If you have a garbage disposal for your kitchen sink, you know it can be a real time saver when it comes to cleaning up after a meal — if it’s maintained properly. Below are some great tips to make sure your garbage disposal runs smoothly. Keep reading to learn more from the experts at Best Plumbing!
Best Plumbing has been serving Puget Sound residents since 1968. Whether it’s helping you with a leaky faucet or installing plumbing for your commercial project, Best Plumbing is here for you. For more home plumbing tips and tricks, check out our blog or Youtube channel. We proudly serve the Seattle and Bellevue areas. Give us a call today!
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Seattle business and homeowners naturally want to get the best value for their dollar. In order to reduce costs, some people might consider using an unlicensed handy-worker who’s offering rock-bottom prices. While this might work for basic property upkeep, when it comes to plumbing, hiring an unlicensed contractor isn’t worth the money you might save up front. Here are the top reasons you should only hire a licensed plumber to work on your water and sewer system.
There is no guarantee that unlicensed workers will comply with state requirements and other industry standards. Because of potential health and infrastructure problems that can result from improperly installed plumbing, it is illegal for contractors to do plumbing work in Washington without proper licensing. If damage results from faulty work, you could be facing legal issues from tenants, neighbors, employees, clients or visitors. Using a licensed plumber will ensure that all plumbing work is done to code.
Messed up plumbing can result in an unsafe environment for all who live, work, or visit the property. A slow leak in a wall can aid in the undetected growth of hazardous mold. Damage from rot can ruin flooring or weaken the structural integrity of support joists. A broken sewer line can cause raw sewage to back up into your home or spill over onto surrounding properties. Using the incorrect pipe materials can introduce toxic chemicals to drinking water. A trained and licensed plumber will understand these risks and know what to do in order to keep everyone safe.
Becoming a licensed plumber involves specialized education, training under experienced technicians, and keeping up with state certification requirements. With this knowledge and experience, licensed plumbers are able to quickly identify and resolve your plumbing issues. They also stay up to date with industry developments that will help keep you safe and reduce water and energy waste. Moreover, they are eligible to be hired by bonded and insured companies, such as Best Plumbing, which can help protect you in the event something does go wrong with a job.
It’s hard to put a price on feeling relaxed and at ease during a home repair. Using an unlicensed contractor might save you money in the short term, but only at the risk of facing more costly problems down the road. Get the best value for your money by hiring smart and only working with a fully licensed plumber. To learn more, visit our website or contact the experts at Best Plumbing at (206) 208-0429. You can also check out our Youtube channel. We’ve been Seattle’s trusted local plumbers for more than 50 years!
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Running out of hot water is rarely a pleasant experience. Sometimes it’s just a matter of poor timing (for example, starting a load of laundry when someone’s in the shower). However, if you notice that hot water shortages are occurring more frequently, it could be time for a new water heater.
The two main causes for running out of hot water are either because your current tank isn’t large enough to support demand, or because your water heater is wearing out. Check out this post for common warning signs of a failing water heater. In either case, it’s a good idea to research newer models since you could benefit from increased energy efficiency. Another benefit is that newer water heaters can include monitoring systems to catch potential issues in order to keep operating at peak efficiency. You can determine the potential savings of different models by using this calculator available from the Department of Energy. Making sure that you have the right water heater system could save you hundreds of dollars a year.
With advances in plumbing technology, there are now a variety of new water heater systems to meet your needs. Some alternatives to the traditional storage tank model include:
The experts at Best Plumbing are available to answer all your water heater questions. Give us a call at (206) 208-0429 and set up a consultation! We’ll help you figure out a new water heater system to meet your needs and improve energy savings. We proudly serve Seattle, the East Side, and communities throughout King County.
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