Residential and Commercial Plumbing

Services

We are a full-service plumbing company, with full capabilities in commercial and residential plumbing, including new construction and remodel plumbing! Whether you are looking for help with plumbing repairs or a new plumbing installation, we can handle all your needs.

Services

About Our Services

Maple Valley Plumbing is a full-service plumbing company, with full capabilities in commercial and residential plumbing, including new construction and remodel plumbing! Whether you are looking for help with plumbing repairs or a new plumbing installation, we can handle all your needs. We serve the Southeast and Eastern King County, including the Issaquah, Sammamish Plateau area, Renton, Kent, Covington, Auburn, Enumclaw, Black Diamond, and of course the Greater Maple Valley area.

Water, Gas or Sewer. We Service them All! As licensed plumbers, what services do we provide? At Maple Valley Plumbing, we handle just about everything that involves water, gas or sewer lines, in both your home or your business, including plumbing maintenance (which is a great way to prevent expensive repairs!) We have expert plumbers who are highly trained on how to effectively asses the situation and provide you with a properly diagnosed problem along with your best plumbing solution.

 

We are experts in:

  • Tankless Water Heater Installations
  • Leaking or Burst Pipes
  • Clogged Drains
  • Tenant Improvement Plumbing
  • Plumbing Inspections
  • Rain Water Retention Systems
  • Well Water Pressure Systems
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Toilet & Faucet Replacements
  • Bathroom & Shower Installations
  • Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces
  • Water Main Repairs
  • Septic & Sewer Replacements
  • Gas Pipe Repairs & Installations

 

Leaky & Bursting Pipes

Leaking pipes can happen for many reasons, but the bottom line is that if left alone, those leaks can cause many times more in damage to nearby building structure, than just water cost.

Pipes can leak due to:

Aging – old buildings or houses may have the original plumbing, and eventually will need to be inspected or replaced. With older pipes, it may be the use of a chemical drain cleaner that has damaged the pipe or joint.

Corrosion – This wouldn’t be a problem for pvc type piping, but for anything metal that is exposed to moisture, eventually the rust build up and/or corrosion that happens over time will be bad for the water piping.

Freeze Damage – Generally, any water piping that is exposed to the outside or under-insulated can become a problem when outside temperatures fall below freezing. No matter what kind of piping (copper, pvc, zinc, or steel), frozen water can be a force to be reckoned with and if cold enough will damage the toughest piping material.

Not sealed properly – This generally happens during construction, but can be exposed later on after the building structure starts to settle or perhaps during an earthquake.

Garbage Disposals

Have you dropped a spoon or your keys into your garbage disposal lately?  If you have, don’t worry, you’re not along.  Metal objects in a garbage disposal can lead to damage and the effectiveness of your disposal unit.

Maple Valley Plumbing offers the entire line of Badger Garbage Disposals, the best selling and most reliable on the market. The “InSinkErator” has always been one of the most recognized conveniences in the kitchen.

Environmentally Friendly

Although composting your food waste is the ultimate practice for being “green,” an InSinkErator is the next best thing. If you are environmentally conscience, it is a fact that many wastewater treatment plants use food waste in the sewage to produce energy and fertilizer.

By reducing the amount of food waste in landfills, you are also reducing the amount of methane gas emissions and CO2 that may be contributing to greenhouse gases and global warming.

Safe for Septic Systems?

It is a common misconception that garbage disposals cannot be installed when a septic system is connected. This is a false belief, especially with the new Innovations of the InSinkErator, featuring “Bio-charge” technology that interacts with the septic system to break down food particles and reduce odor. The Bio-charge system also eliminates the need for additives.

Toilet & Faucet Repair

Toilet and faucet can often be found to produce leaks after several years of service. It’s a fact, inevitably your faucets and toilets will start leaking if proper maintenance is not used in a timely fashion.

Sometimes, leaks can be hidden and not so obvious, but there is a good way to check for leaks without going under the house. To check for a water leak in the house:

  • Turn off all faucets and water-using appliances. Make sure no one uses water during the test period!
  • Take a reading on your water meter, wait 30 minutes, then take a second reading. If the dial has moved, you have a leak.
  • Call a licensed plumber to locate and repair the leak.

To check for a water leak between your meter and house:

  • Turn off the the water supply to your house (locations vary, but the valve is somewhere between the water meter and the hot water tank).
  • Check your water meter; if it is still moving, you have a leak in the water line from the meter to your house.
  • Call a licensed plumber to locate and repair the leak.

Leakey Toilets

Leaky toilets not only waste water, but can also damage floors, subfloors, and ceilings (if the toilet is located on an upper floor). This seemingly small problem can add up to big headaches and lots of money!

