Last updated 6 days ago
A sewer line problem can be a mess, figuratively and literally. If you want to avoid the headache and costs of sewer line repair, take steps to prevent problems before they occur. If you live in an older home, have your plumber inspect your home’s pipes for damage. If your plumber sees something worrisome, ask about trenchless sewer repair. This method of sewer repair is more expensive than digging, but it will save your home’s landscape.
Watch this video for more tips on preventing and dealing with sewer problems. For the best sewer line inspection and repair in Seattle, call O’Neill Plumbing. We have been Seattle’s plumbing company since 1917. Contact us online or call us at (206) 395-3964 to schedule plumbing service for your home or business today!
Last updated 13 days ago
People spend hours planning the most trivial and mundane activities, but how much time have you spent planning what you’re going to do when your sewer backs up or when your water heater starts to leak? A serious and unexpected plumbing situation requires immediate action. The longer you wait to hire an emergency plumber, the more damage will be done and the more expensive the repairs will be. To make sure you hire the right person for the job, we recommend researching emergency plumbers before you’re knee-deep in sewage or chasing down a leaky pipe in your ceiling. Here are a few rules of thumb to help determine your best option:
Look for 24-Hour Emergency Plumbing Services
First and foremost, look for a plumbing company that offers 24-hour emergency plumbing services. After all, you never know when a plumbing emergency will strike, so you want to make sure that you can reach your plumber any time of the day. If a plumbing company doesn’t explicitly offer 24-hour service and your pipes burst in the middle of the night, you may find yourself talking to an answering machine when you need plumbing service the most.
Look for a Plumbing Company that Offers Underground Utility Services
Depending on the extent of your plumbing emergency, your plumber may need access your home’s underground utility lines. Unless you want to waste extra time and money while an inexperienced plumber calls out a third-party contractor, look for an emergency plumber in Seattle who offers underground utility services, including trenchless sewer repair, hydro jetting, and re-piping.
Look for a Company with Experience
You want to make sure that you can trust your emergency plumber, so look for a plumbing company with lots of experience and loads of customer reviews. O’Neill Plumbing has been serving the Seattle area since 1917. That’s almost 100 years of plumbing services! We offer free estimates and our plumbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call us today at (206) 395-3964 to learn more about our residential and commercial plumbing services.
Last updated 15 days ago
When your water heater breaks down, you face a big question: repair or replace? If your water heater is leaking, the choice is easy – it needs to be replaced. With other problems, however, the decision isn’t so clear. When choosing between repairing your water heater and replacing it, there are several factors to consider. One of the biggest concerns is the age of the unit. Most water heaters have a lifespan of about eight to 10 years, so if yours is nearing that age, repairing it may just be putting off the inevitable. Energy usage is another factor. Newer water heaters are dramatically more efficient than older models. In this Infographic, Seattle’s O’Neill Plumbing offers tips for deciding when to repair or replace your water heater. Help your fellow homeowners choose wisely by sharing this information with them.
Last updated 19 days ago
There are plenty of DIY methods to get rid of clogged drains, but not all of them work. Especially when you’re dealing with a stubborn clog deep inside the pipe or slow sewage lines, the best option is to hire a Seattle plumber to hydro jet your home’s plumbing lines. A blast of high-pressure water is sent into the lines at about 4,000 PSI to remove blockages and build up. Because the high pressure can damage lines if they are not properly inspect first, hydro jetting should be done by a professional plumbing contractor.
If your home or business has a stubborn clog or problem drain, contact O’Neill Plumbing to learn about our hydro jetting services. We have been serving the Seattle area since 1917. Contact us online or call us today to receive your free estimate or talk to one of our plumbers about the problems you are experiencing.
Last updated 28 days ago
In the past, major plumbing and sewer line repairs tended to be costly and caused serious damage to properties. Fortunately, new trenchless sewer repair technology makes it possible to carry out large-scale sewer repairs underground without tearing up the land above. The advantages of trenchless sewer repairs are highlighted below.
Traditionally, sewer repairs have taken several days or weeks to carry out. Trenchless sewer repair technology can cut the time it takes to conduct a major sewer repair in half. Some repairs can even be carried out all in one day, keeping the inconvenience you face to a minimum.
With trenchless sewer repair technology, you do not have to worry about your yard looking as if it was hit by a tornado during and after the repair process. Just one or two small holes will be the only disruption that the surface of your property will have to face during a trenchless sewer repair, meaning that your lawn and garden can remain intact.
Since less labor and less time are required to repair damage to sewer pipes using trenchless techniques, you can save money by opting for a trenchless solution. The costs associated with use of trenchless technology may be a bit more expensive for your plumber, but are generally offset by the time and labor saved on a job.
The materials your plumber will use during trenchless repairs should be of the highest quality. Regardless of whether you are having your pipes lined or replacing them altogether, a plumbing repair specialist should be able to provide you with joint-free piping that is better designed to resist cracks and invasive roots than your existing pipes.
At O’Neill Plumbing in Seattle, we strive to stay ahead of the latest plumbing technologies, and our experienced plumbers are well-versed in the art of trenchless sewer repair. No matter what plumbing problems you face or what your pipes are made of, we will be able to provide you with a clean and efficient solution. To schedule a service appointment, give us a call at (206) 395-3964.