Why hire a professional plumber?

Why hire a professional plumber?

8 Reasons to Hire a Professional Plumber

Some pipe issues seem to be a convenient solution, however you may end up midsection somewhere down in water that is coming from somewhere unidentified. We as a whole prefer to handle projects ourselves when we can, yet latrines and sinks can possibly cause critical damage since holes can spread or go undetected in dividers until it’s past the point of no return.

The typical American family utilizes about 300 gallons of water every day at home. Spills and other channeling issues mean there’s a ton of potential damage prowling in your dividers.

Whenever DIY transforms into catastrophe, now is the right time to call Bowers Plumbing & Remodel. 

1. YOU HAVE NO WATER

Nothing transforms a Friday into a Monday like not having any water whatsoever. In the event that you awaken and get nothing past a trickle, you ought to call your neighbors and a handyman. On the off chance that your neighbors have a similar issue, a handyman can assist you with sorting out who to require your property.

Assuming that it’s just your home, you’ll believe a handyman should quickly take care of the issue. Having no water can be a significant admonition sign that something has turned out badly.

Around 10% of all American homes have releases that squander 90 gallons of water or all the more every day, as per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Frozen pipes, significant breaks, reinforcements, issues with the central conduit and more can make you lose water. You ought to call a handyman rapidly in light of the fact that either the water was switched off or the water that ought to be going into your house is spilling elsewhere.

Those breaks can cause critical primary harm to your home and its establishment, in addition to you might accumulate a major water bill assuming it is running reliably. Fixing a break can diminish your water bill by as much as 10%, as indicated by the EPA.

You ought to likewise know about a couple of extraordinary cases. Assuming you have cold water however no boiling water, it could be a warmer issue. Assuming water chips away at one story of your home yet not another, you could be encountering a strain issue that is not difficult to cure with the right gear.

2. YOU HAVE NO HOT WATER

It’s typical not to have any boiling water after the children wash up, yet it’s not OK assuming it requires a couple of hours for water to heat up regardless. You know now is the ideal time to call a plumber about your water warmer in the event that you experience rehash issues and there never is by all accounts sufficient boiling water.

Your pipes accomplice can assist you with investigating the issue. It very well may be a not kidding concern or a little issue that is not difficult to fix. Pilot lights go out constantly, however you might have a trickle or other defect on the off chance that it goes out consistently.

Some of the time your heated water may not stand the test of time in the event that your tank isn’t adequately large. An expert handyman can assist you with figuring out what tank size you’ll require and introduce it when you’ve settled on your decision, and furthermore can walk you through checking the breaker and numerous other little issues that can cause concern.

A decent handyman can likewise decide the reason for critical temperature variances. When something isn’t working as expected and the temperature swings fiercely, you could be gravely singed in the wake of making changes in accordance with a shower that leaps from super cold to blazingly hot.

In the event that you’re confronting a significant gamble, have an expert actually look at your igniters, wires, indoor regulators, warming components, lines and considerably more

3. YOUR WATER HEATER IS SWEATING

A water warmer that is perspiring or “sobbing” is in many cases an indication of a sluggish however consistent break. A large number of us will initially find it when we want to check the pilot light or need to go close to the water radiator and notice the ground is somewhat moist.

Little breaks come from breaks in funneling or the packaging and will ultimately prompt greater issues. It’s perfect to get these really early, reasonable and restricted.

 

Other peril signs to look for include:

-Corroded spots on your water warmer or the encompassing funneling

-Consumption on the water warmer

-A bizarrely enormous pool of water in the dribble container or close by

-Call your handyman assuming that you notice any of these signs. You can safeguard your home at a reasonable expense by fixing or supplanting your water warmer.

Whenever you call a handyman for this sort of review, they ought to likewise do an exhaustive check for gas releases or other electrical issues. You can recognize a hole all alone by splashing foamy water on the line and searching for bubbles when the gas is off, however you can without much of a stretch miss the indications of a break until it’s past the point of no return.

Experts can determine these worries and forestall significant cerebral pains on the off chance that you know when to call a handyman.

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4. YOU HAVE LOW WATER PRESSURE

At the point when your water doesn’t stream powerfully, it’s normally time to call a handyman to check out the inward operations of your pipes.

At the point when it is a spigot in one restroom, it very well may be something as straightforward as a stopped up aerator. You can address this by unscrewing the aerator and wiping out the silt. This is generally finished with a little scouring or a vinegar douse.

