Multi-family dwellings make up a large percentage of Seattle’s current construction boom. While necessary to help alleviate the city’s housing crunch, erecting a large apartment complex or multiple condos on what used to be parcel of land used for a single residence can lead to some significant plumbing issues.
One potential problem for new development is how to handle drainage. A rise in urban density also means a rise in urban storm water runoff, which can be a serious concern in the Emerald City. Because apartments and condos don’t have a yard to help absorb water, it’s important that they properly utilize storm drains and catch basins to effectively direct water to prevent flooding and property damage.
Another issue for new construction is making sure that the water and sewage demands of a mult-family unit don’t overwhelm the existing infrastructure. Seattle’s aging plumbing and sewage network has a colorful history, where the concrete or clay pipes used prior to the 1960’s can turn up in unexpected places. As you can imagine, attaching a modern apartment complex to a 70 year-old pipe is a recipe for disaster.
For these reasons it’s important to work with a plumbing expert who is familiar with Seattle’s water challenges and infrastructure. Locally owned and operated for the past 50 years, Best Plumbing is up to the task! Our expert team works with developers and contractors to plan and execute new construction plumbing solutions that are safe, efficient, and cost-effective. Contact us today by calling (206) 785-2360.
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This year we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of our company! It’s been an amazing journey made possible by the trust and loyalty of the greater Puget Sound community. We appreciate all of our customers and look forward to another great 50 years.
We started out as a small, family-owned, plumbing and parts store in 1968 and quickly became known for our extensive stock, friendly service, and plumbing expertise. In the 50 years since, we’ve grown into a Seattle institution for everything plumbing related. We offer 24/7 emergency repair, sewer and rooter services, residential and commercial plumbing installation — and much, much more!
In addition to plumbing services, we also have a beautiful showroom and a team of skilled designers to help our terrific clients select the perfect kitchen and bath fixtures.
Because of our Seattle roots, we’ve always been dedicated to incorporating eco-friendly plumbing practices into our business. As local leaders in water conversion, we work hard to provide our clients with green-friendly products and solutions that save money and protect our waterways. We are the “Trusted Authority” in dealing with unique plumbing challenges created by Seattle’s terrain, infrastructure, and environment. It takes a lot to surprise us these days.
We proudly remain a family owned business and maintain our founding principles of quality work, business integrity, friendly service, and unrivaled industry expertise. We continue to grow by seeking out talented individuals and offering them a supportive and exciting work environment with opportunities to grow, learn and advance. With such an amazing team, we’re confident that we’ll continue to provide the greater Seattle and Eastside areas with outstanding service for years to come!
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