Meet Your Residential Plumber in Ottawa, ON

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Ottawa has a semi-continental climate with a warm, humid summer and a very cold winter which makes residential homes susceptible to improper insulation during this icy season. This can be problematic if you don’t have efficient heating and humidifying systems in place. Low humidity can be brutal on your lines and is most noticeable when you see dried-up water lines.

Our plumbing system’s essential purpose is to keep us healthy, safe, and comfortable. It supplies clean water for consumption and cleansing while removing wastewater from our homes to keep us from disease and infection. But our plumbing system is more vulnerable than we think because anything can happen, from tree root infiltration to sewer damage or clogged main drain to burst pipe. Our experienced Ottawa plumbers offer reliable services and customer satisfaction, courteously bringing preventive solutions to you to keep you and your property safe.

If you need a residential plumber in Ottawa ON, you can count on our expert and dedicated team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Ottawa to fix any plumbing issues in your home. After doing an initial assessment and answering your plumbing questions and concerns, we will dive into potential warning signs and help you understand the causes and further prevent future plumbing issues. Taking immediate measures will keep you and your family safe from contamination and other chemical hazards. Our uniformed expert plumbers are licensed and insured, making us the most trustworthy and expert plumbing service company in Ottawa.

Your Residential Plumber for Drain Cleaning Services

Drain Cleaning

Your main drain and secondary drain lines are responsible for removing liquid waste from your home. Still, debris and other dirt create blockages that affect your pipes' overall functions over time. Recurring toilet backups, gurgling sinks, and sewer smells are merely telltale signs that could lead to serious problems in the future.

We want to remind Ottawa, homeowners, that plumbing emergency and maintenance services like drain cleaning and drain repair are necessary prevention methods to keep plumbing systems healthy. Plungers and snakes are temporary solutions that won’t clean your lines, unlike our HydroScrub Jetting device, which is a high-pressure water system that blasts away blockages deep down the drain, leaving everything spotless.

Before we perform drain cleaning, we typically inspect your pipes’ condition to ensure that they are in good shape and can handle the jet’s pressure. HydroScrub Jetting may not be suitable for older lines that have gone through several repairs. But your Ottawa residential plumber will give you all the information you need about alternatives.

What Causes Clogged Drains?

Slow drains in plumbing fixtures like showers and sinks might be a sign of alarm. Clogged drains don’t usually happen overnight and the vinegar, baking soda, and hot water trick only temporarily fight unpleasant odors and flush nearby sediments. Still, the initial clog will remain until you deal with it. There are various things you can blame for this stubborn clog; here are the most common contributors:

  • Hair
  • Soap (scum or residue)
  • Tooth floss
  • Wet wipes, paper towels
  • Solidified kitchen grease
  • Food waste

Other surprising causes that are responsible for clogged drains:

  • Tree roots puncturing lines underground
  • Cracked or burst pipes
  • Other foreign objects

We recommend having your household drains cleaned every year or two by your residential licensed plumbers. As the top choice, Ottawa plumbing company in Ontario homeowners can get away with perhaps two years if they take the necessary precautions to keep their drains healthy.

Residential Ottawa Plumbing Repair Services

Besides routine drain cleaning, we recommend a detailed inspection of your valves, fittings, and fixtures to ensure they’re in decent condition. It’s easy to take our plumbing system for granted because we rely on it every day when we take a shower or flush the toilet. Along with age, the daily use of plumbing fixtures will eventually result in wear and tear despite routine maintenance.

We offer a wide range of residential plumbing services. Whether you need plumbing emergencies, installations, repairs, or replacements, we guarantee to get it done right the first time.

Pipe Repair

Unnoticed plumbing emergencies and issues come in many forms and can cause catastrophic damage. One severe example is a burst pipe where you could lose over one thousand gallons of water within 24 hours. Or slab leaks could cause structural damage to your property. Check the joint areas and secure them temporarily with a plumber’s tape or compound while you wait for help. Depending on your residential plumber’s diagnosis, the permanent solution is likely a pipe replacement or pipelining. But sometimes, replacing the fitting will also solve the problem.

Other typical causes for damage include:

Clogs: A backed-up toilet or slow-draining sink spreading sewer gas smells indicate a clogged sewer line. A certified residential plumber needs to access your cleanout pipe (usually located outside) to release some pressure and make a diagnosis for a sink repair using a sewer inspection camera.

Frozen: When you don’t insulate your outdoor pipes and other fixtures, they can freeze. Frozen pipes only burst when water pressure flows through them in a rush.

Corrosion: Cast iron pipes in older homes are susceptible to corrosion. Unfortunately, these lines will only deteriorate further, making a replacement inevitable, and pipe lining is usually inappropriate.

Leaky Shower Head

Is a dripping shower head robbing your good night’s sleep? That’s not the only issue; you could lose hundreds of gallons of water over the course of a year if you haven’t paid attention to your water bill thanks to leaky pipes. The cause of a leaky shower head is likely a broken shower valve in need of a new faucet valve or cartridge. Unlike broken and leaky faucets, these mishaps could damage your drywall.

Water Heater Service

Water heater service.

We have all probably experienced an unexpected cold surprise in the shower one morning because our water heater, whether a tank or tankless water heater, failed to provide hot water. Water Heater Installation is another home unit we often take for granted, forgetting that they need regular maintenance due to age or sediment build-up over time. Other problems include the unit being too small to provide an extra person with hot water in the house. This is a job best left to your residential plumber. Ottawa ON homeowners can upgrade to larger units to manage their hot water tank reserves. Indicators of a malfunctioning hot water heater include plumbing leaks and screeching noises that call for repair or replacement. There’s additional information you can learn about water heater pilot lights.