On the off chance that wiping out an aerator doesn’t get the job done or on the other hand assuming the low tension is in more than one sink, you might have a considerably more huge issue hiding underneath the surface. Low tension is many times connected with broken or broken pipes either in the dividers or under the underpinning of your home. These regions will release each time you utilize any water in your home, making a developing issue that can cause significant harm to your home.

On the off chance that you’re encountering low strain that is not situated in a particular apparatus, now is the right time to call a handyman and request prompt assistance.

5. YOUR DRAINS WON’T DRAIN

Stops up are normal in plumbing, from tubs and latrines to fixtures indoor and out. A portion of these obstructs can be scattered with an unclogger and a little muscle. In any case, on the off chance that you can’t unclog them after a little unclogger work, or on the other hand assuming there’s a stop up that reliably backs, you ought to call a handyman.

Handymen can utilize exceptional apparatuses like cameras that can look further into pipes for something that might be causing a drawn out issue. Hair, oil develop, roots getting into underground frameworks and issues with your septic tank are a couple of potential issues.

Any recurrent channel issue merits a call since you may be confronting a difficult issue. Regardless of whether it’s something little —, for example, a tub that obstructs each time you give your canine a shower – it can transform into a greater concern assuming it happens more than once. You can perform cures at home, however commonly you’re basically deferring an issue or treating a side effect and permitting a hidden issue to putrefy

6. YOUR FAUCETS WON’T STOP DRIPPING

In the event that your shower is trickling just 10 times each moment, you’re paying for 500 extra gallons of water every year.

Perhaps you’ve been intending to fix that dribbling sink when you have the opportunity. In what would seem like no time, months pass and the issue continues to happen. Some of the time a dribble can be a convenient solution with a little fixing, a few handymen’s tape or another section, yet that is not generally the situation. A consistent dribble might come from a break in a line or a component that is introduced erroneously. Pressure developments or different worries may likewise assume a part.

For these little issues, it’s wise to call a handyman when you can’t fix it or when you have a couple of things on your daily agenda. Most handymen work constantly, so you can pack in the investment funds by giving your handyman an exhaustive arrangement of issues. Having a handyman check your holes additionally offers you a chance to seek clarification on some things or get ideas for impending rebuilding and different ventures.

7. YOUR TOILET OVERFLOWING

Latrines spilling over are a piece of life, particularly when little youngsters are in the house. In some cases these issues are not difficult to address and different times the underlying driver is covered up — like when your latrine floods yet isn’t apparently stopped up. A latrine that is continually running can frequently be fixed by supplanting the flapper — and that can set aside your cash as well.

On the off chance that your latrine is spilling over, switch off your water. If conceivable, keep the water off and utilize different offices until somebody can look at the latrine for you. The water shutoff for most latrines is underneath the bowl at the back or on the left-hand side.

Assuming your latrine began to stream following a flush, you’re most likely encountering a blockage. Stops up in the latrine can be addressed with an unclogger as a rule since they unstick whatever is stuck. On the off chance that a couple of unclogs don’t get the job done, pause and call a handyman — keeping at it can cause harm to your latrine and possibly to your channeling. A decent, proficient handyman ought to show up rapidly to unclog it, decide the issue, and assist with keeping it from recurring.

Some of the time latrines flood for what feels like not a great explanation by any means. At the point when water begins to rise all alone, you’re undoubtedly encountering a stop up in the channel pipe itself — either in your primary drainpipe or in the sewer line. Such obstructs will send water through your latrine at whatever point you run anything, from the shower to the dishwasher.

Pipes ordinarily track down discharge for additional water in the latrine, since it is in many cases genuinely the absolute bottom in the seepage framework other than the line that is obstructed.

Whenever your latrines or different installations flood all alone, quit utilizing water and call a handyman. They can survey the issue and let you in on how it tends to be settled. Here and there this is a more serious cleaning of lines, and at different times it very well may be an intensive check of your general home and its association with neighborhood sewer lines.

Homes with their own private septic frameworks can encounter a reverse when the septic tank is full. This can cause a foul wreck also, presenting your family to sewage and other wastewater. Continuously call a handyman in the event that you end up in this kind of circumstance, and make certain to have your septic tank wiped out routinely.

It is prescribed to have your septic tank wiped out basically like clockwork, yet think about cleaning it at regular intervals assuming you have flood and obstruction issues.