To check for toilet leaks:

  • Place food coloring in the toilet’s water tank. If the dye shows up in the bowl after 15 minutes, the toilet has a leak.
  • Check around the base of the toilet; even a small amount of water can indicate a leak.
  • Call a licensed professional plumber to assist with repair or replacement of the toilet.
Hot Water Tanks | Tankless Hot Water Systems

Our favorite story to date: One customer reported 14 consecutive showers during a large family visit — with no drop in water temperature, and no waiting around for more water to heat! Experience the difference for yourself!

Why Tankless Water Heaters? Compare Tankless vs. Traditional!

The difference is AMAZING! When it really comes down to it, there is no comparison. Here are the major advantages of Tankless Water Heaters over Traditional:

  • Continuous Hot Water
  • Cut Energy Cost up to 50%
  • Compact Sizes
  • No Maintenance
  • No Bursting Tanks
  • No Vacation Hassles
  • Qualifies for Federal Tax Credit
  • Low CO2 Emmissions

Water Heater Replacement/Installation

One of the most important factors to consider when installing a plumbing system is determining how long the plumbing system will last. Plumbing systems are not a part of your home that you will be wanting replace more than once. Fortunately, Maple Valley Plumbing provides expert plumbing recommendations on plumbing systems that are expected to last for many years. Our experienced plumbing technicians can provide you with the insights and consideration needed to ensure that you are choosing the best plumbing system for the job.

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Plumbing Inspections

Whether you’re buying or selling real estate, it would be a wise decision to bring an expert plumber in to inspect the plumbing system of the investment at hand. Maple Valley Plumbing has experts on staff with many years of experience in troubleshooting techniques and recognizing problem areas that could become bigger issues in the future.

Plumbing Inspection Services

At Maple Valley Plumbing, we have the experts to do comprehensive inspections of just about any plumbing system at any site.

  • Residential & Commercial Piping Installations – services to inspect the piping layouts, venting, backflow protections, and setting of fixtures.
  • Pressurized Well Water Systems – We install and inspect complete systems to ensure the piping systems are installed correctly and problem free.
  • Waste Disposal Systems – Sewer line, venting, and toilet seating inspections.
    Septic System Inspection – Septic tank inspections, septic drainfield inspections, and septic piping inspections.
  • Landscaping and Lawn Irrigation Systems – Pressure Leak detection, backflow preventor inspection, and meter inspection.
Clogged Drains

There’s really no way around it…most if not all plumbing systems will eventually get clogged. While most can be cleared without the need of a plumber, there are times when you need to call a licensed plumber to make repairs.

One of the biggest mistakes we see are home owners trying to fix a clog with the wrong equipment or chemicals that can damage your plumbing. Applying too much pressure, using the wrong tools, or the use of harsh chemicals can all lead to costly plumbing repairs. If you have a persistent problem or a clog that you can’t fix, please call before it’s too late.

Maple Valley Plumbing to the Rescue!

If you are experiencing a drainage problem or persistent clogs, give Maple Valley Plumbing a call. We are you Puget Sound and East-side resource for all your plumbing repair needs.

We are experts at clearing clogs and drain problems for sinks, tubs, toilets, showers, and basically anything with a drain. But sometimes, it not the obvious and the problem is deeper in the system. That’s where Maple Valley Plumbing prides itself, making the right assessment and getting the job done right the first time.

We provide free onsite estimates and we stand 100 percent behind our work. In addition, customer education is something we know you value, so we take the time to explain any repair work we are performing BEFORE we start.

 

Water Pressure Systems

If you live in rural King County, then chances are your source of water is coming from a well. Whether you are building a new home or need repairs on your existing system, Maple Valley Plumbing is your complete solution providers. We can install complete pressurized water systems for residential and light commercial applications.

Of course, there are times when your existing system needs maintenance or repair. Most newer pressurized systems use a pressure tank with a rubber bladder that is filled with air to create pressure when water is pumped into the system. These rubber bladders eventually need to be replaced and depending on your equipment, the work can range between replacing the entire tank to just the rubber bladder. Either way, you really should have a licensed plumber make the repairs to ensure the entire system is fully functional.

Well Water & Pump Services

At Maple Valley Plumbing, we have the knowledge and experience to install, service, and repair just about any well water and pumping system.

Residential & Commercial Piping Installations – services to inspect the piping layouts, venting, backflow protections, and setting of fixtures.

Pressurized Well Water Systems – We install and inspect complete systems to ensure the piping systems are installed correctly and problem free.

Waste Disposal Systems – Sewer line, venting, and toilet seating inspections.

Septic System Inspection – Septic tank inspections, septic drainfield inspections, and septic piping inspections.

Landscaping and Lawn Irrigation Systems – Pressure Leak detection, backflow preventor inspection, and meter inspection.

Water Main Repairs & Replacements

Water main leaks or breaks can be very messy, and expensive if not fixed in an urgent fashion.

