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Licensed Ottawa Plumbers & Drain Cleaning Specialists

Francis Plumbing, Heating & Cooling provides quality plumbing repairs throughout Ottawa and surrounding regions. As your go-to Ottawa plumbers, we understand that plumbing emergencies can strike at any time, and that’s why we’re here for you around the clock. Whether you need routine maintenance or assistance with a plumbing crisis, count on Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling for exceptional service. 

Since 1933, we’ve taken great pride in providing reliable plumbing services to homeowners in Ottawa and surrounding regions including Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Orleans, Gloucester, and Vanier.


Emergency Plumbing
Services in Ottawa

When you have a plumbing emergency in Ottawa, you need reliable solutions fast! At Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we understand the urgency of such situations. That’s why we offer after-hours emergency plumbing services because we know that plumbing problems don’t wait for regular business hours. Our dedicated emergency plumbers are available around the clock to address your pressing concerns and provide swift, effective solutions.


Plumbing Repairs

Address all your plumbing concerns with Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling’s expert plumbing repair services. Our experienced Ottawa plumbers are licensed and trained to address all your plumbing issues and restore your home’s comfort as quickly as possible. From common plumbing emergencies such as clogged toilets, leaking faucets, and blocked sinks to more complicated plumbing repairs including sump pump issues, frozen pipes and broken backwater valves, our team has you covered. Count on Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling for all your plumbing needs.

Clogged toilets often result from foreign objects being flushed, excessive toilet paper use, or underlying plumbing issues like venting or piping problems. Homeowners can try to use their plunger to resolve this issue however some clogged toilets are very stubborn and will require professional help, particularly if the issue persists.

When it comes to toilet repair services in Ottawa, you can trust Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling to deliver top-notch solutions. Our skilled team specializes in efficiently diagnosing and resolving clogged toilet issues, ensuring your bathroom functions smoothly once again. 

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One of the most common reasons for leaky pipes and faucets, such as a bathtub faucet leaking or dripping, is wear and tear on the seals, washers, or O-rings within the fixtures. Over time, these components can degrade, allowing water to escape and leading to a steady drip or persistent leak. 

As an expert plumbing company in Ottawa, we offer comprehensive leaky pipe and faucet repair services. Our skilled technicians are well-equipped to diagnose and address these issues promptly. Whether it’s a minor drip or a more significant plumbing repair, our team is dedicated to ensuring your fixtures function flawlessly. Count on us to deliver effective solutions that keep your plumbing in optimal condition.

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Clogged drains are caused by accumulated debris, grease, hair, soap scum, or foreign objects in your pipes. In kitchen sinks, grease and food particles are frequent culprits, while in bathroom drains, hair and soap residue commonly lead to clogs in bathtubs and showers. Ignoring clogged drains can result in slow drainage, foul odours, and even water damage. 

At Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we specialize in unclogging sinks and drains with our comprehensive drain cleaning services. Whether you’re dealing with a blocked sink in the kitchen or a stubborn clog in your bathtub or shower drain, our skilled team is equipped to efficiently diagnose and address the issue, ensuring your plumbing system flows smoothly once again. 

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Frozen pipes occur most often when a home’s heating system is turned off or down during the winter months, usually when homeowners are away on vacation or during power outages. When water freezes inside pipes it expands, which leads to pressure build-up and potential pipe bursting or cracking which leads to leaking. This can result in water damage, property flooding, and expensive repair bills. 

At Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling, our team of skilled Ottawa plumbers is well-equipped to address the challenges of frozen pipes. We offer comprehensive frozen pipe repair services to quickly thaw and repair damaged pipes, preventing further damage and costly consequences. 

Worried about frozen pipes? Call Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling today – Ottawa’s expert plumbing services.

Thanks to advances in modern technology, today’s, homeowners can rest more easily and be well-protected against floods with the installation of flood detection and prevention systems like NOWA360. Using wireless sensors placed around the home, and a motorized shutoff valve at your water main, the NOWA system constantly monitors for leakage at critical places around your home, and can instantly turn off the water to your home preventing costly damage to your floors, walls, electronics and other property.

Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling is a direct partner with NOWA and offers comprehensive consultations and installation of the full-line of these industry-leading systems. Our skilled team of licensed plumbers can help advise and guide your decision to protect your home with this state-of-the-art technology!