Toilets are directly connected to the main sewer in your home, which means that leaks, cracks, or clogs are immediate signs that call for repair. Check the surface for cracks or if you have recurring clogs that neither a plunger nor a snake will fix. Depending on the type of broken toilet repair, tank parts like the fill valve or flapper often require repairs or replacement.

When in doubt about your sewer line, count on your Ottawa residential and experienced plumbers to identify the root problem and take care of a toilet installation or repair.

Plumbing Replacements

In some cases, repairs only provide a temporary fix. Your residential plumbing concerns are taken care of by the Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Ottawa team who always suggests the most cost-effective and long-term solutions that ensure your plumbing system is in top-notch condition. Long-term benefits mean high performance and longevity, so you can rest assured that no issues will arise any time soon. Replacing faulty plumbing parts like fittings or fixtures (e.g., faucets, sinks, tubs, and toilets) will give you peace of mind and fewer problems in the future. More complex jobs include pipe replacement, for which we offer trenchless methods.

What Are The Signs I Need Residential Sewer Repair?

The warning signs for sewer damage can be a daunting experience because other than worrying about our family’s safety, we think about costly repairs that will affect our lives. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Leave the complete diagnosis to your residential plumber. Ottawa ON homeowners are in safe hands because we offer ways to tackle unwelcome signs before they get worse.

If you notice any of these points, take immediate action:

  • Pipe Damage: This includes recurring backup problems in your drain lines or broken pipe joints or seals. Sewer line rupture is possible if your home is experiencing shifting soil.
  • Plumbing Fixture Backups: Watch out for gurgling, sewer smells, or a running toilet when your washing machine is on.
  • Draining Sewer Cleanout: Inspect the cleanout outside your home. We recommend unscrewing it to release pressure unless the water is spilling out, which confirms a clog. When unsure, call your residential plumber.
  • Sewer Line Belly: This is when debris accumulates in a specific area and triggers a sag.
  • Lawn Changes: Main drain problems include collapses and can cause your lawn to form an indentation or wet patches.
  • Tree Root Infiltration: If your sewer line is old and made of clay or other porous materials, tree roots will grow toward the water and eventually break into the lines.
  • Basement Flooding Damage: Your working sump pump drains excess water from the lowest point in your home. It's especially susceptible to damage after a disastrous storm, so you may require a sump pump repair and installation

The first step toward troubleshooting is to turn off your water supply and call your Ottawa residential plumber about safety precautions and the next steps before they arrive to fix the problem. We will get down to the bottom and prevent a plumbing disaster from affecting your home.

Preventative Plumbing Solutions

Plumbing repairs around the city are a specialty of your residential plumber. Ottawa ON has sensitive lines which are prone to humidity damage. Besides, many aren’t yet prepared for sudden cold waves in Ottawa. The polar vortex had tackled the province before by surprise and will likely do so again.

It’s daunting to learn about the signs and causes of damage, but don’t despair! Our residential emergency plumbing services got your back, but did you know that we offer preventative plumbing solutions to Ottawa homeowners? If you book your annual maintenance appointment with Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Ottawa, we will inspect your system for any damage and determine what will keep your home safe throughout the year. Our preventative solutions are designed to give you extra protection and help you stay on track.

Beat the Cold: We can help you install decent humidifiers that will greatly increase humidity in your home and keep your pipes safe during the dry and snowy season. Additionally, we can recommend our partners in the HVAC sector to inspect or install your furnace.

Prep the Pipes: Exterior lines will benefit from heat wraps that protect them from unexpected cold weather. They will help insulate the heat and keep your pipes safe. We also recommend you insulate your outside water meter.

Ottawa Residential Plumber for Emergency

As unpredictable as a plumbing emergency can be, our licensed team of technicians is some of the best professionals in the plumbing Industry and takes these matters seriously. Whether you have a runny toilet, sewer backup, or burst pipe, you can count on us to act promptly and efficiently, offering 24/7 emergency services that ensure you and your home are safe.

As your dedicated residential plumber, we never charge overtime for emergency fees because your safety is our priority. With our industry-leading treatments and solutions, we quickly identify any root problems and make sure you won’t have to experience that again.

What are the Advantages of Having a Residential Plumber in Ottawa?

Local and residential means a strong bond between our community and us. We don’t just want to serve our clients but also build a relationship where we trust each other. We aim to exceed your expectations by making your home a safer place with our certified professionals, excellent service, exceptional workmanship, and integrity.

Advantages Include

  • Priority scheduling
  • Transparent upfront pricing
  • Transferable agreements
  • Multi-site coverage
  • Periodic specials
  • Emergency services 24/7
  • High-quality tools and materials

Count On Your Ottawa Residential Plumber for Drain Cleaning Services and Pipe Repairs!

Whether you have a burst pipe or need a main drain inspection, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Ottawa provides quality and courteous service with excellent results. And best of all we offer upfront and transparent flat-rate pricing, with no hidden overtime charges. We use high-end technology for your plumbing solutions and are available 24/7 for any emergency needs. As an Ottawa property owner, you should do your due diligence for maintaining a safe and secure home. You can rest assured that you won't ever have to wait in line for reliable emergency service. We proudly serve Ottawa and surrounding areas, including Nepean and Orléans.

Give us a call today to speak with our friendly customer service representatives about your needs, preventative plumbing solutions, or commercial services. We are the most trusted licensed plumbing experts in Ottawa ON, for a good reason.

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