March 7, 2012
One of the most widely used and cost effective new plumbing solutions to hit the market in decades is pex plumbing. Pex tubing is plastic plumbing pipe that is perfect for residential use. It’s easy to install, cheaper than traditional copper plumbing, and has a great track record when it comes to performance. It is presently one of the most commonly used plumbing materials in new home building, making it the perfect choice if you’re looking for a functional, cost effective, solution to replacing or installing plumbing in your Seattle home.
Pex Tubing is the Best Buy on the Market
Perhaps the greatest draw to using pex pipe for your plumbing needs is cost. From materials right on down to installation, it is hands down the most cost effective plumbing an Seattle homeowner can buy. It’s cheaper from the get go from a materials standpoint, and because it can be installed in longer, flexible, lines, using less fittings, you’ll also save on the extra fixtures and fittings that copper plumbing requires. And when it comes to installation, there is no comparison. The flexibility, light weight, and easy fitting of pex tubing drastically cuts down on the time it takes to re-plumb a house, or install it in a new home build, translating into big savings on labor costs. Top to bottom, pex plumbing is one of the best buys on the market.
Pex Tubing and Performance
From a performance standpoint, pex pipe also seems to beat out traditional materials. You don’t need to worry about using it as a potable water delivery system, since it’s proven to be even more resistant to common chemicals found in water systems than traditional plumbing materials. Its smooth interior resists the buildup of corrosive materials and minerals that can accumulate and clog copper pipe over time, and because it’s flexible plastic tubing, it resists freeze damage better than metal pipe.
Don’t Use Pex Outdoors
Unfortunately, pex tubing is not suitable for outdoor applications. While it resists freeze damage indoors, it won’t hold up under hard freezing and thawing conditions. And it should never be exposed to UV light, which can break down the material and cause it to fail. As such, pex plumbing should only be used for indoor plumbing applications.
Save on Maintenance, Too
Another reason to choose pex pipe for your plumbing is directly related to how easy it is to work with and install. That convenience translates into the maintenance side of things, too. If you do suffer a plumbing problem, pex is much easier for your Seattle plumber to fix and replace than traditional materials, speeding up repairs and saving you on the most costly part of calling in a plumber: the labor.
Debunking the Rumors
If you’re interested in pex pipe for your Seattle home, and begin to look into having it installed, you might encounter doubters who cite problems with plastic plumbing that was commonly installed back in the eighties. It’s true, plastic plumbing got a bad name for a while, largely due to a tendency to spring pin prick leaks in the pipe over time. That is a thing of the past, however. The new generation of pex tubing is made of an entirely different material, and one that has proven itself reliable and nearly maintenance free for years now. You only need to look at its widespread use by plumbers across the country to know that the old problems with plastic plumbing have been overcome by this new, innovative pex tubing.
If you’re interested in pex tubing, talk to your Seattle plumber about what it will take to replace the old plumbing in your home with pex or to use it in a new home build. You’ll be amazed by the cost difference over copper, and can rest easy knowing you’re getting an excellent product to boot.
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April 8, 2011
Breaking a Issaquah garbage disposal is never something that you want to do, but something that happens all too often on accident. Sometimes the damage can be quite extensive and unrepairable, leading you to have to replace the entire garbage disposal. Other times you can just fix one part, one piece of it, and that will be enough to make the system work again. The following are a few of the most common ways that people break their systems. You should avoid these things if at all possible so that you do not have to pay any money for repairs or replacement ny hiring a Issaquah professional plumber.
One thing that can cause a disposal to break is if you fill it with too much material so that the motor cannot cause the blades to turn. Keep in mind that the motor is small, probably the size of your first; it only has so much power behind it. Trying to force it to turn through too much material can cause it to overheat or break. You should always put just a little bit of product through at once.
You also need to remember that a disposal is designed to be run with water from the tap running through it. This helps to soften the food and waste material to make it easier for the motor to break up. This also helps things to cling together so that they form a soft mass and do not come flying back out of the spinning disposal.
