Plumbing Expert in the Media

Want to give your audience expert advice about plumbing? Dave Smythe is available (schedule permitting) to provide insights based on his 17 years+ experience. You can see some of Dave’s past media appearances below.


About Dave

Dave is a plumber, writer, entrepreneur, and owner of DS Plumbing in Ottawa. He also does a podcast called the Home Owner Resource.

He has a number of home system skills under his belt. He is not only a journeyman plumber, he is also a:

  • Licensed gas fitter
  • Certified home inspector
  • Well technician
  • Cross connection certified
  • Backflow installation, testing, and repair.
  • Dave first apprenticed as a plumber in 2000. He not only earned great marks in college, he also won a Bronze medal in the Ontario Skills competition in 2002.

Dave lives in Ottawa with his wife and business partner, Wendy. They love to provide a loving home for their rescue animals.

Dave’s big dream: to be the first plumber in space.


Throughout his career, Dave’s gotten a lot of questions and solved a lot of problems for his customers. Now he’s ready to share his knowledge with a whole new audience.

  • There’s Nothing Sexy about Plumbing (Or Is There?) – The How-To Guide to Selecting a Plumber (Or Any Home Contractor) You Can Trust’ – Available at our location (coming soon to Amazon)
  • The Book on Personal Development: 3 Stages of Growing Your-Self  Buy It Now On Amazon >
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Dave’s Previous Media Appearances

Here are just a few of the radio and TV segments Dave has helped with.