 

8. YOUR HOUSE SMELLS LIKE SEWAGE

Sometimes a backup or clog can create a smell that permeates through your home and makes it unbearable to stay in your space. Don’t try to power through the smell and tackle the problem, because this is a sign of major plumbing distress. You might end up making the problem worse, which means a stronger sewage smell that lasts longer.

There are many problems that may be causing a sewage smell in your home. Sometimes drainpipes aren’t properly ventilated, or they may clog over their lifetime. Damage to your property from storms or heavy rains may cause backups in your sewage systems and pumps. Clogs in a toilet or pipe may be out of reach or stronger than what a plunger can handle, so the backup is allowed to fester.

Whenever you smell that something is wrong, it’s time to call the plumber.

Where should you check if your property smells like sewage? It is recommended that you briefly walk your property to see if it is in your home, the drain near your backyard, or at other points of your property. Knowing this information can help a plumber narrow their focus and start treating your home immediately.

REQUEST A PROFESSIONAL PLUMBER FOR ANY PROBLEM

If you’re experiencing a plumbing problem that you can’t handle alone, hire a respected local plumber. If you’re a resident in the Puyallup, WA area, turn to Bowers Plumbing and Remodel for your plumbing needs. Our plumbers are experts in plumbing repairs, maintenance, installation and remodels. You’ll receive a fair price for high-quality work, always from a friendly face. Don’t settle for less — contact us and experience the Bowers Plumbing and Remodel difference today.

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10 Common Questions Customers Ask us:

10 Common Questions Customers Ask us:

10 Common Questions Customers Ask us:

1.How long will my remodel project take?

*Depending on the exact scope of work and what materials we will be using, a typical full hall bathroom remodel project will take anywhere between 1-2 weeks from start to finish. *A typical master bathroom remodel project will take between 2-3 weeks to complete depending on if we are doing a custom shower glass door and new countertops.

 

*A usual kitchen remodel (not changing existing layout – keeping it the same), will take between 3-5 weeks, pending specific scope of work and cabinet and countertop specifications and lead times.
***These time frames could change, depending on the specific details of your project and other factors.

2.What is a rough estimate on how much my kitchen or bathroom remodel will cost?

*Our estimators may be able to tell you a rough cost in person before writing up your bid, but we are unable to give rough estimates over the phone. Many factors go into our detailed pricing such as: the specific materials we will be installing, the size and specific layout of your space, the existing materials, plumbing pipes and electrical that you have in your kitchen and bathroom, etc.

3.Where do I buy my materials?

*De Mar and CFM (Contract Furnishings Mart) have a great variety of laminate and LVP flooring, tile, carpet and other materials. Ferguson is a great source for plumbing materials.

4.Do you guys offer any design services?

*We do not unfortunately, however we have great recommendations for some.

5.Can you do the work from beginning to end?

*We can and we would prefer to take over your whole project so that we can control the schedule, materials and line up all of the scopes of work in order to be able to complete your project in the most timely fashion.

6.Does your company provide a warranty for its work?

*We provide a 1 year labor warranty.

7.Do you require a deposit before starting the work?

*Yes – we require a 50% labor and materials deposit prior to starting the work to get you on our schedule. 20% of your deposit is non refundable. Special order materials like countertops, tile, cabinets, etc. are non refundable.

8.Is it better to have drawings before the estimate appointment

*Yes – it helps us get the best understanding of what we need to accomplish for your project and it helps us familiarize and prepare ourselves with your scope of work in the best way possible.

9.Do I buy my materials or do you guys buy the materials?

*We can purchase the materials you choose, or you can supply your materials for us and have them on site. Whichever you prefer.

10. Do you have an hourly rate?

*We do not offer an hourly rate; our projects are bid by the job only.

BOWERS PLUMBING & REMODEL, LLC

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Remodeling

Remodeling

Remodel your home with Bowers Plumbing and Remodel in Puyallup!

Remodeling your home can be a real headache. There are so many seemingly small decisions that end up making or breaking the whole project. There are also many big decisions, including who’s going to do the remodeling. Will it be a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) or will you hand it off to a professional company? If you choose the latter, will you go local or commercial? Here is the Bowers Plumbing and Remodel approved guide for choosing the right remodeling company for you.