In many cases, the leak may not have physical symptoms (i.e. soggy lawn or running water where it’s not supposed to be), but you may notice your water bill is increasing without your usage of water going up. The dollars can add up fast, so it’s best to have a professional plumber assess the problem.

Maple Valley Plumbing has the expertise and equipment to find the leak and do all the work around repair or replacement of the water main.

Detecting a Leak

Aside from the obvious symptoms, like a soggy lawn, wet driveway or street, or worse yet, a sink hole, there are ways to detect water leaks without special equipment. Here is a common way to detect leaks in the main water line to your home:

Water Meter

  1. Turn Water Main Off – In most homes, there is a main water valve that can be shut off before entry to the household fixtures.
  2. Remove Lid to Water mMeter – There may be a cover to the meter itself that can be lifted so you can see the measurement dials.
  3. Watch the Meter – if there is a leak, the meter will be running.
  4. Ensure Testing – If you do detect a leak at the meter, then just to be sure the shut off valve is doing its job, turn on a faucet inside the house. If water is still running, then your shutoff valve may be defective. If there is no water running, then the test at the meter was accurate.

If you have attempted the steps above and have not resolved your leak suspecions, then of course, you can give us a call to help.

Septic & Sewer Replacements

Maple Valley Plumbing can help you detect and repair problems related to failing septic systems and sewer lines.

Septic System Installations & Repair

A well maintained septic system usually means trouble free use of your septic system for long periods of time, but eventually, even the most diligently maintained systems can fail. That where we come in. Our technicians can pinpoint problems and help you resolve them. Even install new septic systems if needed.

Sewer Line Installations & Repair

Sewer lines can be damaged in many ways. Older homes in particular may have large trees around the sewer line where eventually their roots invade the pipe lining, thus creating a blockage.

Even though we don’t typically have extremely cold weather in the Puget Sound area, there can be problem resulting from cold snaps where the ground freezes and pipes may not be buried deep enough to prevent damage. Obviously, frozen pipes are never a good thing.

Rain Water Retention Systems
Even though the Puget Sound region gets its fair share of rain every year, there can be long periods of time during the summer months where drought conditions are common. Even if there is no drought, why not save money on your water bill by using what’s free right out of the sky.

The average rainfall in Puget Sound (per NOAA) is:

Average Historical Rainfall (inches)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
5.79 4.02 3.71 2.55 1.7 1.46 0.77 1.1 1.72 3.5 5.97 5.81
Annual: 37.99

Trvia: Did you know that just 1 inch of rain falling on a roof of 2000 sq ft gives you 1200 gallons of water? It’s true!

At Maple Valley Plumbing, we have the experience to install all kinds of applications to harvest rain water and make efficient use of your stored water. Rain water is also the best water for your plants and lawn.

Storage Tanks

There are rain water storage tanks for different applications:

  • Rain Barrels – Generally, rain barrels can be used for smaller applications and are easy to install.
  • Above Ground Rain Water Storage – The storage tanks can range from plastic composite to aluminum and can be used for landscape irrigation, livestock, and refilling water features and ponds.
  • Below Ground Rain Water Storage Storage – Below ground gives you the same application uses as above ground, but with the added benefit of having the storage tanks hidden from site.

Rain Water Storage Applications

What could be better than using something as natural as rain water to water your lawn, plants, and animals? Here are some practical ideas on what you can do with rain water harvesting:

Greenhouse Water – Build a greenhouse or hothouse for your plants and use the roof to harvest water for use in watering your plants later.

Landscape Watering – Rain barrels and storage tanks can be a beautiful addition to any landscape and can provide a convenient water source throughout the year for you plants.

Landscape Irrigation – With larger water retention systems, a landscape irrigation system can be installed, providing a reliable and inexpensive way to water your lawn and plants.

Livestock – With larger water retention systems, a watering system can be installed to provide inexpensive water to your livestock and farm animals.

Natural Gas & Propane Pipe Repairs

If you smell gas inside or outside your home, leave the area immediately and call 911 or your supplier to have the gas shut off. There may be danger, especially if inside your home where gas can collect and be ignited from even the smallest spark.

Hopefully this isn’t an emergency, but if you need repairs to your natural gas or propane lines, Maple Valley Plumbing provides the following services:

  • Gas Leak Detection & Testing
  • Natural Gas & Propane Line repairs / installations – This includes lines to appliances, fireplaces, hot tubs, water heaters, furnace, etc.
  • Gas Line inspection
  • Natural Gas Water heater repair & replacement
  • Gas Line Regulator Installation & replacement
  • Building Code Upgrades – Building codes are always changing and could impact the resale value of property or add to costs of selling.

Propane Tank Installations

Maple Valley Plumbing can install propane tanks (cylinders) up to 100 gallons in size and run piping or lines to any location. If you are planning an outdoor kitchen, permanent barbeque grill, gas fireplace, or outdoor heaters, we can help you create the perfect outdoor experience.

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