Sump pumps are essential components in many homes, particularly in areas prone to flooding including Ottawa, Ontario. These devices help prevent water damage by efficiently redirecting excess water away from your basement or crawl space. It’s crucial to install a sump pump when you experience regular basement flooding, live in a region with a high water table, or if your home is susceptible to heavy rainfall and water seepage. 

Pro Tip: If you live in a low-lying area in Ottawa where your basement floor drain is prone to city sewer backup you may qualify for a flood prevention device such as a sump pump or backwater valve where the City pays 50% to 100% of the cost of adding this device. – Learn more

At Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling, a leading Ottawa plumbing contractor, we specialize in flood prevention and detection including the installation and service of sump pumps.. Whether you need a new sump pump or a backup sump pump for added protection, our skilled team can ensure your home remains dry and safeguarded from potential water damage. Count on us for reliable plumbing repair and sump pump solutions to maintain a secure and dry environment in your home.

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A backwater valve, also known as a backflow valve or a sewage backup valve, is a plumbing device designed to prevent the reverse flow of wastewater from the municipal sewer system into your home’s plumbing system. Backwater valves are particularly useful in areas prone to flooding, heavy rainfall, or sewage system backups such as Ottawa and surrounding regions such as Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Orleans, Gloucester, and Vanier.

What many homeowners in the Ottawa region may not be aware of is that the city has three programs designed to help homeowners with flooding and sewage backup issues: the Residential Protective Plumbing Program, the Preventative Maintenance Program and the Residential Compassionate Grant. – Learn more

Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive backwater valve installation, repair, and maintenance services. Our skilled team of Ottawa plumbing contractors is experienced in ensuring the proper installation and functioning of backwater valves, providing a reliable solution to safeguard your property against sewer backup-related issues. 

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Plumbing Renovations

If you are looking for a reliable Ottawa plumber for your home renovation project contact the plumbing pros at Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling. With decades of experience, we take pride in seamlessly adapting older plumbing systems to new fixtures and piping, ensuring every job is done right and on schedule. Our team collaborates closely with you or your contractor, providing guidance through each step.

When our licensed Ottawa plumbers work on your home you can expect:

Call us today to discuss how we can help with your Ottawa plumbing renovation needs. 

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Marie-Claude Roy
Marie-Claude Roy
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We used Francis Plumbing & Heating in the fall to replace our hot water tank and furnace in the same week after a friend recommended them. The experience was very smooth, professional, efficient, and the jobs were done on time, cleanly and were well priced. We also just had our air conditioner die in the first heat wave of the season and did not hesitate for a second before calling up Francis Plumbing & Heating. Once again, they delivered with exceptional responsiveness, quality, and value. Every one we've dealt with from that first phone call to receive a quote, to working with admin for payment and scheduling, to the employees in our home doing the installation have been amazing; so polite and friendly, so knowledgeable and helpful, so hardworking and efficient. HVAC and plumbing jobs are never fun because they are inconvenient and tend to cost a lot but Francis Plumbing & Heating Ltd has made our experiences very positive! We 10/10 recommend them.
Kyle O'Donnell
Kyle O'Donnell
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We had a fantastic experience with Francis Plumbing. They replaced our hot water heater and did great work. Super professional, polite, and friendly. We were referred to them by a family member and would recommend them to anyone. Thank you very much for the excellent customer service and care. Adam was great at coming in, assessing our situation, and setting us up with the best hot water heater for our family's needs. The installation technicians, Jordan and Liz, came in same day and were as professional as can be. They communicated well, were respectful of our space, and did an incredible job on the installation. I would give 6 stars if I could
G G (theoldones)
G G (theoldones)
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Adam, Jordan and Kyle were professional and very courteous to deal with. Nice work they did hooking the tank up and providing me lots of home heating/cooling advice!! Plus they are clean too. We are very surprised at how well our new water tank works compared to our old one! Highly recommend Francis P&H
Piper Bernbaum
Piper Bernbaum
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We have used Francis Plumbing & Heating for three years now and have no regrets using them on each and every project. They are a stellar team of professionals I would 100% recommend to anyone looking for work to be done. They helped us on our new home to assess the plumbing, install outdoor faucets, get a new efficient water heater in, and to help us connect all our new appliances. We've had them back for furnace maintenance, new faucets, new toilets, etc. This week they installed a heat pump system for us and helped manage all the work to have an energy assessment for the available rebates. The new heat pump is amazing - quiet, efficient, and functions so well. The team at Francis is always friendly, kind, professional, and careful. They do clean work that is always really well managed, and they clean up fully after all their work. They are a fantastic group who communicates clearly, who let us know our options, and offer great financing too. We would work with no one else.
Louise Crosby
Louise Crosby
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Josh arrived early for our appointment, which worked perfectly for me. He was friendly, courteous and professional, explaining the repair when it was completed. He also helped me with another issue (clearing sink drains). We are very happy with Francis Plumbing!