Many home improvement stores like Lowe’s and The Home Depot offer installation or remodeling services as well as the materials necessary to complete the project. While this may seem like a convenient one-stop-shop for your home needs, there is more to consider.

Going through a corporation has many downsides, including:

-longer turnaround times,

-different crews for every portion of the project,

-out-of-order operations,

-less personable staff, and

-no project manager

Among other points, these companies will try to nickel-and-dime you out of your budget to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your dream home. Staying on-budget will leave you less satisfied and wishing you’d just done it yourself.

With Bowers Plumbing and Remodel in Puyallup, we strive to ensure 100% satisfaction while staying within your budget. Need more convincing? Going through a local contractor offers:

-free estimates,

-better quality work,

-knowledge and experience,

-no third parties,

-more information about who is working in your home,

-faster turnaround times,

-more personable,

-set project management,

-correct order of operations, and more!

 If you are in need of home remodeling, contact Bowers Plumbing and Remodel. We offer knowledge and experience and keep you informed in every step of the project. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today! (253) 218-1410

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Are your waste lines constantly backed up?

Are your waste lines constantly backed up?

Was your home built between 1945 and 1972? If so, call a plumber because your sewer line may be Orangeburg pipe. https://bowersplumbingllc.com/

What is Orangeburg pipe?

Orangeburg pipe is also known as fiber conduit and is made from asphalt-impregnated layers of wood pulp and pitch. It’s essentially tar paper. Lightweight and brittle, this piping absorbs moisture and deforms under pressure, which leads to a great need for plumbing repair.

Orangeburg was used to replace sewer line during WWII

Orangeburg started out as a substitute for cast iron pipe, which was heavily taxed to support the war effort. However, some companies continued to use Orangeburg pipe until the 1970s.

Orangeburg has a life expectancy of approximately 50 years, with deformation beginning around 30 years. That means that if your home was built in or before 1972, you may be in serious need of a sewer line replacement

Why would I need a sewer line replacement?

Once Orangeburg pipe begins to break down, homeowners can expect frequently clogged lines, tree root invasion and even total pipe collapse. If you see indentations in the front yard that line up with where the sewer line should be, that may be a sign of Orangeburg pipe deterioration. Once the deterioration process begins, Orangeburg pipes deform quickly. Oh, and if your neighbors have Orangeburg, you probably do too.

Plumbing Services and Solutions

We are offering free* sewer scopes to the first 25 customers who call and set up an inspection.

Once the scope has been performed, a tech will sit down with you to review video of your line and go over options for treatment. 

Do I need to have Orangeburg pipe to get a free scope?

NO. If your home is having constant backup issues and you feel like something is wrong we are definitely here to help. Many things can cause a mainline backup. Some of those things include root intrusion, a crushed pipe, corroded pipe, and even a build-up of grease within the pipe.

Options to fix: Bowers Plumbing LLC. knows just how expensive a mainline repair can be. A sewer scope can help diagnose a problem and allow us to offer the best solution. Whether you need a full replacement, spot replacement, jetting service, or a trenchless estimate, Bowers Plumbing is here to help.

Call (253) 218-1410 to set up your inspection today!

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Home Maintenance Tips:

Home Maintenance Tips:

It is very easy to get caught up on work, family, hobbies and the day to day hustle and bustle. Neglecting to do basic home maintenance items are very common but can result in very costly repairs. Our team of professionals highly recommend doing these 10 maintenance suggestions in your home – 

1. Water Heater Flush out: 

*We recommend flushing out your water heater every 6 – 12 months depending on usage and age of your water heater. Dirt and sediment builds up in your water heater and flushing it out every so often gets rid of the gunk that accumulates. Flushing out your water heater can help eliminate bad smells from stagnant water and reduce energy costs. It also supports the longevity of your water heater. We’d love to get you a quote for this! 

2. Tile and Grout Sealing: 

*Sealing your grout and tile especially in wet areas like showers and tile flooring in your bathroom helps protect your grout and tile from water penetration, stains, cracking, mold and mildew, etc. It also helps preserve the life of your grout and tile and make it easier to clean regularly. Sealing granite countertops are also highly suggested. We recommend sealing every 6 months to a year. 

3. Replace HVAC Air Filters: 

*It is important to replace your HVAC filters every 1-3 months to reduce allergens and dust and to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. 

