One of the most important pieces of home maintenance to be aware of is your side sewer. While it’s a big responsibility and problems can be costly, there is a local team of experts that is here to help if anything comes up. Let’s take a look at the basics of your sewer and some common issues to be aware of.
The city of Seattle manages the main sewer line, it is up to every homeowner to maintain and repair the individual line that connects to your home. These pipes are typically under the yard and set up to promote easy flow to the main sewer line, but the pipes themselves aren’t very wide. This means that depending on how you treat your pipes inside your home, you could end up with a blockage that is your duty to fix. For example, hygienic wipes that are flushed down a toilet can easily get stuck on the way to the sewer line and begin blocking the pipe. Small clogs will create problems like slow drainage but larger issues can actually cause wastewater to come back up the pipes into your sinks, showers, or tubs.
When buying a home, be sure to have a professional inspection of the pipes and side sewer to know if there are any hidden issues that might reveal themselves with time. Cracked, broken, or clogged pipes should be fixed immediately as the development of the problem is more costly than fixing it from the get-go.
Clogged drains that haven’t caused major backups can be fixed by a process of hydro-jetting. A hydro-jet uses water pressure to break up obstructions and clears the pipe.
From the kitchen drain to the sewer line, keeping drains clean is incredibly important. Best Plumbing rooter services are an easy way to maintain the health of your pipes and clear out any clogs
If the issue in your sewer has caused your pipe to burst or leak, it’s time for a complete repair. Luckily, we have trenchless repair options to minimize the impact on your home and yard. Our main methods are to pull a brand-new pipe through the existing one, use epoxy to line the damaged section of pipe, or use a PipePatch to repair short sections of pipe that are difficult to dig up. During a sewer inspection, our expert can let you know which is the best for your situation.
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This is one of the most common issues that homeowners will encounter. More often than not, this is a small issue with the flapper not closing properly and allowing water to continuously leak from the rank to the bowl. However, there may be a few other culprits at play. The toilet pump will have a plastic balloon attached to indicate when the tank is full. If the float is set too high, this could result in a running toilet. Lastly, there might also be an issue with the chain that attaches the flapper to the flush lever. If you’ve checked all these and still have a running toilet – call Best Plumbing and have the experts check it out!
Nobody wants to walk into their bathroom and find an odor that doesn’t belong indoors. Sewer smell in the home is concerning and you’ll want to make sure that your drains are working properly. First, use a flashlight to check that your sewer is not backing up into your shower drain. You can also run the water and watch as it drains to tell if there is something slowing it down. If you have loose pipes or cleanout caps, this allows for space where sewer gas can enter your home. These fixes can be tricky to locate, so we recommend calling a professional to assess the issue.
At the end of a long day, most of us like to unwind with a warm shower. However, if you step in and the water falls out of the showerhead rather than streaming out as it should, you may have some issues that need a solution. For example, sediment build-up on a faucet can obstruct the flow of water. A simple pipe cleaning should do the trick, but if it keeps happening even with a clean fixture, you may have a different issue on your hands. Leaks or worn-out pipes can also cause low water pressure as the internal parts to stop functioning as they should. In this case, it’s best to replace the pipes altogether.
These are just three of the common issues we hear about in homeowner’s bathrooms. To learn more about how we can help solve problems, contact the team at Best Plumbing here!
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.