Plumbing Maintenance
and Protection Plans

Preventative plumbing maintenance is a great way to ensure your plumbing fixtures work problem-free. Minimize costly plumbing repairs with a Plumbing Protection Plan!

Enroll in our Gold Member Plumbing Plan for just $9.99 a month, and enjoy the following benefits: 

  • Annual Whole Home Plumbing Inspection
  • 20% off on all Plumbing Services up to $1,000
  • $100 annual rolling credit towards a major HVAC product

Contact Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling – your Ottawa Plumbing experts – to learn more today!


Still need help? Call us now!

Remember, while some simple plumbing repairs can be handled by homeowners, it’s always advisable to consult a licensed Ottawa plumber for complex issues or if you’re at all unsure of how to tackle the problem. Our skilled team of Ottawa plumbers is just a phone call away, ready to provide prompt and reliable plumbing repairs, and emergency plumbing services throughout Ottawa and the surrounding regions.

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Plumbing FAQs

Yes, snaking the drain is a common method used to unclog toilets. A plumbing tool called a plumbing snake, toilet snake or auger is employed for this task. The snake is inserted into the toilet drain, and its flexible, coiled wire is used to break up or remove obstructions that may be causing the clogged toilet. It’s best to consult a trained plumber for this job as untrained individuals can damage the toilet fixture or drain pipe by using a toilet snake improperly.

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For minor clogs, an untrained individual can attempt snaking a drain using a small handheld auger or plumbing snake. This tool can be effective in breaking up simple blockages and restoring the flow of water. However, it’s crucial to exercise caution and follow all safety guidelines to avoid damaging the pipes. For more complex or persistent clogs, especially those deep within the plumbing system, it is recommended to call a professional plumber. Plumbers have the expertise and specialized equipment to handle more challenging drain issues, ensuring a thorough and effective resolution without risking damage to the plumbing system. Hiring a professional plumber also ensures that your problem does not recur.

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To unclog a blocked kitchen sink, start by removing any visible debris from the drain. Then, try pouring boiling water down the drain to break up grease and soap scum. If the clog does not clear, you can try using a plunger to create suction to dislodge the blockage. For more stubborn clogged kitchen sinks, it’s advisable to seek professional help to avoid potential damage to the pipes, sink or taps.

Pro Tip: Never pour grease down your drain.  Always keep your sink strainer in place and empty it regularly to ensure no solids like food particles find their way into your plumbing.

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To unclog shower drains effectively, start by removing visible hair and debris from both sides of the drain cover. Typically, these pieces can be removed by hand to expose the underside allowing you to remove any hair or other items that could slow or entirely block the drain. For more stubborn clogged shower drains or bath drains it’s advisable to consult a professional plumber to avoid potential damage to the plumbing system.

Pro Tip: Avoid using liquid drain cleaner products! Their corrosive chemicals can damage pipes and push blockages further down where they are harder to reach and could result in a much more expensive repair.

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Yes, we offer plumbing services in Orleans! Our skilled Orleans plumbers are ready to address all of your plumbing needs, ensuring reliable and efficient solutions for Orleans homeowners.

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Yes, Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling offers professional plumbing services in Barrhaven. Our team of experienced Barrhaven plumbers is dedicated to providing high-quality plumbing solutions to meet the needs of residents in the Barrhaven area.

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Yes, Francis Plumbing Heating & Cooling provides plumbing services in Stittsville. Our team includes skilled Stittsville plumbers who are ready to address a variety of plumbing needs in the area. Whether it’s repairs, installations, or maintenance, we are here to serve the residents of Stittsville with reliable and efficient plumbing solutions.

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Yes, we offer professional plumbing services in Nepean. Our team includes experienced plumbers in Nepean who are dedicated to providing high-quality plumbing solutions for residents in the area. Whether you need plumbing repairs or maintenance, we are here to assist with reliable and efficient plumbing services in Nepean.

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