Facts, FAQs and Help to Ring in the New Year with Great Plumbing

If your home was built in the 1970s or earlier, it was likely built using concrete or clay pipes.

Thanks to COVID-19, homeowners have spent more time in their homes in the past year than anyone can remember. With that, they are painfully aware of what needs to be fixed. Trusted Plumbing and Heating, a family-owned plumbing company in Seattle and the greater King County area, answers the most frequently asked questions in the plumbing industry with a new free plumbing resource in Seattle.

In the resource, homeowners can find answers to the most frequently asked questions in the area, such as:

  • Information about the concrete or clay pipes often seen in houses built in or before the 1970s

  • The fact that most homes in the Seattle area are not equipped for freezing weather conditions
  • Warnings of the danger a water heater can pose if not properly strapped in

Additionally, the Trusted Plumbing and Heating resource talks about how trenchless sewer repair is a better option than full trench evacuation to ensure your home is prepared in the event of a flood.

If a house was built in the 1970s or earlier, it was likely built using concrete or clay pipes. These pipes present a variety of problems, such as: B. Breakage and fuse. To remedy this, replace an existing concrete or clay sewer line with a trenchless lining system. The other option would be a complete line replacement. To determine the condition of a sewer pipe, homeowners must have a video inspection carried out.

Another common occurrence in Seattle homes is damaged and leaking pipes as they are not prepared for freezing temperatures. Most of the time, homeowners aren’t concerned about exponentially low temperatures in West Washington, but when a severe freeze sets in, many homes are badly damaged. Protect a home from harsh weather conditions by keeping the thermostat above 55 degrees, turning off external water sources before the cold weather sets in, and wrapping insulating materials around exposed pipes.

In the event of an earthquake, it is important to make sure that your water heater is properly strapped into place. Earthquakes and other seismic events occur in Seattle. For protection, make sure the water heater is effectively strapped in place. Make sure that large appliances in the home are properly secured to reduce the risk of serious damage from an earthquake.

Unfortunately, older sewer systems can clog and fail. The quickest and cheapest option would be trenchless sewer repair rather than full trench excavation. Sewer lining is a cheaper solution for repairing a sewer line and less disruptive than a full excavation. First, a video inspection of the line must be performed to determine the condition of the line.

The Trusted Plumbing and Heating crew is made up of knowledgeable, reliable and efficient professionals. It is important to take care of the installation in your home and maintain these fixtures as a responsible homeowner. Call Trusted Plumbing and Heating to meet your plumbing and HVAC needs! (206) 231-5006!

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