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Faucets and Sinks
are both common items that plumbers are called out to service. Sometimes it’s to repair a broken faucet, or to upgrade a faucet to something better and more water efficient or maybe it’s to unclog the drain in the kitchen sink. Plumbing 4 Less is an expert in all aspects of faucet and sink replacement and repair.
Our services aren’t just limited to the faucets you have within your home, we can also service your outdoor faucets and taps as well. From winterizing your water lines to plumbing in an outdoor faucet for your garden we can complete all of your outdoor water faucet installations and repairs too.
If Your Faucet Is Broken and Leaking:
You need to turn the water off immediately. The shut-off valve is usually located beneath the sink. You’ll see two handles. One is for hot water, the other for cold water. They are usually clearly marked. Turn both knobs clockwise to turn them off.
Faucet and Sink Services:
- Faucet Installation
- Faucet Repair
- Leaky Faucet Repair
- Outdoor Taps and Faucets
- New Sink Installation New Shower Head Installations
- Bathroom Taps and Faucets
- Laundry Room Sinks and Faucets
Plumbing 4 Less are your Ottawa area faucet and sink plumbing experts. It doesn’t matter if you want something as simple as a new water saving kitchen faucet installed, a new shower head, or a new outdoor tap installed on your home or building. We can complete any type of faucet or sink repair or installation.
Winterizing garden faucet tips
Disclaimer: to ensure proper winter preparation you should always hire a professional to do this task and to make any necessary modifications or repairs prior to freezing weather. By following these directions the reader takes full responsibility for any and all subsequent consequences.
1)Go outside and disconnect everything from the outside faucet
Note: If you have a properly installed “frost-proof” hose bib you are done. One way to determine if it is a frost-proof: the handle will be round and vertical relative to the ground. Most (standard, not frost-proof, washer based) hosebib handles are at a 45 degree angle relative to the ground.
Most older homes do not have frost proof hose bibs. If that is your situation, keep reading.
2)Just inside the house (usually) from the hosebib there is a shutoff valve. It will typically be in the ceiling area. Turn it off (round handle – rotate clockwise).
3)Go outside and turn on the faucet.
4)Go back inside the house with a pliers and small cup or bowl to catch water. There should be a small cap on the side of the shut off valve. Use the pliers to remove it and the bowl to catch water draining out.
5)Put the cap back on the shut off valve on the inside of the house. If there is any dripping from the valve it is not closing completely (“bypassing”) and should be replaced.