High water pressure might seem desirable if you’re taking a shower, but it can actually be a problem if not closely monitored. High water pressure will not only drive up your water bill, but it can also put stress on your pipes and household appliances. That’s why the Best Plumbing team encourages Seattle area homeowners to know the warning signs and call in a professional if necessary.
Pay attention to the water that comes out of your sink and shower. Does the pressure seem particularly strong? Do you hear your pipes banging when you turn on a faucet? These are signs that your water pressure may be too high. One way to tell for sure is to buy a pressure gauge and install it on the faucet near your water meter. If the pressure is measured to be over 80 psi, it may be a hazard.
Too-strong water pressure can cause intermittent leaks in your plumbing system, which may become big problems if left unattended. In addition, varying or high water pressure can put stress on your washing machine, dishwasher, and hot water heater, shortening their lifespan.
If you suspect your water pressure is too high, you should contact a professional to help install a pressure regulator on your main water line. A regulator slows the flow of water to a consistent and reasonable pressure level. This will help lower your water bill, reduce stress on your appliances, and prevent leaks.
The Best Plumbing team is always here to help homeowners in the greater King County area. Whether you need to measure your water pressure or install a regulator, our experts can help you resolve the problem quickly and easily. Just give us a call!
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You may not have heard of a “waste and overflow,” but if you like to take baths, you should know that it is the system that makes them possible. The waste and overflow controls your bathtub drain, allowing you to fill your tub and empty it as necessary. Whether you want to install a new waste and overflow, repair an existing one, or just understand how it works, Best Plumbing can help! We provide a variety of services for waste and overflow assemblies.
The waste and overflow serves multiple purposes. The waste portion of the system is what drains used water from a bath. It is usually controlled by a triplever, which can be flipped to open or close the drain – thereby filling or draining the tub. The overflow half of the system is meant to prevent the tub from filling with too much water. If the water in the tub gets too high, it will drain via the waste and overflow system.
The waste and overflow is an L-shaped apparatus. The lower piece is the main tub drain, and the upper piece is the overflow drain. These drains are usually exposed and visible in the tub, while the rest of the system is enclosed. If you need to install or repair part of this enclosed system, it is best to call in a professional plumber who knows the different pieces and how they function together.
It’s easy to take waste and overflows for granted, but if you want to ensure that taking a bath doesn’t end up flooding your bathroom, make sure yours is in working order! For more information or help regarding waste and overflow systems, call Best Plumbing. We install, replace, and repair waste and overflows in the greater Seattle area. Contact us online today to schedule an appointment!
Have you been thinking of upgrading your toilet? Now is the time! If you choose a Premium 1.1 gallon-per-flush (gpf) toilet, you might qualify for a $100 rebate. Select a toilet from this list, and we can help you install it. Once you’ve purchased your new toilet, submit the Single Family Toilet Rebate Form along with your receipt to the local office in Seattle and you will receive your $100 rebate in the mail! Rebate applies to each toilet installed in your home.
Contact the team of experts here at Best Plumbing to provide and install the toilet model of your choice. Get started today and give us a call at (206) 633-1700. We proudly serve greater King County.
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Interested in learning what models we carry? Visit our showroom on Stone in Fremont to browse! You can speak with an expert technician or one of our design associates to learn more about your options and we’ll get you set to redeem your rebate.
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