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Know Your Plumbing Pipe Types

There have been a lot of different pipe materials used in the plumbing industry over the years. Some of these materials, such as galvanized metal, have proven not to be suitable for plumbing and it’s recommended that you have them replaced. Here are the three of the most popular choices used in Seattle indoor plumbing […]

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Plumbing Tips For Summer Traveling

Before heading out on your summer vacation, make sure to follow these four quick steps to save money and help prevent the likelihood of coming home to an unpleasant plumbing surprise. Keep reading to learn more! Water Heater Turn down the water heater temperature before you leave on your trip. There’s no point in paying […]

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Sewer Line Repair — A Thank You Note

The Best Plumbing team received a lovely handwritten note from a satisfied customer after we helped them resolve a problem with their city sewer line! Dear Sir: I just wanted to drop you a note and express my appreciation and gratitude for David Jenkins’s professionalism and sincere dedication in counseling me through a successful outcome […]

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Best Ways To Unclog Your Drain

When faced with a backed up drain, you might be tempted to reach for a liquid drain cleaner — but think twice before you resort to pouring chemicals down your sink! Liquid drain cleaners can damage your pipes, are hazardous to your health, and might not even work depending on the nature of the clog. […]

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Summertime Sewer Problems

With schools being out, people enjoying vacations from work, and friends coming over to visit, it’s likely your plumbing and sewer lines will be getting more use over the summer. Here are three common plumbing issues that people encounter in the summertime and tips on how you might avoid them. Keep reading to learn more! […]

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Preventative Plumbing Maintenance

While it’s easy to overlook plumbing until something goes wrong, smart homeowners will establish basic plumbing maintenance habits to make sure they spot and resolve small issues before they become major problems. Here are four things you can do to stay on top of things! Inspect for Leaks It’s a good idea to occasionally walk […]

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What To Do If You Find A Leak

The last thing you want to do if you discover a leak is ignore it. Even what might appear to be a small leak can result in significant damage if water is allowed to soak underneath your walls and floors for a prolonged amount of time. Here are four steps you can take to prevent […]

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Why You Should Inspect Your Sewer Line For Roots

While Seattle’s trees might bring joy to your heart, their roots can play havoc on your pipes. Over time, the integrity of your sewer lines can be compromised by roots, causing cracks and blockages that can lead to a sewer backup. Root systems are made from large roots that provide support and stabilization, and smaller, […]