4. Septic Maintenance: 

*Not regularly maintaining your septic system can result in thousands of dollars in repairs and/ or possible replacement. It is very important to have basic knowledge of your septic system and keep up on the regular inspections and pump outs. Septic systems need to be pumped out every 2-5 years depending on usage and the size and age of your septic. Septics can back up and cause sewage to come up through your showers, faucets and drain field if they are not regularly pumped out. Using products like “Bio Clean” consistently can help eliminate waste build up in plumbing and septic systems. Do not flush down condoms, tampons, pads, hair, grease, Q-tips, floss or anything else except for septic safe toilet paper, otherwise serious damage can be caused to your septic system. Use sink traps to ensure that food remnants are not washed down the drains. Make sure to call a reputable plumber to inspect your septic system and drain field every year. 

5. Gutter Clean out: 

*Clean out your gutters twice a year or more, depending on if you live around a lot of trees. Leaves, twigs, dirt, branches, etc. can clog your gutters and cause them to not drain properly and can be a risk

6. Clean your Chimneys: 

*Chimneys can build up with dirt, debris, critters nests, etc and can easily catch on fire and can also be a carbon monoxide risk. Having a professional company come out and inspect and clean your chimneys is highly recommended. 

7. Re-caulking: 

*Re-caulking showers, tubs, windows, doors, backsplashes, etc. can prevent water damage and air drafts from happening. Inspect a couple times a year to make sure that the caulking isn’t cracking or coming apart. 

8. Roof Cleaning and Inspections: 

*Inspect your roof a few times a year to make sure that shingles are not coming off, or that debris isn’t piling up. Trim back branches and wash your roof so that algae doesn’t build up. 

9. Inspect Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. *Make sure that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors have new batteries and that fire extinguishers are free of cracks, rust and dents. It is recommended that fire extinguishers are to be replaced every 5-10 years. 

10. Deck and Fence Sealant: 

Wood decks and fences can be subject to mold, rot and decay. Applying a sealant can make sure that these things do not happen and can also prolong the life of the wood.

Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom Remodeling | 3 Things to Consider Before You Renovate

For any homeowner, a bathroom remodel is always something exciting to look forward to – especially if it’s your first home renovation! Whether you’re making small improvements or planning a whole room makeover, upgrading your bathroom makes a huge difference in how your home feels to you and your guests. It adds value, comfort, and style: the foundations of any dream house. 

Here’s the thing: bathroom remodeling is not an easy task. We like to think of our bathrooms as throne rooms – a reflection of one’s personal style or theme, while providing the comfort you need at the same time. To help you approach remodeling the right way, we’ve compiled 3 important things to consider to help turn your bathroom dreams into a reality!

  • Planning your bathroom remodel

With any huge and important project, planning is a crucial first stage to ensuring the most successful outcome. You don’t want to waste time and money buying tubs, showers, and vanities only to find out it simply won’t work.

Plan your budget. Make sure you have enough to keep on the side for any surprise expenses.

Think of the main features you want to prioritize changing or upgrading. Which ones are dangerous or useless? How much space do you want, and how much can you work with?

  • Getting expert guidance

As one of the most essential and most visited rooms in the house, your bathroom is undoubtedly prone to everyday wear and tear, which means you can’t take any shortcuts. If you do it wrong, you might end up with unexpected problems that’ll cost you more in the long run. Even if you’re doing DIY remodeling, you’ll need guidance and support.

It’s always a good idea to do your research and find a quality remodeler – after all, quality work pays off in the long haul. Having an expert on your side will ensure everything is done well. They can give you technical and artistic advice to make your dream design come true.

  • Bathroom features

Before you begin purchasing a fireside tub or really expensive marble, talk to professional  remodelers. They may have ideas that are more practical, and they’ll know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to installing your stuff. What purpose are you aiming for – more comfort, more style, or simply something more functional? 

Experts can help you choose the right materials if you’re unsure. They’ll help you make sure the products you’re shopping for will meet your needs, especially when it comes to:

  • Lighting
  • Countertops
  • Bathtubs
  • Plumbing
  • Fixtures
  • Flooring
  • Waterproofing materials
  • Etc

We can help you!

You are not alone when it comes to the difficult and overwhelming process of bathroom remodeling. If you’re in the Puyallup and Tacoma area and you’re in need of a bathroom upgrade, call Bowers Plumbing and Remodel – we’re here to help. Our team of experts are fully equipped to help you achieve your dream bathroom! Contact us for more information.

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