We’ll handle the others.

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How to Prevent Basement Flooding

Flooding is a big problem for homeowners, particularly with Ottawa’s ever-changing weather. We have some tools and tips to help protect your home from flooding and to keep your basement from turning into a water feature.

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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.

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Bathroom Renovations and Your Plumbing

Who doesn’t dream of getting the perfect bathroom? Before you start designing, however, you need to be aware that if you don’t think ahead, you can run head first into a plumbing situation. This post guides you through some of the most common plumbing issues people run into when doing bathroom renovations.

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Before You Try DIY Plumbing Read This

So you think you might want to take care of that plumbing job yourself? Check out our skills and knowledge list and you may reconsider. Plumbing is often dirty, difficult work and it really needs to be done right to avoid damaging your home – and damaging you.

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Troubleshooting Common Toilet Issues

DS Plumbing is a great resource for getting educated on common toilet issues that you could repair yourself. Ever wonder why your toilet mysteriously flushes? Learn more about “ghost” flushing and how to troubleshoot other common toilet problems.

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Kanata Air Cadets Sponsorship Award

DS Plumbing Sponsors Kanata Air Cadets

The Air Cadets do so much to help kids who participate learn valuable skills that prepare them for the challenges of adult life. It’s also a lot of fun too. We’re proud to sponsor this organization, and were thrilled to receive a plaque from them at a recent ceremony.

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How Plumbing Saves Your Life

I bet you didn’t know that your humble plumbing saves your life each and every day. In many parts of the world, people so not have access to safe water to drink and proper sanitation, and fall victim to diseases. We created this infographic to share some important statistics with you, and let you know how you can help.

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Toilet Seat Up Or Down? Ready, Set, Fight!

It’s a battle that has raged since the toilet was invented – should the seat be left up or down? DS Plumbing rolls up its sleeves, looks at the facts, and possibly adds fuel to the fire – as if this issue needs any!

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