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10 Plumbing Issues in Bellevue, WA

May 10, 2017

In a perfect world, buildings would be connected to the water supply precisely and accurately, not to mention all the fittings would… well… fit! Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, especially when dealing with older structures or faulty equipment. The most frantic calls we get are from business owners or homeowners looking for an urgent repair. Some of them might even be wading in water by the time they call!

The issues we hear about are endless but we certainly hear of a few particular ones more often than not and that’s why we’ve put together this list of the Top 10 Plumbing Issues In Bellevue, WA. Who would you call? Remember what they say… “The best time to fix a leak… is right before it starts”, so make sure you have The Plumbing Joint in your address book or on your contact list today!

  1. Clogged Drains
  2. Toilet Rebuild
  3. Faucet Replacement
  4. Water Leaks
  5. Garbage Disposal Replacement
  6. Hot Water Tank Replacement
  7. Water Service Repair
  8. Shower Valve Repair/Replacement
  9. Back-Flow Test
  10. Water Filtration 

Clogged Drains – Excluding the nightmarish issues around toddlers and toilets, clogged drains are incredibly common and incredibly frustrating. Even the most conscientious steward can sometimes get careless about what goes down the drain, especially in kitchens.

Toilet Rebuild – Ok, this might be where the “nightmarish issues around toddlers and toilets” come in. Although there are quite a few reasons why that intimate relationship you have with your toilet can temporarily evaporate. Whether it’s the water line, the tank assembly, or the bowl, we can help. Sorry, you have to keep the toddler.

Faucet Replacement – Believe it or not, one of the more common causes of faucet leaks can be from turning it on and off with a little more brute force than necessary but, of course, issues can arise for a multitude of reasons. One being the sheer desperation to replace that 1970’s guest bathroom faucet sporting bright gold hardware and clear plastic-shaped-diamond-knobs; you know the ones we’re talking about. In any case, …we’ve got you covered.

Water Leaks – This one is a biggy. Water leaks can show up for many different reasons and have quite a vast array of ensuing devastation. A flood in your basement is no joke. Not only can we help with repairs, we can help ensure that it never happens again. No job is too big or too small…or too wet.

Garbage Disposal Replacement – In our opinion, a good garbage disposal should be able to handle all the celery, artichokes, and potato peelings it can swallow but unfortunately that’s not the case. No matter how great your garbage disposal might be it just can’t eat a chicken carcass. But if you forget, we’re just a phone call away.

Hot Water Tank Replacement – Regrettably, a leaking water tank can’t always be repaired due to the likelihood that rust damage has occurred. This means that they often have to be replaced. The sooner you discover any issues with your hot water tank the better. We recommend keeping track of its age by referencing the 2nd and 3rd numbers of the serial number (this will tell you what year it was manufactured). You should also look out for rusty water, rumbling sounds, & non-bladder producing water puddles.

Water Service Repair – Have you ever been blindsided with a huge, unexpected water bill? Maybe you’ve come across some soft spots or even puddles in your yard? These are pretty big indicators that you likely have a water line issue. Before you break out the kayaks and sign over your kids’ college savings to the water company, give us a call, we’ll get it handled for you.

Shower Valve Repair/Replacement – When you’re all soaped up and ready to rinse just as the pleasantly steaming water turns to an unexpected bitter cold, it’s fairly clear you have a valve issue. Hard water can cause mineral build-up that can keep your shower valve from working correctly and smaller parts like 0-rings, can get brittle with age. If you need some help, give us a call…when you are out of the shower… and dry…and preferably wearing clothes.  

Back-flow Test – No one wants to drink nasty contaminated water, especially since we all know that’s where zombies come from. The back-flow device is the part of your plumbing system that protects your drinking water along with the cities’ water supply. Many cities now require that your back-flow device be tested on a yearly basis so not only can we install this device, we can certify it as well.

Water Filtration – To further avert the rare zombie conversion, water filtration systems are designed to remove any leftover impurities by minimizing the potential contamination of water using a fine physical barrier like a carbon filter, through a chemical process, or through a biological process like reverse osmosis. These systems are very handy to have but they are not fallible, which is why they’re on our list and why we’re so good at fixing them.

Whether your problem comes from one of these on our top 10 plumbing issues in Bellevue, WA or not, we can certainly help. We will always have an extensive list of services available to you in Bellevue, WA. If you find that your problem is discovered after normal service hours, no problem, we’re here 24/7 and with our state-of-the-art dispatch system, we’ll be at your side in no time! You can trust a business who has been around for over 40 years, you can trust a company that makes your problem their problem. You can trust The Plumbing Joint.

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