Sometimes, people try to put things that are too hard through a garbage disposal just because they think it can handle anything at all. Some nuts, for example, are too hard and can crack the blades or cause the motor to stick. They could even get caught and hold the blades in place while the motor is still running, making it so that the motor overheats or the blade breaks. You should only put soft food through the disposal.
This is probably the most common problem, the most common reason that people break their garbage disposals. They drop silverware into the sink and it falls into the disposal. There, it can cause all of the same problems that nuts and other hard foods can cause, just to an even greater extent. This can dull the blades or chip them. It is also very bad for the silverware, of course, leaving chips and dents in spoons, knives, and forks. It is much worse for the garbage disposal on the whole, however, since the blades and the motor are too weak to ever cut up a piece of silverware. Something has to give, and it will be the disposal itself.
Call your Issaquah professional plumber for all of you plumbing needs including repair pr replacement if your homes garbage disposal
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July 18, 2008
Rooter-Man of Washington services the Federal Way area. If you have a leak that need to be fixed, a clogged drain that you can’t use or sewer backups in your Federal Way home and you don’t know what to do, our expert Federal Way plumbers are here to help. We understand that when you are having a plumbing problem, all you want is for the problem to be corrected and your Federal Way home to get back to normal as soon as possible.
If you have any plumbing problems, please call us today at 866.700.5435 or complete our online request form
July 16, 2008
As a professional Pierce County plumbing company, Rooter-Man of Washington provides only the best in responsive plumbing solutions to all Pierce County homeowners.
Rooter-Man is a locally owned and operated family business with over 30 years of experience. Our plumbers have seen everything that can happen to a home in the Tacoma area, and our professional, courteous and qualified to fix any plumbing problem you may have. We service all of your plumbing needs from clogged drains to water heater installation.
Towns We Provide Plumbing in Pierce County
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If you are looking for a Pierce County plumbing company please call us today at 866.700.5435 or complete our online request form.
July 16, 2008
Rooter-Man of Washington is pleased to be a King County plumbing company that provides all types of plumbing repairs and installations for King County homeowners.
From routine service to expert repairs and new installations, we do the job right, on time, and usually with just a single visit to your King County home.
Towns We Provide Plumbing in King County
Algona, WA | Ames Lake, WA | Auburn, WA | Baring, WA | Beaux Arts Village, WA | Bellevue, WA | Black Diamond, WA | Bothell, WA | Bryn Mawr-Skyway, WA | Burien, WA | Carnation, WA | Cascade-Fairwood, WA | Clyde Hill, WA | Cottage Lake, WA | Covington, WA | Des Moines, WA | Duvall, WA | East Hill-Meridian, WA | East Renton Highlands, WA | Eastgate, WA | Enumclaw, WA | Fall City, WA | Federal Way, WA | Greenwater, WA | Hobart, WA | Hunts Point, WA | Inglewood-Finn Hill, WA | Issaquah, WA | Kenmore, WA | Kent, WA | Kingsgate, WA | Kirkland, WA | Lake Forest Park, WA | Lake Marcel-Stillwater, WA | Lake Morton-Berrydale, WA | Lakeland North, WA | Lakeland South, WA | Lea Hill, WA | Maple Heights-Lake Desire, WA | Maple Valley, WA | Medina, WA | Mercer Island, WA | Milton, WA | Mirrormont, WA | Newcastle, WA | Normandy Park, WA | North Bend, WA | Pacific, WA | Ravensdale, WA | Redmond, WA | Renton, WA | Riverbend, WA | Riverton-Boulevard Park, WA | Sammamish, WA | SeaTac, WA | Seattle, WA | Shoreline, WA | Skykomish, WA | Snoqualmie, WA | Tanner, WA | Tukwila, WA | Union Hill-Novelty Hill, WA | Vashon, WA | West Lake Sammamish, WA | White Center, WA | Woodinville, WA | Yarrow Point, WA
If you are looking for a King County plumbing company, please call us today at 866.700.5435 or complete our online service form.