Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Yakima Plumbing Experts

Introducing the new Revolution in the plumbing industry.

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24 Rooter of Yakima has been serving the Yakima, WA area since 2013 and we have over 17 years experience in the Plumbing, Drain, Sewer and Septic industry. We have now provided professional plumbing service to 3,350 customers since 2013.

So, what does the number 24 symbolize and the term "Revolutionary Service" mean?

The number 24 is symbolic with a full revolution and it means that we founded our plumbing company based on principles that we learned over time from customers. We took note of all the complaints that costumers alluded to about plumbing companies in general and we decided it was time for a change in the way business could be conducted to meet the needs of people when they are seeking to find an expert Yakima plumber. 

Therefor, we sought to provide revolutionary service to customers through top-notch exclusive business  practices.

Gone are the days when you don't really know for sure if the plumber at your house is an expert or not until....unfortunately, something goes wrong with the plumbing work performed.

Gone are the days when the plumbing company doesn't honor or even mention a warranty.

Gone are the days when the plumber never shows up as scheduled. 

Gone are days when the plumber doesn't give you a courtesy call if he is going to be a little late.

Gone are the days when the plumbers at your don't take the extra time or breath to give you all the details you need to know about the cause of your plumbing failure.

Gone are the days when your plumber doesn't spend some friendly extra time explaining to you how to prevent a future problem with the plumbing issue at hand. 

At 24 Rooter of Yakima, we enjoy taking more time with each and every customer to provide the best experience from a Yakima plumber. Our plumbing service is exclusive and not for everyone. We don't serve the masses. We reserve our service for those who want the absolute best experience out of their plumber.


Monday, September 4, 2017

Save Thousands on your Yakima Plumbing by installing a Septic Aeration System.

If you want to save yourself the anguish of spending thousands of dollars on your plumbing, 24 Rooter of Yakima has a great solution to help you save today while preparing for the future.

Most people know that maintaining a septic system is critical to the life expectancy of a plumbing system. Treatment of a septic system is crucial but did you know that you could prolong the life of your septic drain field system indefinitely and save yourself nearly $15,000 in replacement costs?

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Converting a Yakima Septic System
If your Yakima plumbing is acting up and draining slow, you may be experiencing what thousands of other people around the Yakima Valley have experienced, a failing septic system or drainfield. A drainfield can stop working for a variety of reasons.

Installing a septic aeration system to a local Yakima plumbing system.

The most common cause of a septic system failure is due to an overgrowth of a microbe known as Biomat, which grows without the presence of air in your plumbing and septic system. This Biomat is hard to treat because septic treatment solutions work as an enzyme that eats away at sewage in your plumbing and septic tank but those treatment enzymes need air to survive, which is available to your plumbing drains and septic tank through the drain vents. Anaerobic micro organisms are microbes that can survive without air and therefor they will build up in time and turn into a slurry slime that builds up in your pipes and more specifically in your septic system's drain field.

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A sewage treatment plant installed in a residential septic system.

This is why and how septic system aeration works. By adding air to the effluent in your septic tank, the air molecules work like a carbonated beverage to force air into the liquids. This action is the same  as any sewage treatment plant. The benefits of aerating your septic system can reverse the effects of a failed drainfield and restore your system to like-new condition.

Our plumbers at 24 Rooter of Yakima would be more than willing to take a look at your failed septic system and give you a quoted price that will save you literally thousands of dollars in septic repair or replacement.

The video below shows the diffuser in action

This video demonstrated how whisper quite the system is (no sound editing, its just that quite while operating)

Want to learn more about how to maintain your septic system? 

We have an entire septic system article here that explains everything you should know about your septic system maintenance. 

Or give us a call at (509) 985-2407

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A New Yakima Homebuyer's Guide To Plumbing Systems Before They Make Their Purchase.

This is a Yakima, WA Homebuyers Plumbing Checklist

Are you actively seeking to buy a home in Yakima, WA? If so, that's great news but what happens before you buy your home? Well, many things take place before you purchase your home and that list includes an inspection of the home by a certified home inspector. That is a good thing, however a home inspector is not necessarily a professional plumber by any means in most cases. A proper inspection of the plumbing system should also be inspected as a private transaction by the buyer or the seller to verify that it has been inspected by a plumber.

All too often a home buyer will neglect to have the home inspected by a plumber and often times the home will come with a host of potential plumbing problems that were unforeseen until they get moved in.

Here is a Checklist that will come in handy before you buy your home.

1.) Water Heater

What is the age of the water heater?
 Is it more that 10 years old?
 Has the water heater been maintained every year with a flush?
 Are both elements firing properly?
 Is the Temperature & Pressure Relief valve plumbed in properly?
If the water heater is set on concrete, does it have a foam insulation pad under it?

