COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Spartan Plumbing Services is OPEN for business and happy to serve the people of Tacoma and surrounding communities.
A: We service Tacoma, Puyallup, Graham, Fircrest, Gig Harbor, University Place, Dash Point, Kent, Buckley, Enumclaw, Lakewood, Olympia, Yelm, Spanaway, Parkland, Frederickson, Orting, Sumner, Edgewood, Pacific, Algona, Auburn, De Moines, SeaTac, Tukwila, Burien, Ruston, Fox Island, Anderson Island, Bonney Lake, Fife, DuPont, Steilacoom, Federal Way, Lacey. We will also service other areas as needed.
A: We do the best we can to respond to every call as soon as possible. Our exact response time will depend on plumber availability and location. Usually it takes about one hour for a specialist to arrive at your home or office, but we often arrive in less time than that. We also accept after-hours calls, so you will always be able to speak to a live person.
A: Yes, we're here for you no matter what time of the day or night you call. Our services are available around the clock for your convenience. We believe you should not have to suffer through an emergency situation; you already have enough to deal with and repairs should not break the bank!
A: Plumbing can appear to be very simple. However, there is a lot of liability when dealing with water. Every situation is different and in order to give an accurate estimate it is always best to get eyes on the problem first. We will gladly come out and take a look and offer you the best solution for your problem.
A: Typically, a water heater lasts 10-15 years depending on water quality and maintenance. Annual maintenance can extend the life. Hard water or organic metals within your system, such as iron or manganese, will deteriorate the tank faster. Organic metals are usually only a problem on private well systems.
A: Yes, a tankless water heater will save you money because you are not using any energy to heat up the water, until there is a demand for it. Whereas a standard water heater has to maintain a constant temperature whether it is being used or not.
A: Standard temperature for a hot water tank should be between 120-125 degrees.
A: You may be running out of hot water due to the lack of maintenance to the tank which may be causing sediment build up. The parts on the water tank may also have become defective. This is a common problem for older, inefficient tanks that do not reheat fast enough to keep up with the demand of hot water.
A: One reason may be that you have old corroded pipes. Another reason could be due to an active leak within your water system. And sometimes the problem lies directly within the fixture itself.
A: We usually recommend re-piping be done when multiple fixtures show signs of low water pressure, or if there are continuous leak problems. Re-piping is also recommended when remodeling or doing any proactive upkeep of your home.
A: Manufactures recommend you replace your washing machine hoses every 5 years.
A: No, toilet bowl cleaners of this style are usually very acidic and are known to deteriorate the rubber parts inside the tank. We recommend you only use cleaning products inside the bowl and not the tank.
A: One person uses roughly between 80-100 gallons of water.
A: A slow drip of water can add up quickly, a sink that drips continuously can waste thousands of gallons of water per year.
A: A clean out is a fitting in the piping which allows access for easy cleaning. Having a clean out can reduce the fee, because it allows access to the pipes without having to take things apart. We are happy to install a clean out if one is not available.
When you book a commercial plumbing service appointment, we make it a point to arrive prepared, with the right parts and the highest quality equipment to get the job done right the first time!