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July 6th, 2021

What is a frost-free spigot and why do I want one?

Garden hoses get their water from the same plumbing pipes as the rest of our household water but their tap or spigot is generally located on an exterior wall. There are different types of spigots...More >>

June 10th, 2021

A bit of water under the sink: should I worry?

When water starts to drip and puddle under the sink, it’s time to act. A big part of the worry that homeowners experience comes from not knowing whether the plumbing problem is serious or not....More >>

May 5th, 2021

My dishwasher isn’t draining fully: should I call a plumber?

If you find water at the bottom of your dishwasher after the cycle is finished, you may need to call a plumber. But there are a few things you can try first. Let’s look at...More >>

April 14th, 2021

How long does a hot water tank last?

Your trusty old water heater in the basement or utility closet doesn’t usually get a lot of attention until it starts acting up and you start to consider replacing it. As Gatineau’s plumbing experts, we’re...More >>

March 22nd, 2021

5 fuites de plomberie les plus courantes dans votre maisonmost common plumbing leaks in your home

Dripping water might not seem like a huge problem at first, but if left unattended, it can end up costing you a lot of time and money to fix. Dealing with plumbing leaks as soon...More >>

February 10th, 2021

Does your check valve meet your municipality's standards?

Check valves, sewer backup valves, backflow valves. No matter how you name them, these valves are mandatory in all Quebec residences as per the Quebec Building Code and the National Plumbing Code. Check valves prevent...More >>

January 7th, 2021

What to do at the first signs of frost in your pipes

Frozen water pipes cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home when they burst. Cold temperatures any lower than -6C put your plumbing at risk of freezing, and homeowners should certainly be cautious of...More >>

December 18th, 2020

When Should We Clean our French Drain?

When it comes to maintaining French drains or weeping tiles on our property, the old adage “out of sight, out of mind” does NOT apply. In fact, the very fact that these important drainage pipes...More >>

November 24th, 2020

Why Insurance Companies Ask to Change the Water Tank Every 10 Years

Hot water heaters don’t last forever and when they start to fail, homeowners can experience any number of symptoms ranging from the minor inconvenience of lukewarm showers or the major catastrophe of a flooded home....More >>