Don’t Go With the Flow!

July 16, 2012

Seattle Pipe RepairBurst pipe plumbing emergencies can strike at any time and catch us unaware. While we wait for our Seattle plumber water leaks out of the pipe and floods the floor at a rapid rate. Aside from wasting gallons of water, split pipes cause costly water related damage to walls, floors and your indoor belongings. Water related plumbing emergencies can be damaged controlled by closing the water shutoff valve to your Seattle home. Get to know where your water shutoff valve is located should you encounter water related plumbing emergency or even a running toilet. Close water supply and save on money and water.

Home water supply systems contains main and master shutoff valves for stopping water flow to entire house or to specific plumbing fixtures. Most water meters have a shutoff valve before the meter and one after meter. Cold climate properties have their water meter located in warm indoor spaces like basements to prevent freezing complications. Milder climate homes have their water meter attached to an exterior wall or nestled in an underground box with a removable lid. Between the street’s water main and meter are located a buried curb stop valve and a corporation stop, where your Seattle home’s water supply connects to water mains. Both the curb stop valve and corporation stop are inaccessible to the public, only to city workers with special tools.

In addition to the water meter, modern Seattle homes also have localized shutoff valves with handles, called fixture supply stops, and located on water supply pipes to toilets, faucets, washing machines, water heaters, dishwashers, and water softeners. Closing the water supply to one of the above fixtures is a matter of turning the handle clockwise two to four full turns. Older homes have one fixture supply stop on the water supply to the toilet only.

Your Seattle plumber highly recommends people to get to know their water shutoff valves and avoid expensive water related damages, high water bills, and water wastage.

If you’re looking for a professional Tacoma plumber, then please call 877-694-5176, or complete our online service request form.



watersense plumber credit cards


2010 © Hanson Home Services, LLC LLC DBA Rooter-Man. All rights reserved.
Home | Free Consultation | Articles | Terms | Site Map | Privacy


ROOTER-MAN - Service Areas

© Rooter-Man, All Rights Reserved
Rooter-Man
PO Box 732098
Puyallup, WA 98373
Phone: 877-694-5176
Fax: 253-840-2156

License #: ROOT*961LT
* 8 AM TO 5 PM - Monday thru Saturday (except holidays)

Google Reviews | Google Places
Kudzu | Yelp

Local Plumbing Services
Licensed Plumbers

Plumbing Newsletter | Plumber Services | About A Tacoma Plumbing Company | Drain Cleaning | Plumbing Coupons

Tacoma Plumbers and Plumbing Contractors

Tacoma plumbing contractor and Seattle emergency plumber offers Certified backflow plumbing contractor, installation and testing, Leaky faucet repair / replacement, Dishwasher installation in Federal Way, Ice maker hook-ups, Toilet bowl repair / replacement, New faucet installation Shower diverter repair / replacement Sewer & drain cleaning, Water line repair / replacement, Water heater repair/ replacement, Sewer line repairs, Electronic leak & sewer location, Inline video inspection Garbage disposal repair/replacement, Slab leaks, Floor & wall furnace repair/replacement

King County, WA | Pierce County, WA | Redmond, WA | Puyallup, WA | Sumner, WA | Bonney Lake, WA | Tacoma, WA | Fife, WA | Federal Way, WA | Des Moines, WA | Auburn, WA | Kent, WA | SeaTac, WA | Seattle, WA | Tukwila, WA | Bellevue, WA | Issaquah, WA

Hot Water | Low Water Supply

Seattle Water Heaters

Storage water heaters are by far the most common type of water heater in the U.S. today. Ranging in size from 20 to 80 gallons (or larger) and fueled by electricity, natural gas, propane, or oil, storage water heaters work by heating up water in an insulated tank. When you turn on the hot water tap, hot water is pulled out of the top of the water heater and cold water flows into the bottom to replace it. Because heat is lost through the walls of the storage tank (this is called standby heat loss), energy is consumed even when no hot water is being used. New energy-efficient storage water heaters contain higher levels of insulation around the tank, substantially reducing standby heat loss.

We provide a comprehensive list of other plumbers throughout the United States. If you have ended up on this site and are not in need of a Washington Plumber, please review our other companies that provide emergency plumbing services.

Powered By Footbridge Media: Contractor Directory