Frequently Asked Questions

How do I fix a leaking faucet?

Most modern faucets have a cartridge with “O” rings.  A leaking faucet means the “O” rings are worn and need replacement.   If you know the make and model of the faucet, have it handy before you call. We have access to all makes and models.

I have no hot water, what should I do?

Find out if your water heater is gas-fired or electric. For Electric Heaters: Check the breaker.  If the breaker is O.K. it is probable your element needs replacement. For Gas Heaters: If the pilot has gone out, relight it by following the manufacturer’s...
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What do I do if I have a sewer back-up?

We suggest calling a sewer cleaning company first.  These firms have the equipment to not only clean plugged sewers, but also to inspect them with a camera to determine if the problem is on your property or on the City side of the service connection.  If a sewer cleaning company...
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What can I do if I have a water leak?

Shut off the water at the nearest valve, or at the incoming water service (usually by the water meter).  Find the source of the leak.  Clean-up any standing water and put a bucket or other container to catch the leaking water. If you are unable to fix it yourself, call one of our...
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What do I do if my gas-fired furnace is not working?

Check the following: a. If you smell gas shut off the gas valve to the appliance and call All-Rite Mechanical or another plumbing company as this is a potentailly dangerous situation. We can send a gas-fitter to fix the problem.  b. Check that the thermostat is set to call for...
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Can I install a gas-fired water heater or furnace myself?

While some retailers sell gas-fired appliances direct to the public, the Canadian Gas Code requires that a gas permit be issued for any appliance replacement or installation and that the work be done by a qualified gas fitter. Gas permits are only issued to licensed and bonded gas...
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Why should I hire a professional plumbing and heating firm?

All-Rite Mechanical Ltd. employs professional installers qualified in accordance with provincial regulations.  We provide regular training for our employees to keep them up-to-date on technical matters, safety issues and code changes.  We warranty all equipment we...
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