While it’s not the most glamorous part of homeownership, maintaining your side sewer is a crucial responsibility that you don’t want to let fall under your radar. Many homeowners, especially first-time homeowners, may not know all that is involved in keeping your side sewer functioning properly. Luckily, the team here at Best Plumbing can help. We’ve put together a list of some to-dos as well as recommended best practices when it comes to your side sewer.
First and foremost, be sure your new home has had a proper inspection and that there are no red flags that could leave you with an unwanted mess inside your home. If there are issues to fix, trust the team here at Best Plumbing to get the job done right. We are experts in the field and depending on the type of issue, can work with minimal disruption to your life. Take a look at how Best Plumbing completes a trenchless sewer repair.
Our kitchens work overtime in family homes, especially now when we home more than ever. Be careful with what you put down the grain and avoid grease, oil, or material that would potentially create a blockage. If you don’t have a garbage disposal, be sure to use drain strainers to avoid anything falling down the drain.
In commercial spaces, maintaining a grease trap is important as the quantity of fat, oil, and grease generated by a kitchen can be substantial enough to cause problems. Best Plumbing services both Seattle homes and businesses, so call us for all your needs!
Summer is the perfect time to spruce up the yard and do a bit of landscaping. However, keep in mind that certain types of plants, mainly trees, can have complex root systems that could damage your pipes. Before you start, know where your sewer lies and make sure not to dig near it in case you damage the pipes in the process. Map out the route of your side sewer and avoid planting trees near those lines.
When homeowners are experiencing drainage issues, they often jump to think about what they put down the drain as the culprit. However, the root of the problem may well be caused by the roots in your backyard. Don’t distress! With the help of a professional team, roots can be removed and pipes can be repaired.
Instead of pouring harmful chemicals like Drano down the sink every time the water is slow to drain, invest in a professional cleaning to make sure your issues are fixed before they accumulate. Regular drain maintenance will save you a lot of money and pain down the road.
Best Plumbing proudly serves the greater Seattle area. Contact us today for an inspection, repair, or replacement!
While summer is around the corner and we won’t be needing our heaters for a little while longer, Best Plumbing wants every homeowner to be prepared for the cold months before they arrive. There are many types of heating systems that you can invest in, but today we’d like to teach you more about radiant heating and how it works.
Radiant floor heating is a method of heating your home that uses electric coils or water-heated pipes beneath floor boards to provide warmth throughout a room rather than from a heating unit. This allows heat to be distributed and radiate from the floor up.
This type of heating works for any room in your home. It is a popular choice for bathrooms where floors are typically tile and colder underfoot. However, it is also a good choice for bedrooms and living rooms.
Beyond the added comfort as you walk around your home, radiant heating can also be a more efficient heater than traditional forced-air systems. Efficiency is better for the carbon footprint of your home as well as the utility costs you accrue each month. If you are looking to save money and install an eco-friendly heater in your home, ask us more about radiant heating.
Depending on the style of your floors and size of room, radiant heating can be expensive to install and operate. However, we can recommend complementary floor styles that work well with radiant heat.
The two main types of radiant heating systems are Hydronic and Electric which rely on water-heated tubes or electrical coils, respectively, beneath a subfloor. Hydronic systems can link to the water heater you use for the rest of your home and you do not need another tank to supply the home’s heat. Electric radiant heat is easier to install, but is better for smaller spaces.
Contact the team at Best Plumbing today to learn more about radiant heating for your home! We proudly serve greater Seattle, Everett, and the East Side.
These days we are all spending more time at home, and maybe spending more time noticing what’s wrong with our homes. While it might not be the right moment to tackle a full-room renovation, there are a handful of projects you can accomplish. The team at Best Plumbing is available to help with all types of projects or installations, and we are here with a list of projects you might want to consider.
We are all seeking comfort wherever we can find it. Don’t settle for poor water pressure! A new shower head is easy to install and can help you relax more every day. Not only that, but an eco-friendly shower head can reduce your water usage and the cost of your water bill each month! Our showroom will be open June 1, 2020 by appointment only and you can browse the many variety of fixtures we carry to complete your project.
Many leaks are easy to catch and simple to fix. However, it’s important to address any potential risk in a timely fashion. Examine your faucets, toilets, and bath fixtures for signs of leaks such as dripping or running water, mold growth, or discoloration on walls or ceilings that might be water stains.
One way to assess if you have leaks in the home is to monitor your water meter. Designate a few hours in the day when you won’t use any water and take note of the level it starts at. If you compare the reading later in the day and the level has changed, you may have a leak lurking in the home.
If you have a leak that is out of your control to fix, the trusted team here at Best Plumbing is still serving the community and would be happy to help. We adhere to social distancing guidelines and will be in and out of your home at no stress to you.
While mold growth may occur due to a leak in a bathroom, bathrooms are also a high-humidity area of the home and are susceptible to mold and mildew even when things are working properly – especially if you have windowless bathrooms. However, one way to prevent harmful mold from growing is to properly caulk gaps around your bathtub and shower. Mold grows in small spaces that trap moisture, but by properly caulking the area, you will block out any opportunities for mold and mildew to grow.
Mid-level plumbing projects such as these can be completed by someone with plumbing experience, but it is always best to trust a professional. We guarantee the job will be done right and will last for a long time. Contact the team at Best Plumbing and let us know how we can help, or take a look at our blog for more information on other projects you’d like to start while you’re at home.