2.) Under the house

What is the age of the plumbing and drain system?
What kind of piping material is the plumbing and drain system made of?
Are there any signs of corrosion on the plumbing pipes or drains?
Is the water piping sized properly?
Are the drains and venting sized proper?
Is there any signs of plumbing repairs and if so, was it done properly.
Does the home have hose bibs, and if so, are they frost free bibs and have they been tested for leakage?
Does the home have an easily accessible water shut off, and if so is it working order?
Does the home have crawl space vents, and if so do they have covers or adjustable louvers for blocking out freezing weather during the winter months?
Is there any signs of hard water deposits, green corrosion stains or rusty stains on the plumbing fixtures or inside of the toilet tank?

3.) Toilets

Are the toilets tight to the floor and not rocking at all in any direction?
Are all the mechanics of the toilet working and properly set with all the proper adjustments? (this is a bigger issue than you might think)
What is the "gallons per flush" rating for the toilets?
Are the toilets rated at 1.28 gallons per flush? If so, plan on flushing them twice each time they are used with solid wastes OR plan on them needing to be replaced with 1.6 gallons per flush toilets in the future.

4.) Drains and Wasting Tubing.

    Did you test each drain several times and look under the cabinets to make sure there are no dripping waste tubes?
**TIP** When a house sets vacant for an extended period of time, the "crud" that is inside the drains will dry out and upon reintroducing water into them that "crud" will swell up and cause a clogged drain. So take your time testing each drain and don't walk away from the drain you are testing until you have tested each drain 3-5 minutes per drain**
     If the kitchen sink has a garbage disposal, be sure to test it and make sure the motor sounds smooth and quiet.
     While testing the drains at a kitchen sink and if there is a faucet sprayer, be sure to test that sprayer a few times and make sure it doesn't leak water. Also while testing the kitchen sink, be sure to swivel the faucet spout back and forth while you are running water to make sure it does not leak around the spout base as you are moving it.
     If there is a dishwasher, run it through a cycle and make sure the door seal is not leaking and the drain dispenser hose does not leak under the cabinet.
     Also take note of the water pressure as you are testing each plumbing fixture. A home with low water pressure can be caused by several factors, some more costly than others.

5.) Sewer or Septic System.

       We saved this for last because it is probably the most important and most overlooked aspect of a plumbing inspection or concern on all parties of the sale process.
       If the home is on a septic system, there most likely will be a record of the condition of the septic during the home selling process as it is required by most banks and or title companies. That inspection is brief and not always 100% reliable but it is reliable enough that most of the time it is a good indicator that the tank and drain field are probably fine.
       What a septic tank inspection does not indicate is the condition of the underground sewer pipe going to the tank.
    If the home is connected to city sewer, you will need to have the sewer pipe inspected by a plumber with a video sewer camera and locater and home needs to have a sewer clean-out access port.  

This is the single most important aspect to doing a proper plumbing inspection,  but yet nobody talks about it. There is absolutely no other way to know if the sewer pipe is good or bad before you buy a home unless it has been inspected with the proper camera equipment. The cost to replace a sewer pipe can cost you  $$ thousands of dollars and unfortunately there are a vast number of home buyers who usually end up with that major expense after they move into the home with really no recourse.

Don't Get Stuck With The Repair Bill!!

Call A Plumber Before You Buy A Home

At 24 Rooter of Yakima we are constantly striving to educate both our customers and the public at large. We have all the proper sewer and septic equipment to inspect that new home you may be looking to purchase.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Plumbing Excavation Service in Yakima, WA - How To Avoid A Plumbing Disaster

Having trouble with  your sewer line clogging up? Or maybe your septic system is draining slow?

We have solutions to get your plumbing back up and flowing!

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Replacing Failed Sewer Clean Out in Yakima, WA

At 24 Rooter of Yakima we have over 17 years experience in the plumbing excavation and drain service industry.

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Installing new drain for clean out service

So often a home in Yakima, WA will have a very old sewer system that is failing over time due to root intrusions or the sewer plumbing settles in the ground over time and with the harsh Winters that Yakima receives, the ground is expanding and contracting each year. We have encountered and seen this problem many times on our Sewer Video Inspection Equipment.

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 Yakima Sewer Inspection Video Camera 

There is a large percentage of older Yakima, WA residential neighborhoods that have homes that do not have access to their sewer plumbing system via an accessible clean out port. This not only makes working on the underground plumbing difficult, but it also means that it costs more to have the drain cleaned out by an alternative method of working from within the home while making a bit of a dirty mess, or from snaking through a plumbing vent on the roof of the house.

Pulling roots from a roof plumbing vent in Yakima, WA

Most of the sewer issues our plumbers encounter in Yakima, WA are completely avoidable if proactive action is taken on the part of the homeowner before the problem starts. Often times most people wait until the problem is at large. 

At 24 Rooter we are known for solving our customer's problems through education of how their sewer system works and what they can do to help maintain their system. This means different measures for different people. Sometimes a complete sewer replacement is critically import but more often than not, there is a less expensive alternative that will keep your plumbing working and give you a peaceful night's sleep knowing that everything is going to work properly when your friends and family show up to spend some time on holidays and get togethers.

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