It’s important to descale your system at least every two years. When you heat water, you leave dissolved solids behind. This creates a build-up over time in your water heater that can lead to lost efficiency and flow. It can even cause your water heater to overheat and then you could have to call in an emergency plumber for potentially costly repairs.
A System Descaler: This consists of a pump, a bucket, and some hoses.
Descaling Solution: A food-safe, biodegradable cleaning solution.
The Proper Valves: You must have the proper valves connected to your water heater in order to complete this process. If you do not have valves installed on your tankless water heater, be sure to give Best Plumbing or your local plumber a call.
If you are worried about completing these steps on your own, do not have the proper tools, or have any other plumbing concerns, contact Best Plumbing today. We are happy to assist you however we can.
There are a number of reasons you may need to replace a part of the plumbing system in your home or the pipes that connect out to the main road on your property. Though this may seem like a big project to take on, our experts at Best Plumbing are here to help you every step of the way. Here are a couple of the most common reasons you might need to have your home’s plumbing replaced.
Over time, pipes can become corroded. If your plumbing is not working well you might have some sort of build-up in your pipes. It could be rust, or it could be debris both from your home and the local sewer system.
If a pipe is leaking, you will likely need to have at least a portion of your sewer pipes replaced. If the leak is occurring within your home, you will want to have it dealt with as soon as possible. Leaking pipes can cause flooding, which can result in costly damage to floors and home furnishings.
Most people prefer to turn on their shower and see a rush of pressurized water. If the water pressure in your home is not as strong as it should be, you might need to have your pipes inspected and replaced.
If you are worried about the sewer line or pipes near your Seattle area home, contact Best Plumbing. Our plumbing experts have years of experience conducting a variety of plumbing projects including camera inspections, pipe replacements, and new pipe installations. If something is wrong with your plumbing, we usually start with a camera inspection. This allows our team to diagnose the issue correctly from the start. Give us a call today to learn more, or come visit our Seattle showroom.
It may still feel like winter is far off here in Seattle, but there is no better time than fall to winterize your outdoor faucets. No one wants to discover that their pipes outside have burst; the damage can be difficult to fix in the cold winter months, and these repairs can be costly. Depending on the style of faucet you have outside your home, this process can be surprisingly easy. Today on the blog we’ll go over some of the simple ways to ensure your outdoor faucets are winterized.
In the Seattle area, we recommend that you winterize your faucet in October. However, if you’re reading this and it’s December, don’t be afraid to follow these steps. As they say, better late than never!
If water is left in the copper pipe of your outdoor faucet, this liquid is prone to freezing when the weather gets cold. When this happens, the water expands, and oftentimes the pipe bursts. You probably won’t notice this during the winter. But, when summer arrives and you turn on the faucet to wash your car or water plants, water will leak out of the burst pipe instead of flowing steadily out of your faucet. You might see water behind your house, and your dry wall can get wet, which can cause damage to the exterior of your home.
Winterizing your exterior faucet or Hose Bibb is fairly simple.
If you have a frost-free Hose Bibb:
If you do not have a frost-free Hose Bibb, be sure to get a foam dome, and maybe wrap the faucet with a sock underneath the foam dome.
We generally recommend that all homeowners have frost-free Hose Bibbs installed if they are concerned about pipes bursting during the winter. Contact Best Plumbing today if you are interested in having this installation complete on your home.